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Canada’s Food Guide: What Changes to Expect

January 23, 2018 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Canada food guide changes

There has been a lot of media buzz around the upcoming changes to Canada’s Food Guide, but some of the information floating around isn’t quite right. Here’s a summary of what you need to know.

Why is the Food Guide being updated? 

Canada’s Food Guide was first released in 1942 to let people know the minimum amounts of foods they needed to eat to help protect them from nutritional deficiencies during war time and rations. + MORE

Winter Soups and Stews

January 16, 2018 by Catherine Atchison, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition, Recipes | Tags:

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Winter Soups and Stews

We’ve passed winter solstice and the start of the new year. Now I’m looking forward to longer days!

In the meantime, and to help me appreciate the seasons, I enjoy soups and stews to warm me up and feel cozy.

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Healthy Eating Highlights of 2017

December 20, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Healthy Eating Highlights of 2017

The end of the year often brings with it a time of reflection. During 2017, we at HealthyFamilies BC tried to cover a broad range of food and nutrition topics to support you and your family to eat healthy. The number of visits to our blog posts tell us that many people were curious about diet trends like the Ketogenic diet and “clean eating.” + MORE

What to Do About Halloween Candy

October 31, 2017 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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What to Do About Halloween Candy

It’s Halloween! Are you saying Boo! or Booooooooooo?

Like many health-conscious parents, I find Halloween to be a bit cringe-worthy. But I also see how excited my kids get about dressing up and heading out with their friends to go trick-or-treating. Halloween and its candy are part of our culture, so rather than fight it, I try to make the most of it.

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Packing School Lunches

September 26, 2017 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Packing School Lunches

If you have kids, congratulations on making it through the first month back at school. Getting into the fall routine can be tough, and the monotony of packing school lunches five days a week can quickly feel mind numbing. How many times is it okay to send a cheese sandwich? What if you put it in a tortilla and call it a cheese burrito? + MORE

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