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The Temperature is Rising So Get Outdoors!

May 18, 2012 by Marc Faktor, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: get moving

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The Temperature is Rising So Get Outdoors!

The days are getting longer, the temperature is rising and as a result, the shorts, sundresses, and runners are coming out of hibernation.

YES! Summer is just around the corner and there’s no better way to kick it off than getting outdoors this Victoria Day Long weekend with your family (children, siblings & parents) and friends!

Here are a few ideas to get MOVING! + MORE

Doctors and Dietitians on the Same Page

May 18, 2012 by Kenton Delisle | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: nutrition, dietitian services, 8-1-1

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Doctors and Dietitians on the Same Page

Have you ever stood on a street corner and asked for directions only to be told different things by different people? Very frustrating, right? This can be very similar to how it feels when navigating health information. You can get as many “opinions” as you have people asked... especially when it comes to food and nutrition.

Nutrition and food science is a constantly evolving area that requires ongoing learning. While the fundamentals don’t change (i.e. eating plenty of vegetables and fruits, choosing whole grains, enjoying low fat milk and alternatives and selecting lean meat and alternatives), new research findings add to our knowledge and help us to fine-tune our advice. + MORE

Informed Dining - How Will You Use It?

May 14, 2012 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: Informed Dining, Dining Out, Restuarant

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Informed Dining - How Will You Use It?

By Dean Simmons & Andrea Godfreyson

Living in the Information Age, we have become accustomed to having access to information when we need it. Information can give us the power to make informed choices.

Until recently it has required a special effort to be informed about the nutrients in the foods we eat and beverages we drink at restaurants and coffee shops. While you may be in the habit of reviewing the Nutrition Facts table when comparing packaged foods in a grocery store, this type of comparison hasn’t been possible at most restaurants. This is changing. + MORE

Rhubarb Ruminations

May 10, 2012 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition, Vegetables and Fruit | Tags: rhubarb, seasonal

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Rhubarb Ruminations

Spring is finally here. The tulips are up, the trees are budding and the first crops of BC grown veggies and fruit are on their way. I especially look forward to the arrival of rhubarb season. For me rhubarb is a comfort food that is associated with many a fond memory.

I remember riding around my neighbourhood with my friend on little BMX bikes when I was around 10 years old. There were rhubarb plants growing in the backyards with leafy stalks poking through the fence into the alleyway. On a dare we would rip off a stalk, take a bite and then laugh watching each other’s faces pucker up from the tartness of the rhubarb.

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Tweens Teach Me About Greens

May 8, 2012 by Kenton Delisle | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags: vegetables

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Tweens Teach Me About Greens

Andrea’s “coming of age” salad story reminds me of a salad experience I had a few years ago. I was preparing to present to a class of grade five and six students as part of their Food Sense nutrition education program.  It was spring, and they were exploring the Vegetables and Fruit food group. I wanted to keep it seasonal and as “BC” as possible, but I was stumped with what to do. My seasoned supervisor, Sydney, suggested (say that three times fast) “How about greens?” “Oh, that’ll go over well with a bunch of grade five and sixes.” I said, thinking she was joking. She wasn’t.  Sceptically, I took her up on her challenge.

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