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Kristin Wiens, MSc, RD is a Registered Dietitian. She works as a clinician, research consultant and educator.
Jill Parnell, PhD is an Assistant Professor at Mount Royal University. She instructs courses and conducts research in the field of nutrition.
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Formula is no longer the only option for mothers who are unable to provide their infants with breastmilk. A program to collect and distribute breastmilk to those in need is gaining momentum in Calgary. Calgary Mothers’ Milk Bank has been … Continue reading
Is Beyoncé keeping kids drinking soda? New research from the University of Liverpool suggests that celebrity junk food endorsements encourage children to not only preferentially choose those specific brands BUT also eat more of them! We love this blog post … Continue reading
“Like mother, like child” a classic quote from an article looking at the relationship between mothers’ eating behaviours and the eating behaviours of their children. No surprise the two are related! Mothers who overeat and are controlling regarding feeding produce … Continue reading
Obesity rates in the U.S. predicted to continue rising. Hopefully, the predictions are wrong but we’re not so sure… Is surgery the answer to type 2 diabetes as well as obesity? It is estimated that bariatric surgery reduces the risk … Continue reading
Guidance needed for Canada’s Food Guide (CFG). Turns out people haven’t actually spent time memorizing the serving sizes from CFG, surprised? Researchers found that when Canadians are trying to follow CFG they underestimate serving sizes, possibly leading to over consumption. The … Continue reading
“Health Canada has concluded that scientific evidence exists in support of the therapeutic claim linking barley grain products to a reduction of blood cholesterol.” Two nutrition-related health claims have recently been evaluated by Health Canada – barley was approved for … Continue reading
Last week I attended the 2012 Canadian Nutrition Society Annual Meeting in Vancouver. It was a great conference with a broad spectrum of nutrition topics. Here are a few highlights. Lydia Dumais – ‘Nutrition Labelling and Eating Behaviour’ Dr. Veronique … Continue reading
Will we finally start making progress towards clear, useful food labels? The UK Department of Health is launching a food labelling consultation focused on front-of-label-packaging. Currently, in Canada, the official food label (sometimes tiny and hidden on the side or … Continue reading
The Conference Board of Canada, in association with the Centre for Food in Canada, released their report on “Improving Health Outcomes: The Role of Food in Addressing Chronic Diseases” this week, and the results show there are definitely areas for … Continue reading
Earlier this week we dispelled some of the myths surrounding the healthfulness of cow’s milk. While we support milk as a healthy beverage, not everyone chooses or needs to drink fluid milk: lactose intolerance, veganism, allergies and personal preference are … Continue reading