September 26, 2017Packing school lunches can be draining. Here are some ideas and tips to take the monotony out of mealtime for both you and your child.
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- About Joanna -
We live in a world bombarded with nutrition information. It’s coming at us from all directions, from different sources, and with different focuses. How is anyone supposed to know what to eat?
I was born and raised in BC, first completing a degree in psychology and biology before going on to a degree in dietetics. After internship, I worked in acute care, residential care, and outpatient settings. However, most of my career has been spent at HealthLink BC, in two different roles: first, answering people’s phone calls on food and nutrition, then transitioning into resource development, where we sift through the science and aim to create written nutrition resources that are clear, meaningful and achievable.
I believe that food and eating are important parts of our lives. As such, they can bring great joy, but they can also bring stress, guilt, and confusion. My goal is to write blog posts that provide you with the information you need to inspire you toward meeting your own healthy eating goals. I hope you enjoy them.
Articles by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian
August 29, 2017 by Joanna Drake, Registered DietitianWhat’s not to love about lentils? They are nutritious, delicious, and easy to cook. Plus, they are extremely cost effective. Here are some facts about lentils and some recipes to get you started.
August 8, 2017 by Joanna Drake, Registered DietitianFor some, following a plant-based diet may sound like you’re giving something up. In reality, shifting your eating to include more plant-based foods opens up hundreds of new taste experiences that will leave you excited about your next meal. The added health benefits are just a welcome bonus.
March 28, 2017 by Joanna Drake, Registered DietitianJust when you thought your days of picky eaters were behind you, your teen tells you they’re vegetarian. Worried and wondering where to start? Here are the nutrients to pay attention to and some benefits of a vegetarian diet you may not have considered.
March 21, 2017 by Joanna Drake, Registered DietitianVery low carbohydrate diets, like the ketogenic diet, are in the press with praise for helping people lose weight and gain other health benefits. But do diets that require you to drastically reduce an entire food group deserve the hype?