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Hop on the Vegetable Bandwagon

January 31, 2013 by Andrea Godfreyson, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: roasting, Healthy Eating, recipes

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Hop on the Vegetable Bandwagon

Scanning the lists of anticipated food trends for 2013, one thing has become clear. This year is the year of the vegetable.

Whether it’s making vegetables the main ingredient in your meal, new and inventive ways of cooking vegetables or offering them as interesting snacks, veggies are in.

I don’t know about you, but this is one bandwagon I’m happy to jump on. + MORE

Cooking from Scratch

January 29, 2013 by Andrea Godfreyson, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: recipes, home made, do it yourself

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Cooking from Scratch

Up until recently, mustard was just that magical spicy vinegary spread that seemed to make everything taste better. I never considered how it was made.

That is, until a co-worker gave me a beautiful jar of handmade hot maple mustard. “How did you make that?!” I squealed in delight. She smiled. It turns out homemade mustard is ridiculously easy. I couldn’t get home fast enough to look at recipes.

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Take Action this Super Bowl Sunday

January 28, 2013 by Marc Faktor, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: fitness indoors, healthy choices, superbowl

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Take Action this Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl is a great time to get the gang together to enjoy each other’s company, a few tasty treats, and watch one of the most sought after TV programs in North America.

Unfortunately, most Super Bowl gatherings mean excessive sitting, high calorie and deep fried foods, as well as lots of unneeded sweetened and alcoholic beverages. + MORE

Teaching the Reason for Healthy Eating

January 24, 2013 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags: eating healthy, children, food

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Teaching the Reason for Healthy Eating

I’ve mentioned it before: my four year old son has some very definite ideas about what he likes (and doesn’t like) to eat. But a few weeks ago he caught me by surprise. He started asking for water to drink at mealtimes instead of milk. I complied with his request for a couple of days, but once it started to become a regular thing, I needed to get more information from him. While water is the preferred beverage to satisfy thirst, I wanted to be sure my son didn’t exclude milk. So, I asked him why he didn’t want to drink milk.

“Milk is for babies,” he told me. + MORE

A little Inspiration to Go Tobacco Free

January 23, 2013 by Shelley Canitz | Posted in: Smoking | Tags: smoking, tobacco, smoking cessation

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A little Inspiration to Go Tobacco Free

There are many things in life I wished I'd done differently."Why didn't I...(fill in the blank)" is a common thought that runs through my brain whenever I have a fleeting moment of reflection. However, when I think back on the fact that I didn’t start smoking, I only feel relief. If I had started smoking, I think I would be one of those who had an awful time quitting. + MORE

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