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April 2016

Protein. Get the Facts.

April 12, 2016 by Adrienne Ngai, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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How much protein do you need? What foods have protein?

When you hear the word protein, is the first image that pops to mind a piece of steak or chicken? Are you wondering how much protein you need each day, or are you an older adult wondering if protein needs change as you age? Well… read on to get answers to these questions and learn more about this mighty nutrient.

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Kick It Up a Notch With Soccer

April 7, 2016 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Soccer is a global sport everyone can enjoy and is great exercise

It’s that time of year again to dust off those cleats and head out to your local soccer turf, field, or school yard to kick the ball around. There aren’t many communities in BC where you won’t find a game of soccer happening when the weather gets warm. Whether you are running from the mosquitos while on the field in Prince George or you rent some turf time on a busy field in Surrey, odds are there’s a game of soccer happening.

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Picture of a Balanced Diet

April 5, 2016 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags:

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Picture a balanced diet with Canada's Eat Well Plate

You’ve probably heard that variety and balance are two key features of healthy eating. The recommendation to eat a ‘variety’ of healthy foods may be easy to understand, but the term ‘balance’ is more vague. Read on to learn about what this term really means when it comes to healthy eating.

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