Nutrition

Health Canada is rolling out some important additions to the Canadian Nutrition Facts table and Ingredients Lists we see on our food. Included in these changes is the introduction of a % Daily Value for sugar on the Nutrition Facts table. Read on to find out what it means and see an example of what 100 grams of sugar per day looks like.

100 Grams of Sugar per Day: What Does it Look Like?

Health Canada is rolling out some important additions to the Canadian Nutrition Facts table and Ingredients Lists we see on our food. Included in these changes is the introduction of a % Daily Value for sugar on the Nutrition Facts table. Read on to find out what it means and […]

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How to Choose a Protein Powder: Tips from a Dietitian

Overwhelmed with all of the protein supplements on the market? From plant-based protein powders, whey concentrate vs. whey isolate, and collagen peptides, it’s hard to know what to look for. In this post I share what to look for in a protein supplement, what to avoid, and ultimately how to […]

The Mono Diet Explained by a Dietitian

After seeing that the Mono Diet was recently trending on Google, I did a little research to find out what it’s all about. Is it worth trying? Is the Monotrophic Diet healthy? Read on to see what I have to say about it. What is the Mono Diet? Put simply, […]

Myths About Fat

As a dietitian, I see a lot of crazy nutrition myths out there. So today I’m debunking some of the most common myths about fat out there. Read on to find out if there’s any truth to the myths or if they’re purely misconceptions. Myths About Fat: I’ve already covered […]

8 Plant Based Snacks to Try That Will Satisfy and Nourish

We know that eating more plants is good for our health. So why not try to do so at snack time? This post contains 8 of this Registered Dietitian’s favourite plant based snacks that will nourish AND satisfy you! 8 Plant Based Snacks to Try: There’s something for everyone on […]

2020 Nutrition Trends: A Dietitian Reviews

Wow, what a year. As a registered dietitian, I’m always interested to look back and reflect on the health and nutrition trends each year. So let’s take a look – and review – some of the most popular trends in nutrition from 2020! Nutrition Trends in 2020: Intermittent Fasting I […]

Food Shaming: What It Is and How to Respond

Has anyone ever made unwarranted, negative comments about your food or eating habits? These comments are examples of food shaming and this post will teach you how to respond and shut down the food-shamers with confidence. What is food shaming? The act of food shaming is to judge someone’s food […]

Foods for Osteoporosis Prevention

How California Prunes should be the snack of choice. Osteoporosis Month might be coming to an end but thinking about our bone health doesn’t haven’t to stop! 2 million Canadians are affected by Osteoporosis, and 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will suffer a fracture related to […]

The Role of Vitamin D on Your Health

What is the role of vitamin D on your health? How does it support the strength of your bones and immune system? Which foods contain vitamin D and…should you take a supplement? Let a dietitian weigh in! DISCLAIMER: This post was developed in partnership with Jamieson Canada, however all opinions are my […]

Myths vs. Facts About Carbohydrates

Oh, carbs! The diet industry loves to hate them, but as a dietitian I know there are so many reasons to love them! In this post we’ll answer some burning questions about carbs and address some of the biggest myths vs. facts about carbohydrates to set the record straight. What […]