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WRITTEN BY: CAROL HARRISON, RD I was part of a three-person panel talking about Protein at the Home Economist Conference in London, Ontario. This blog is a re-cap of a key take away. Doctor Daniel Moore from the University of Toronto covered protein basics for optimizing health across the lifespan...
Written by Mary Ann Binnie, Nutrition Consultant We like numbers. Numbers are absolute, definitive. Neat and tidy. We use them as statistics in many facets of life – even when describing how much food we eat. But depending how statistics are derived, you may see that the numbers vary across different...
WRITTEN BY: KARINE BARLOW, RD Surprisingly, we still have so much to learn about food and nutrients. Nutrition is a young science, and our understanding still grows year over year. In early days, we explored the fundamentals like vitamins and minerals and their role in human health: that without sufficient...
WRITTEN BY: MARY ANN BINNE, FOOD CONSULTANT We continue to hear the message ‘reduce red meat for health’. Apparently, there is the perception Canadians are eating too much meat. However, if you look at Statistics Canada data, this is a misnomer. In actual fact, most Canadians consume a quantity of red...
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?

WRITTEN BY: KARINE BARLOW, RD 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...

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