DIETITIANS DAY 2022

Fibre and IBS

Getting enough fibre can be challenging to get in on a daily basis especially if following the low FODMAP diet. Book in with one of our Registered Dietitians to get individualized support with this. What is fibre? Fibre is a type of carbohydrate that the body cannot digest. Most carbohydrates are broken down into sugar… Continue reading Fibre and IBS

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 with a baby 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… 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. An IBS diagnosis can be overwhelming for individual support book in with one of our dietitians. The symptoms of IBS are: How is… Continue reading IBS

School Lunches

With September comes school lunches here are some ideas to help make lunches a little easier. Best lunch boxes: Lunch Ideas Pick one from each of the groups Proteins Starches Fruit & Vegetables Meal Ideas

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

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 clients. Nutrition is a science that can be complex to understand, and it is the job of a Registered Dietitian to translate their knowledge of food and nutrition to help others embrace a healthy lifestyle. 

To celebrate Dietitians Day this year, we wanted to give a few of our team members an opportunity to tell us why they love what they do. It’s no secret that the last few years have been challenging for everyone, so we’re taking every chance we get to remind ourselves (and our communities) why what we do is so important! 

First, allow us to introduce our respondents. Karyn Sunohara is a Registered Dietitian, Chef and Owner of For the LOVE of FOOD. She is passionate about food and travel and aims to help her clients learn practical ways that they can approach nutrition. You can find more about Karyn and the specific areas she specializes in, here Meet the team . 


Hannah Chapeskie is a dietetic intern and graduate of the Acadia University Nutrition and Dietetics program. She is passionate about health, wellness and nutrition, and looks froward to sharing her passion with others. To learn more about Hannah, check out her portfolio here  Virtual Assistant Bios . ​


Gillian Skippon is a graduate of Acadia University with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics. She is passionate about living an active lifestyle and has been greatly influenced by participating team sports. Growing up, she learned the importance of fuelling the body both for activity and for day to day living.  To learn more about Gillian, head to our Meet the team page.


Why did you become a dietitian?
Karyn: “I have always wanted to work in the medical field but I am surprisingly squeamish when it comes to blood, vomit, broken bones and bodily fluids. As a dietitian, I am able to combine my two loves, which are nutrition and food, into one amazing career!”
Gillian: “Throughout my childhood and high school years I was always active and involved in sports, however I was unsure what I wanted to choose as a career.  One year, I took a home economics course and became fascinated with nutrition and dietetics which led me to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in that field. Once I began taking classes such as community nutrition, I developed an interest in advocating for people who face food insecurity. I wanted to become a dietitian to be able to use my skills and knowledge to help those who may not have the adequate resources to handle this part of their health on their own.” 
Hannah: “I grew up as a competitive dancer which is where my passion for health and food stems from. I have always enjoyed science and I love to learn new things! I found my happy medium in dietetics as I am constantly learning and get to use my knowledge to empower others to make food choices that support them mentally, physically and emotionally.” 

What do you love about being a dietitian? 
Hannah: “As a dietetic intern, I’m still finding my place in the word of dietetics. However, I love the fact that there are so many directions I can take my career. My favourite part of this job is getting to help others and connect with them through food.” 
Karyn: “It’s important to me bring the love of food back into my patient’s homes. Often, the first time I meet with new patients they will label food as either good or bad. I don’t believe that any food is bad, unless its mouldy or makes you sick. I take an all foods fit approach; meaning that any food can be included in a healthy lifestyle. I love seeing patients rediscover their love of food.” ​
Gillian: ” As a future dietitian, I am excited to work in a team environment where I can collaborate and be involved in a multidisciplinary approach to patient/health care. I look forward to have the opportunity to provide others with the proper information and resources to make lasting impressions on their day to day lives.” 

Don’t forget to thank a dietitian today! If you are a dietitian, we see you, we appreciate you and we’re cheering you on!
Karyn Sunohara, RD and Chef
About Me

Food and culture were things I have always had a love for. When I was younger, I would sit at the kitchen counter and help my parents or grandparents cook. At a young age, I was fortunate to travel to all over the world, which strengthened my love for food and culture.  I became even more invested in learning about the different cultures, food, languages and culinary techniques. 

