By Michelle Lane, Dietetic Intern Every year about 4 million, that’s 1 in 8, Canadians are affected by food-borne illness a year. There are several more cases that may not have even been reported. Food borne-illness can range from an upset stomach to a hospital visit. Bacteria are naturally found on many foods, especially raw … More Don’t be a Turkey this Thanksgiving, Practice Food Safety!
Written by Grace Hunter Canada has a rotten habit of producing an enormous amount of food waste. Every year, more than 31 billion dollars worth of food goes to waste, more than half of which comes from people throwing out food in their homes. This wastes not only food but the resources needed for food … More Waste Not, Want Not
Throwing away food that has not been eaten is money wasted. So get creative, and use your extras and leftovers! Here are some tips: – Cool and store leftovers quickly after cooking to avoid spoilage. Use within 2-4 days in the fridge, or 6 months in the freezer. – When freezing, label and date your … More Food skills 101: Re-Thinking how to use …
Written by Amy Campbell CHP It’s that time of year again- do you have bucket loads of tomatoes harvested and you don’t know what to do with them? Preserving foods by home canning is a good way to enjoy ripe and tasty food year round. Invest in basic canning equipment for approximately $60 and get … More Yes you Can!
Written by Grace Hunter The 2016 Summer Olympics features the world’s top athletes competing to take home a coveted gold medal. Whether they’re competing in swimming, biking, or diving, athletes require nutritious food to fuel their race to the podium. To keep the competitors well fed at all hours of the day and night, the … More How to Eat Like a Champion
Written by Grace Hunter When hunger strikes and you reach for a granola bar for a quick pick-me-up, are you making a healthy snack choice? It turns out that while the public often thinks of granola bars as healthy, nutritionists feel differently on the matter. The divide between what the American public thinks is healthy … More How well do you know your healthy foods?
Written by: Grace Hunter Summer is in full swing and with it comes the arrival of delicious local fruits and veggies. A lot of work goes into growing fresh produce – farmers till soil, water seedlings, and yank out weeds. However, people aren’t the only ones hard at work – bees play an essential role … More The Buzz About Bees
Quick background: a lab is “a process, one that is intended to support multi stakeholder groups in addressing a complex social problem”. Complex problems cannot be solved by a single actor or solution. Core characteristics of social labs include: a) Drawing participants from a wide variety of backgrounds , sectors, and experiences b) Experimenting with … More Food Labs Recap
By Amy Campbell, Community Health Promoter It is time to join the movement to discover and use peas, beans and lentils as part of your healthy eating plan. Beans are inexpensive and can be used to create great main meals or sides. You can use canned beans or learn how to re-hydrate them to save … More Peas, beans, lentils: year of the pulse
By Amy Campbell, Community Health Promoter Working outside the home with busy lifestyles and loaded schedules has turned a few generations to rely on fast and convenient foods. Fewer folks have acquired the skills to prepare healthy meals from scratch in their home. Food skills like food knowledge, meal planning, cooking techniques and even improving … More Stepping up to food literacy