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Velo City Global 2012...Arrives in Vancouver!

June 25, 2012 by Marc Faktor, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: Velo City Global, cycling, bikes

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Velo City Global 2012...Arrives in Vancouver!

For those that don’t know, Velo-city Global is the world’s premier international cycling and planning conference. It’s a four day event, jam packed with great sessions and offers delegates from around the globe, the chance to share the best practices for initiating, developing and sustaining cities that are friendly to cyclists. A place where bicycles are acknowledged as a valuable part of daily transportation as well as recreation!

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The Time Between Mouthfuls

June 21, 2012 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags: kids, trying new foods

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The Time Between Mouthfuls

If you have read my previous posts, you’ve heard about my challenges getting my children to try new and varied foods and to embrace a world beyond noodles. This post isn’t about that. It’s about what happens between mouthfuls.

I grew up in a family that ate breakfast and dinner together almost every day. Not every meal took place at the table and was leisurely and relaxed. That wasn’t the case at all. But there was the expectation that my sister and I would be home for meals, unless there was some reasonable explanation.

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Pretty Vitamin Waters

June 19, 2012 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: sugar, Sugary drinks

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Pretty Vitamin Waters

Road trips, I have often found myself making pit-stops at gas stations and “quickie marts” for nourishment when we’ve started to run low on snacks and fluids to keep both the driver and me feeling alert and hydrated. Standing in front of one of those wall-to-wall beverage fridges and deciding whether to spend my $3 on a plain bottle of water or a pretty pink or tangerine-coloured drink touting the addition of healthful vitamins and herbs is a decision I have been faced with many times. With names like “banana colada” and “acai blueberry pomegranate,” who can resist?

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Getting Into Shape for Summer

June 18, 2012 by Marc Faktor, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: healthy weight, getting started

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Summer is almost here and there’s no better time for people to start taking action to improve their health and body image. To set the stage, I thought it would be a good idea to do a little bit of Q & A, by sharing part of a recent interview I participated in.

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What are some destructive and unhealthy trends that you see people engaging in as "quick fixes" to rapidly lose weight, add muscle to build beach ready bodies? + MORE

Congratulations Ewa Rosol of Vancouver!

June 15, 2012 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition, Sodium | Tags: Contest Winners

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Informed Dining Contest winners

Congratulations to Our Grand Prize Winner Ewa Rosol of Vancouver!

Ewa is taking home $2000 worth of kitchen items from a store of her choice, as well as the services of a registered dietitian (valued at $500)! However, over the course of May and June 2012, some lucky British Columbians have also won some fun weekly prizes; $150 in gift certificates to restaurants participating in the Informed Dining program!

Did you know that on average British Columbians eat one in ten meals in a restaurant or food service establishment? + MORE

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