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Canadian children and youth are exposed to ads for unhealthy foods and beverages every day, and as much as 90% of food and beverages marketed on TV are high in salt, fat, sugar or calories.
Research shows that food and beverage marketing has an impact on the foods children eat, their food preferences and beliefs, the foods they ask their parents to buy and rising rates of childhood obesity.
This is concerning to us because if children who are obese remain obese as adults, they are at…
Did you know that eating red and processed meats increases your risk of colorectal cancer? Red meats are beef, pork, lamb and goat; processed meats include ham, bacon, salami, hot dogs and sausages.
Try limiting red meat to 3 servings per week or replacing half the meat quantity in chili or stew with legumes like kidney beans or chickpeas. Instead of eating processed meat every day, try saving for special occasions only – like eating ham on holidays or having a hot dog at a baseball game. And…
February 26, 2016
Four weekly steps to improving your eating habits
DURHAM -- Durham residents are encouraged to take a 100-meal journey in March in an effort to improve their eating habits.
March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is Take a 100 Meal Journey to healthy eating.
“We want to show people they can make small, lasting changes that they can maintain,” says Nicole Osinga, a registered dietician who runs her own private practice in Courtice.
The idea of the 2016 theme, explained Ms. Osinga, is that on average Canadians eat about 100…
Hello and welcome to our new Nutrition blog brought to you by the registered dietitians at HopeSpring. We look forward to offer you information about nutrition as it relates to cancer and to inspire you with new food and recipe ideas as you strive to optimize your health.
Summer is already half gone! The arrival of summer brought an abundance of locally-grown fresh fruits and vegetables from strawberries, blueberries and raspberries to tomatoes, spinach and peppers. Nutritionally, fruits and…
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