Category: Nutrition

Five Ways to Help Older Adults Improve Their Nutrition

This week is Canadian Malnutrition Awareness Week.  The Canadian Malnutrition Task Force started this annual campaign to educate healthcare professionals on early identification and treatment of malnutrition, educate the public on the importance of discussing their nutrition with healthcare professionals, and to increase awareness of the important role nutrition plays in patient recovery.  As a

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Collagen Supplements: Are They Worth the Hype?

About a month ago I finally got around to getting my haircut. This is a big deal being a new mom and it was the first time I’ve been to a salon in over a year. While I was waiting for my appointment, I noticed something different about the lobby of the salon since the last

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Unlock the Potential of Food to Bring Us Together

This year Nutrition Month is all about unlocking the potential of food: to fuel, discover, prevent, heal, and bring us together.  This is the last post for Nutrition Month 2019. It highlights some of the benefits of sharing food together as well as ideas for increasing opportunities to eat together with friends and family.  Eating

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Intuitive Eating: Healing Your Relationship with Food

This year Nutrition Month is all about unlocking the potential of food: to fuel, discover, prevent, heal, and bring us together.  I was inspired by the sub-theme ‘heal’ to talk about a topic I’ve recently become more interested in – healing your relationship with food.  In my work as a dietitian, I’ve come across countless

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Dietary Cholesterol and Eggs: What You Need to Know

I finally got around to reading that egg study that everyone’s been talking about from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).  If you didn’t hear about it, it has been covered quite a bit in the media since it’s release just over a week ago.  The study has prompted a re-hash of the

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Eating Patterns for Optimal Health: Small Changes You Can Make Today

This year Nutrition Month is all about unlocking the potential of food: to fuel, discover, prevent, heal, and bring us together.  This week’s post focuses on small changes you can make for optimal health that may help you reduce your risk of some chronic diseases. Three Eating Patterns for Optimal Health While there are many

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Fun Ways to Get Children Involved with Cooking

This year Nutrition Month is all about unlocking the potential of food: to fuel, discover, prevent, heal, and bring us together.  Dietitians love food – it’s a big part of why we do the work we do.  For many of us, our love for food began in childhood.  This post highlights some tips for getting

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5 Times You Might Need a Snack

This year Nutrition Month is all about unlocking the potential of food – to fuel, discover, prevent, heal, and bring us together.  While I hope to share more about how dietitians in various roles can help you unlock the potential of food, this week I’m starting off with some snack inspiration to keep you well

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Welcome (Back)!

Hi There, and Welcome to Vancity Nutrition  I’m Mel, a registered dietitian, avid home cook, and new mom.  This site used to be called Mel’s Food Blog – you can probably guess it was about food (original name, I know).  I started blogging 5 years ago during a career transition as a way for me

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