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

Healthy Eating Over the Holidays

The holidays are a time meant to be enjoyed with friends and family. For many, it can become a very stressful and busy time of the year. Our normal schedules become thrown off and we find ourselves eating peanut butter balls and shortbread cookies for breakfast. To help alleviate some of the stress around eating… Continue reading Healthy Eating Over the Holidays


You may have heard someone say they have a “touchy stomach” or a “sensitive stomach”. A lot of Canadian’s experience irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms. In fact, Canada has one of the highest prevalences globally at an estimated 18% versus 11% globally. Unfortunately, it can take on average 4 years to receive a definitive diagnosis.… Continue reading Low FODMAP Diet

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Ingredients: 1/3 cup canola oil2 eggs 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup pumpkin puree ​1/2 cup milk of choice1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 1 tbsp chia seeds1 tbsp ground flax seeds 1 tbsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground ginger pinch cloves pinch… Continue reading Pumpkin Spice Muffins

World Breastfeeding Week

Written By: Sarah Wilson Dietetic Intern, Acadia University ​Recommendations in Canada: Infants can be exclusively breast fed for the first six months of their lives, after 6 months infants require other methods of feeding to ensure they are receiving proper nutrition. Breast feeding can continue up to the first two years of a child’s life,… Continue reading World Breastfeeding Week

Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS), Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia (PoTS), and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)

Written By: Hannah Chapeskie  Dietetic Intern, Acadia University ​Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS), Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia (PoTS), and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) are three conditions that commonly occur together and affect women more often than men. These rare conditions can go mis- or undiagnosed as their symptoms can overlap with other conditions and many physicians are… Continue reading Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS), Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia (PoTS), and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)

Pear and Blue Cheese Stuffed Chicken

Ingredients 1 pear, finely dice 1 tbsp red onion 1/4 cup Gorgonzola Blue Cheese 1/2 cup spinach, chopped 1 garlic clove, minced 1 tbsp cooking oil salt & pepper 4 chicken breasts Directions: Preheat oven to 425˚F. In a mixing bowl, mash together cheese, garlic, pear, onion, salt, pepper and then stir chopped spinach leaves… Continue reading Pear and Blue Cheese Stuffed Chicken

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