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Why Salmon Should Make it On Your Menu

July 31, 2013 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: salmon, fish, recipe ideas

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Why Salmon Should Make it On Your Menu

Pacific salmon has been named the official fish of BC. This superb fish tastes great, packs a nutritious punch and is an easy base from which to create simple and delicious meals. With all this, you may be left wondering "what’s the catch?" 

Well, happily there is no catch! Salmon is a good source of protein, vitamin D and omega-3 polyunsaturated fats, and is low in mercury. Also, wild BC salmon is recommended by the Ocean Wise program as coming from sustainable fisheries. All together, salmon is a nutrient dense food that’s a healthy choice for you and the whole family. + MORE

Red, Red Wine - Is it Good for Us or What?

July 31, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Alcohol | Tags: alcohol, mental health & well-being

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Red, Red Wine - Is it Good for Us or What?

It seems that one of the media’s favourite stories is to report how drinking red wine is good for our hearts. I don’t know about you, but I don’t tend to drink for my health - so, like others, I’m happy to jump on the idea that it can be beneficial. But, is there any truth to it? Well, yes and no. + MORE

Greek Yogurt Dips Kids Will Love

July 30, 2013 by Andrea Godfreyson, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Recipes | Tags: kids, dips, fruits & vegetables

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Greek Yogurt Dips Kids Will Love

Kids have taught me that dips make food more appealing. A plate of plain broccoli gets the cold shoulder from most kids (and adults), but add a creamy dip and the broccoli will be eaten in no time.

Well…sometimes the vegetable(s) may be licked and double dipped, but that’s another issue! + MORE

The Importance of Getting Back to Nature

July 24, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: General Information | Tags: mental health & well-being, stress reduction

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The Importance of Getting Back to Nature

Julie Adams is a policy analyst at the BC Ministry of Health.

She focuses on mental health promotion and works to improve the mental health of all British Columbians; including those that are currently living with a mental illness and those who are currently not.

Thanks for being today's guest blogger Julie!

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Organic Produce Decisions: 5 Things to Consider

July 23, 2013 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: organic, local produce, regulations

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Organic Produce Decisions: 5 Things to Consider

Recent consumer research shows that 66% of British Columbians buy organic groceries on a weekly basis.

Organic grocery shoppers spend an average of $19 more per week than people who don’t buy organic groceries - with vegetables and fruit accounting for 43% of organic sales. Is it worth it to buy organic vegetables and fruit?

Maybe, but it depends on which factors are most important to you.

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