Low FODMAP Swaps

Following a low FODMAP diet can be challenging. These low FODMAP swaps will help you still enjoy your family favourites will small substitutions. Following a low FODMAP diet doesn’t mean it has to be flavourless. Low FODMAP food list:

Starting Solids

Starting solids is an exciting, fun time but it can also be an overwhelming time for parents. If you are wanting more support book in with one of our paediatric dietitians. Food before one is just for fun … or is it? Food before one helps Developmental skills: It can take up to 20 times… Continue reading Starting Solids

IBS

These are all questions we get on a daily basis from our GI clients. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects the lower GI tract and can cause bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and constipation The symptoms of IBS are: How is IBS diagnosed? Recurrent abdominal pain that lasts an average of 1 day a week in the… Continue reading IBS

Low FODMAP Diet for IBS

Also known as Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, And Polyols, FODMAPs are carbohydrates that are poorly absorbed and ferment in the gut. As a result, FODMAP foods can disrupt digestive processes, triggering symptoms of IBS. Identifying and reducing these FODMAP triggers through a low FODMAP diet approach has been shown to help alleviate IBS symptoms by… Continue reading Low FODMAP Diet for IBS

Vegetable Gardening

Benefits to growing a vegetable garden: Reduced costs at the grocery store Increased physical activity for the whole family Encouragement to eat healthier Inspiration to try new recipes The ability to share extra with friends and family Flavour, flavour, flavour! Home grown food tends to have much more flavour as its picked at it’s ripeness.… Continue reading Vegetable Gardening

Celiac Awareness Month

Living with Celiac Disease What is celiac disease? Going Gluten-Free when you have no choice… This autoimmune disease occurs when an individual eats gluten (which is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley) and their body then produces an immune response that attacks the small intestine, causing inflammation. This inflammation can lead you to… Continue reading Celiac Awareness Month

What to Do During a Baby Formula Shortage

Baby Formula substitutions during a shortage These are unprecedented times and shelves where infant formula used to be are empty. Many parents are struggling to find formula to feed their growing babies with some parents driving across the border to try to get their hands on some formula. This shortage is being felt in both… Continue reading What to Do During a Baby Formula Shortage

Dietitians Day 2022

Today, March 16, 2022 is Dietitians Day! On the third Wednesday of March, we recognize Registered Dietitians across Canada as regulated healthcare professionals who support healthy living for all Canadians. Not only are dietitians committed to providing nutrition support, they also offer expertise to their communities and are continuously researching and developing programs to better serve their… Continue reading Dietitians Day 2022

March is Nutrition Month

2022 Theme: Ingredients for a Healthier Tomorrow What does this mean? Food Literacy When we talk about food literacy, we’re discussing having the knowledge, skills and attitudes to choose, grow and/or prepare food. Food Literacy also includes  understanding the impact of food choices for one’s body, health, the community and environment. It also extends to understanding food… Continue reading March is Nutrition Month

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