April 3, 2018Many people rely on food banks – seniors, families, youth on their own, people who are working or between jobs, people living with disabilities and those living with mental illness. Here are ideas for healthy food donations and other ways to help out.
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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
March 13, 2018 by Catherine Atchison, Registered DietitianKeep your immune system working at its best. Follow these tips year round to avoid getting sick.
January 16, 2018 by Catherine Atchison, Registered DietitianThere is nothing like a steaming bowl of homemade soup or stew to warm you up from the inside out. Look no further for your next favourite recipe.
December 12, 2017 by Catherine Atchison, Registered DietitianHave 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.
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.