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Fresh, Frozen or Canned can all be Healthy Choices

January 5, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition, Vegetables and Fruit | Tags:

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Fresh Frozen or Canned Fruit and Vegetable can be Healthy

There’s a terrible rumour going around that canned and frozen are inferior to fresh fruits and veggies in both taste and nutrition. So I’m writing this blog to set the story straight, once and for all, fresh, frozen or canned can all be healthy choices and here’s why:

We live in, arguably, the best country in the world; Canada, home to majestic landscapes, multiculturalism and the friendliest people, eh? But Canada is also known for…winter. December to March brings the coldest temperatures making it difficult to grow fresh fruits and veggies, even for the mildest parts of BC. + MORE

Winter Squash is Back on the Menu! Part 2

September 30, 2015 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags:

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Winter Squash is Back on the Menu! Part 2

In Part 1 of this series you learned about buying and storing winter squash. Read on to learn more about using winter squash  in your kitchen.

Make the most of winter squash! Here are answers to common questions about how to prepare this seasonal delight.

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Winter Squash is Back on the Menu! Part 1

September 29, 2015 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags:

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Winter Squash is Back on the Menu! Part 1

In Part 1 of this series you’ll learn about buying and storing winter squash. Part 2 takes you to the kitchen and provides tips on using this delicious vegetable (well actually it’s a fruit).

Winter squash come in a dazzling number of varieties. They vary widely in size, colour, shape and flavour. To help you get started we’ve got answers to some common squash questions.

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Why Do Men Eat Less Vegetables and Fruit?

August 18, 2015 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags:

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Why Do Men Eat Less Vegetables and Fruit?

Advertising can be unkind and food ads often present men in simple macho stereotypes; craving meaty, greasy and salty food. Not exactly a picture of health. So where do vegetables and fruit fit in?

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Save Money and Waste Less. Keep Produce Fresh!

August 4, 2015 by Andrea Godfreyson, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags:

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Save Money and Waste Less. Keep Produce Fresh!

Most of us waste food and may not think much about it. But it adds up. The average Canadian family throws away $86 worth of food each month. According to a 2013 survey, we throw out 11 per cent of the vegetables and fruit we buy each week.

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