I hope you enjoy these recipes I have created!


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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

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

Starting Solids

 Starting solids can be an exciting but  can also be an anxiety provoking time! Check out our self-directed starting solids class ​ OR if you want individualized support book with one of our registered dietitians.  What age should you start solids? Solids should be started at 6 months of age. Ways to tell if your little one… Continue reading Starting Solids

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 clients. Nutrition is a science that can be complex to understand, and it is the job of a Registered Dietitian to translate their knowledge of food and nutrition to help others embrace a healthy lifestyle. 

To celebrate Dietitians Day this year, we wanted to give a few of our team members an opportunity to tell us why they love what they do. It’s no secret that the last few years have been challenging for everyone, so we’re taking every chance we get to remind ourselves (and our communities) why what we do is so important! 

First, allow us to introduce our respondents. Karyn Sunohara is a Registered Dietitian, Chef and Owner of For the LOVE of FOOD. She is passionate about food and travel and aims to help her clients learn practical ways that they can approach nutrition. You can find more about Karyn and the specific areas she specializes in, here Meet the team . 


Hannah Chapeskie is a dietetic intern and graduate of the Acadia University Nutrition and Dietetics program. She is passionate about health, wellness and nutrition, and looks froward to sharing her passion with others. To learn more about Hannah, check out her portfolio here  Virtual Assistant Bios . ​


Gillian Skippon is a graduate of Acadia University with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics. She is passionate about living an active lifestyle and has been greatly influenced by participating team sports. Growing up, she learned the importance of fuelling the body both for activity and for day to day living.  To learn more about Gillian, head to our Meet the team page.


Why did you become a dietitian?
Karyn: “I have always wanted to work in the medical field but I am surprisingly squeamish when it comes to blood, vomit, broken bones and bodily fluids. As a dietitian, I am able to combine my two loves, which are nutrition and food, into one amazing career!”
Gillian: “Throughout my childhood and high school years I was always active and involved in sports, however I was unsure what I wanted to choose as a career.  One year, I took a home economics course and became fascinated with nutrition and dietetics which led me to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in that field. Once I began taking classes such as community nutrition, I developed an interest in advocating for people who face food insecurity. I wanted to become a dietitian to be able to use my skills and knowledge to help those who may not have the adequate resources to handle this part of their health on their own.” 
Hannah: “I grew up as a competitive dancer which is where my passion for health and food stems from. I have always enjoyed science and I love to learn new things! I found my happy medium in dietetics as I am constantly learning and get to use my knowledge to empower others to make food choices that support them mentally, physically and emotionally.” 

What do you love about being a dietitian? 
Hannah: “As a dietetic intern, I’m still finding my place in the word of dietetics. However, I love the fact that there are so many directions I can take my career. My favourite part of this job is getting to help others and connect with them through food.” 
Karyn: “It’s important to me bring the love of food back into my patient’s homes. Often, the first time I meet with new patients they will label food as either good or bad. I don’t believe that any food is bad, unless its mouldy or makes you sick. I take an all foods fit approach; meaning that any food can be included in a healthy lifestyle. I love seeing patients rediscover their love of food.” ​
Gillian: ” As a future dietitian, I am excited to work in a team environment where I can collaborate and be involved in a multidisciplinary approach to patient/health care. I look forward to have the opportunity to provide others with the proper information and resources to make lasting impressions on their day to day lives.” 

Don’t forget to thank a dietitian today! If you are a dietitian, we see you, we appreciate you and we’re cheering you on!
Karyn Sunohara, RD and Chef
About Me

Food and culture were things I have always had a love for. When I was younger, I would sit at the kitchen counter and help my parents or grandparents cook. At a young age, I was fortunate to travel to all over the world, which strengthened my love for food and culture.  I became even more invested in learning about the different cultures, food, languages and culinary techniques. 

I hope you enjoy these recipes I have created!


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