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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

Safely Enjoy Meals with BC Oysters and Scallops

September 19, 2017 by Catherine Atchison, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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BC scallop and oyster food safety

When I was a child, my family would visit friends on Vancouver Island for a big summer celebration. I have great memories of my Dad teaching us kids how to gather, shuck and cook oysters to add a taste of the ocean to our dinner.

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Milk Allergy in Children

September 5, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Milk Allergy in Children

Parents are used to hearing different responses from people when sharing that their child has a food allergy. Milk allergy is a case in point. Milk allergy is common in children—about 5 out of 100 children have it. Even so, people’s reactions can range from not taking the allergy seriously to wanting to give well-intentioned advice. Both can be harmful, especially when the advice is based on myths or out-of-date information.

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Cooking with Lentils

August 29, 2017 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Cooking with Lentils

Beans, beans, the musical fruit, the more you eat, the more you toot.
The more you toot, the better you feel, so eat your beans at every meal.

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