July 29, 2019

Staying hydrated this summer

We’re in the heat of summer, and whether you enjoy this or not, staying hydrated is very important in these hot months!  You may have heard that our bodies are about 60% water. You may have also heard that you should drink eight glasses of water a day. Now, there is actually little scientific evidence behind this rule, because everybody has different hydration needs that may differ day-to-day. When your body water content goes below a certain level, thirst kicks in. F...

May 29, 2019

Did you know? Because rhubarb is so sour, it's rarely eaten raw. It’s usually cooked, sweetened with sugar or used as an ingredient.

It wasn't until the 18th century, when sugar had become cheap and readily available, that rhubarb became popular as a food.

Happy Spring from your LGCFHT dietitians! Aside from the beautiful and mild sunny days, our favourite part of spring is the seasonal vegetables and fruit that start to come to market. One of the first ones to pop up is rhubarb. A favourite of ma...

April 2, 2019

Happy Easter from the LGCFHT Dietitians!

This year, don’t get eggs-hausted over the Easter candy struggle.

Easter is hopping up quickly! Just like Halloween, Christmas, and birthdays, Easter is synonymous with treats. Easter is exciting for kids and adults alike because of all the goodies that come from the Easter Bunny! Usually these goodies consist of candies, chocolates, gummies, jellies, and any sweet confection you can think of. We’re not here to tell you that you can make candy healthier, bu...

March 29, 2019

We are still celebrating Nutrition Month 2019 by helping to unlock the potential of food to fuel, discover, prevent, heal, and to bring us together. At LGCFHT, the dietitians started off nutrition month by helping readers discover and unlock the potential of food as fuel – did you see our last post about snacks?

As a reminder of what we mean by unlocking the potential of food, all dietitians can help show that food has the potential to:

  • Fuel: Stay energized by planning nutritious snacks into y...

March 27, 2019

Did you know that March is Nutrition Month? I’m so excited to be part of this year’s Dietitians of Canada Nutrition Month Campaign. We are celebrating Nutrition Month 2019 by helping Canadians unlock the potential of food to fuel, discover, prevent, heal, and bring us together. Dietitians are key.

Along with my fellow dietitian colleagues, I can help illustrate that food has the potential to:

  • Fuel: Stay energized by planning nutritious snacks into your day

  • Discover: Foster healthy eating...

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