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November 2013

Vitamin D and Seniors' Fall Prevention

November 5, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: seniors, falls prevention, vitamin D

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Vitamin D and Seniors' Fall Prevention

Today's guest blogger is Bonnie Fiala.

Bonnie works for the BC Ministry of Health providing expertise on seniors' fall prevention. She's been essential in the development and management of fall prevention policies and plans for the Province. She's passionate about helping reduce the incidence (and impact) of falls for BC seniors.

Thanks for blogging today Bonnie!

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Flu Season is Coming - Get ready

November 4, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: General Information | Tags: cold or flu, flu shots

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Flu Season is Coming - Get ready

Today's blogger is Dr. Perry Kendall. He's BC's Provincial Health Officer.

He has a passion for public health and was awarded the Order of British Columbia for his contributions to Public Health practice and to harm reduction policy and practice in BC.

Thanks for joining us Dr. Kendall!

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RECIPE! Tortilla Soup

November 1, 2013 by Andrea Godfreyson, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Recipes | Tags: Tortilla soup, original recipes

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Recipe: Tortilla Soup

Andrea's Tortilla Soup:

Soup Ingredients
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 green pepper, diced
1 onion, diced
½ - 1 jalapeno, seeds and membrane removed and diced (use less if you don’t want it spicy)
1 chipotle pepper, canned in adobo sauce
1 tbsp ground coriander
2 tsp ground cumin + MORE

RECIPE! Braised Root Vegetables

November 1, 2013 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Recipes | Tags: recipe ideas, yam, carrots, sweet potato

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Recipe: Braised Root Vegetables

Adapted from How to Cook Everything Vegetarian, by Mark Bittman

Serves 4

Ingredients:

30 ml (2 tbsp) olive oil or melted butter454 g (1 lb.) turnips, rutabaga or other root vegetable, cut into chunks125 ml (1/2 cup) of low-sodium vegetable brothPepper and salt to tasteLemon juice to taste + MORE

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