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Don’t Worry, Eat Happy…

June 12, 2012 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: blood-type, positive psychology

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Don’t Worry, Eat Happy…

I have started to “eat right for my blood type,” and I love it. You may be surprised to hear this from a dietitian, but it’s true and I don’t deny it.

No, I’m not following the pseudoscience of ‘Eat Right for Your Blood Type’ diets, which are more like nutritional horoscopes than evidence-based guidelines. I’m eating for my blood type by incorporating the concepts of Positive Psychology into my eating. My blood type happens to be B+ (get it, “be positive”?), so I am trying to eat with a positive and happy state of mind. + MORE

Are We on the Same Page?

June 7, 2012 by Kenton Delisle | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: question & answer

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Are We on the Same Page?

In response to readers’ interest, here are the rest of the questions from the BC Medical Association’s article from the May 18th blog entry, Doctors and Dietitians on the Same Page.

This is by no means an exhaustive list, but merely a snapshot of the most common questions about food and nutrition at Dietitian Services at the time of the collaborative article. Trends, research and perceptions change all the time and so do the questions being asked. So feel free to ask us more questions at www.healthyfamiliesbc.ca, or email or call a dietitian at Dietitian Services at HealthLink BC (8-1-1). + MORE

Hitting the Spot (Prawns)

June 5, 2012 by Kenton Delisle | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: summer, prawns

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Hitting the Spot (Prawns)

We all have things that we associate with different times of the year. Me? I associate different foods with different seasons. Springtime and in particular May and early June, means spot prawns! Delicious, locally caught, sustainably harvested, nutritious…and did I say delicious? All this just minutes from my home.

I used to muck about with many different recipes, until one day buying prawns at the wharf I had a prawn fisherman say, as he pulled the bag of prawns back from me just as he was about to hand them over, “one minute, no more,” with a very serious look on his face. + MORE

Is Active Play Extinct?

June 4, 2012 by Marc Faktor, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: play, children, physical activity

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Is Active Play Extinct?

On May 29th 2012, Active Healthy Kids Canada released the 2012 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. Among some of the key grades on the report card, Canadian kids didn’t pass the “active play” domain with flying colors.

Quoting the report card, here are a couple key facts contributing to this lack of active play:

Canadian kids spend 63% of their free time, after school and on weekends, being sedentary.Instead of playing outdoors, Canadian kids in Grades 6 to 12 are spending 7 hours and 48 minutes per day in front of screens. + MORE

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