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WRITTEN BY: KARINE BARLOW, RD There is a great deal of talk, and dare I say, perhaps confusion over the term ‘plant-based’ diet, which is big news these days. Most of us don’t eat enough fruits, veggies or fibre, so encouraging more consumption of plant foods may indeed provide health benefits...
WRITTEN BY:  JOYCE PARSLOW, Canada Beef Summer barbecue season has officially begun! And with that we tend to adapt to a more relaxed way to cook – after all, barbecuing is more of an event to enjoy rather than a task to just get done. But that doesn’t mean you can be...
A recent national survey revealed 70 per cent of Canadian mothers are unaware that babies six to 12 months need 11 mg of iron per dayi – that's nearly 40 per cent more than is required of a full-grown man! The startling statistic was uncovered just in time for World...
WRITTEN BY: MARY ANN BINNE, Manager, Nutrition and Industry Relations, Canadian Pork Council In a major departure from conventional advice, new Canadian guidelines say parents should be offering their six-month-old infants iron-rich foods like beef, pork, fish, poultry, tofu, beans and eggs two or more times a day on a...
WRITTEN BY:  EMILY PARKS, Nutrition Manager, Beef + Lamb New Zealand Soon-to-be mums are missing out on key nutrients by not following current recommendations about what to eat during pregnancy, amplifying conditions such as iron deficiency anaemia. A Kiwi study, made up of around 7000 children and their parents, found a staggering 97%...

To steak or shake?

Thinking about improving your fitness, building muscle or even losing some body fat? Chances are you’ve heard that getting more protein might help you achieve your goals. Research over the last couple of decades supports this notion. Athletes engaged in intense training may need to consume up to twice as...
WRITTEN BY: KARINE BARLOW, RD When it comes to food and health there continues to be great interest in the power of protein. According to market researcher NPD Group, more than half of Americans say they want more protein in their diets.1 Protein has become so important to us, according...
WRITTEN BY: KARINE BARLOW, RD Do you remember learning about healthy eating in grade school? Variety, moderation, a balanced plate, 4 food groups…nutrition used to be so simple! Fast forward to 2017 and today’s nutrition conversation seems so much more complex. We talk about omega-3’s, the virtues (or sins?) of coconut...

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