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Meeting Nutrition Needs of Vegetarian Teens

March 28, 2017 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Meeting Nutrition Needs of Vegetarian Teens

Feeding kids can be exhausting, and just when you think you’re safely out of the picky-eating years, you can find yourself faced with other dietary demands. Insert your newly proclaimed vegetarian teen that looks just like the teen who asked you for hamburgers for dinner yesterday.

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Ketogenic Diet: Is Going Low Carb Healthy?

March 21, 2017 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Ketogenic Diet: Is Going Low Carb Healthy?

When it comes to nutrition, it is wise to be cautious of advice that seems too good to be true. An example of this is the hype surrounding the use of very low carbohydrate diets, like the ketogenic diet.

Historically used to treat severe epilepsy, the ketogenic diet is promoted as a way to lose weight; improve brain function; control blood sugar, cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure; reduce inflammation; and the list goes on. + MORE

Picky Eating: End the Mayhem at Family Mealtime

March 14, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Picky Eating: End the Mayhem at Family Mealtime

You make a large family meal and your kids only take two bites. You are always on the lookout for go-to meals that everyone can agree on. Sound familiar?

Whether you are dealing with picky eaters, rushed mealtime or other dinner table dilemmas, the good news is that taking control of the dinner hour is within your reach.

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How Much Protein do Teens Need?

February 28, 2017 by Catherine Atchison, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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How Much Protein do Teens Need?

Teens have a lot on the go. Eating well can give them the energy they need to perform their best, whether it’s in the classroom or on the sports field. No matter what activities your teen enjoys, well balanced meals and snacks, with enough protein, will help keep their energy levels up throughout the day.

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Food Fads: What Information Can You Trust?

February 21, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Food Fads: What Information Can You Trust?

Let’s face it. Not everything you read or see is true. And while many of us know that, it’s still easy to be swept up by popular ideas we see online, read in magazines or hear from friends. When it comes to nutrition advice, knowing how to separate food fact from fiction is a skill that is worth its weight in carrots!

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