December 12, 2017Have you ever found a puddle of mysterious green goo at the back of the fridge? Here are some ideas for storing vegetables and fruit to keep them fresh.
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I grew up in the Lower Mainland and received my post-secondary education at UBC and McGill University in Montreal. While I was going to school, I worked as a bank teller, in food service and as a camp cook. Not long after becoming a dietitian, I moved back home to the west coast, where I’ve worked in hospitals and public health. Now, I’m at HealthLink BC, and I’m very happy to work with people, helping them move toward their healthy eating goals.
Growing up, my family and I picked and preserved many summer fruits, tomatoes, vegetables and pickles and canned a lot of salmon. My memories are one reason why I’m so interested in our connections between food and family, friends and community. I’m also fascinated with new developments in research on food and nutrition, how they are communicated and how that affect our views on food, health and what we eat.
I’m pleased to be able to share my thoughts on food and nutrition with you.
Articles by Catherine Atchison, Registered Dietitian
October 3, 2017 by Catherine Atchison, Registered DietitianIt’s time for Brussels sprouts! This nutritious veggie can add a fresh taste to your fall and winter cooking. If you’re not a fan already, you will be after reading this.
September 19, 2017 by Catherine Atchison, Registered DietitianEating a variety of seafood can be part of healthy eating. When it comes to shellfish like BC oysters and scallops, here are some food safety points to keep in mind.
August 15, 2017 by Catherine Atchison, Registered DietitianThe date on food packaging can help you choose safe and healthy foods for you and your family. Here are some tips on different types of date labels and how to use them.
February 28, 2017 by Catherine Atchison, Registered DietitianNo matter what activities your teen enjoys, well balanced meals and snacks, with enough protein, can keep their energy levels up throughout the day. Read why protein is important for teens and whether protein powders are a healthy choice.