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Articles by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian

Tend a Garden, Save on Groceries

February 2, 2016 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian

Chances are you’ve heard people talking about the price of cauliflower lately. While not usually the subject of news reports, rising food prices have been getting attention. Here are seven ideas for what you can do to save money by growing your own food.

Beans, Lentils and Peas Oh My!

January 19, 2016 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian

It’s 2016, the international year of pulses! Dried beans, lentils and peas have been quietly nourishing humanity for thousands of years but these days they don’t regularly appear on the dinner plates of most Canadian families. It’s time for this to change.

Get the Facts on Processed Meat and Cancer

November 24, 2015 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian

If you and your family love eating hot dogs, sausages, bacon, ham and cold cuts, you may have been troubled by the mass media coverage following a new study, which found that eating these types of processed meats causes colorectal cancer. On top of that, red meat was identified as a probable cause of colorectal cancer. The risk of cancer appears to increase with the amount of red and processed meat you eat. What does this all mean? Let’s break it down.

Supper Time Survival Tips for Parents

November 17, 2015 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian

If you have kids, especially little kids, you know that getting healthy meals on the dinner table can sometimes be stressful. Read these survival tips for parents to help ease the anxiety and get you out of the” take-out trap”.

Satisfy Your Hunger With Fewer Calories

November 10, 2015 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian

Looking for a recipe for success when it comes to eating to reach or maintain a healthy body weight? Choosing foods that are packed with water and fibre can help you to feel full and energized. Learn how.



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