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Who Doesn’t Love Eating?

September 27, 2012 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: virtural grocery store, Healthy Eating, new online tool

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Who Doesn’t Love Eating?

This past week Healthy Families BC launched an innovative tool - Shopping Sense and the Virtual Grocery Store.

As the personality you’ll meet through videos and interactive features in this virtual experience, you’ll discover my passion for food and eating.

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Nutrition to Prevent a Broken Heart

September 25, 2012 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: heart health, Healthy Eating

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Nutrition to Prevent a Broken Heart

When my grandfather was 92 years old he suffered a heart attack that ultimately ended his life. He had, by all accounts, been very healthy his entire life until that point. When he was first admitted to hospital after the heart attack, the attending physician tried to get some medical history from him.

Physician: “Have you ever had any heart problems before?”

Grandpa: “Oh, yes. I used to have them a lot when I was younger.” + MORE

National Jersey Day is this Week!

September 24, 2012 by Marc Faktor, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: National Jersey Day, get active, community support

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National Jersey Day is this Week!

If you've noticed two of my last three blogs have focused on an amazing event (Sports Day in Canada, September 29th) and a week of corresponding events (Community Engagement Week & Try it Days, September 22-29th) all with the same overarching goal:

“To bring Canadians together to celebrate the power of sport to build community, promote healthy and active living and to fortify our national spirit as Canadians! “I remind you to GET INVOLVED with Sports Day in Canada and Try it Days to set an example for your community and family members. Make a Difference.... Be the Difference!

In addition and more important to this specific blog post, I want to let everyone know about another, yes another, awesome event that gives individuals an exciting way to publicly showcase their favorite sport and or sports club/team. YES, that’s correct... National Jersey Day is almost here! + MORE

Confessions of a Hummus-Hater

September 20, 2012 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags: kids, school, food allergies

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Confessions of a Hummus-Hater

It’s everywhere: lurking in lunch boxes, occupying dip bowls on party tables and busting out of grocery store deli cases. That deliciously creamy garlic spread that goes with just about anything, hummus. I hate it. It’s the food that reminds me of my son’s life threatening allergy.

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What's Your "Steak" in Creating Change?

September 18, 2012 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: portion size, food choices

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What's Your "Steak" in Creating Change?

At our house, Friday night is “movie night.”

It’s a nice, relaxing way to start the weekend and the kids absolutely love how special they feel when we make a bowl of popcorn and pick out the movie we’re going to watch together.

Last Friday they chose ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,’ an animated film about an inventor, Flint Lockwood, who wanted to create something to make life better in his home town. The town had been built on sardine fishing, an industry that was now suffering because people everywhere decided that sardines are “super gross.” + MORE

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