February 22, 2012During my childhood, my mother told me a lot of nutritional "facts" that turned out to be totally untrue. I'm not sure if she really believed them, or if she just wanted me to eat well.
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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
February 16, 2012 by Joanna Drake, Registered DietitianMy daughter was two weeks old and I was in a heightened state of emotion brought about by a difficult delivery, rampant post-partum hormones and sleep deprivation.
February 2, 2012 by Joanna Drake, Registered DietitianEach year, since my husband and I first met in 1999, we have watched the movie ‘Groundhog Day' (starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell) on February 2nd. This will be our 13th year watching it.
January 24, 2012 by Joanna Drake, Registered DietitianNote to the reader: This posting is a part of the blog series on mindful eating.
January 12, 2012 by Joanna Drake, Registered DietitianI had an epiphany this week regarding why I don't like to cook. Someone asked me if I have a favourite dish to bring to a potluck and the answer was ‘no'. I have favourite dishes to eat, just not favourite dishes to cook for others