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HEALTH HUB

Snack on these bite-sized articles written by Registered Dietitians and other professionals to get credible nutrition information you can use for your family.

Enjoy More Fruit and Vegetables!

As part of a balanced meal, fruit and vegetables offer us important vitamins and minerals that we need to stay healthy. They can help lower one’s risk of developing some cancers and heart disease, as well as better manage weight. Having them on hand helps to make nutritious meals an easier option. Here are three tips:  Choose fresh when possible. Fresh produce helps to add a variety in texture to meals. Support food producers in your community by buying fresh fruits and vegetables when they are in season. Check out the Availability Guide from Foodland Ontario to learn more about the...


Wholey Moley: How to find Wholesome Wholegrain

Wholey Moly: How to find Wholesome Wholegrain It’s important to get your fill of whole grains but what’s the best source? Try the grain family! As part of a balanced diet, carbohydrates play an important role and can be found in grains. Did you know the average healthy adult, and child over the age of one, need 130g of carbohydrates for proper brain function!1 The best way to think about grains is to separate them into 2 categories: whole grains and refined grains. Whole grains: contain the WHOLE grain. all healthy, natural parts of the kernel -or seed- are in the...


Celebrating Registered Dietitians!

To honour Canada’s trusted nutrition experts, the third Wednesday of March is celebrated as Dietitian’s Day! This is a special time of year to recognize those in our communities who play a profound role in improving the health and lives of many people - Registered Dietitians (RDs). To get to know your RDs a little bit better, here’s what you need to know. RDs are regulated health professionals and Canada’s premiere nutrition experts. To earn their protected title, RDs must meet the educational prerequisites set by their province’s regulatory body, e.g. College of Dietitians of Ontario. This includes a minimum 4-year...


20 Ways to Enjoy Goodums™ in 2020

We at GoodumsTMare very excited to welcome in the New Year! With so many ways to make and enjoy cookies as part of healthy, balanced eating year-round, we’ve rounded up the top 20 ways that we plan on biting into GoodumsTMthroughout 2020. With a touch of natural sweetness – Customize your cookies by adding adding 1-3 tablespoons of unsweetened applesauce or mashed banana to your favourite GoodumsTMmix. Cookie Bars –Press your GoodumsTMcookie dough into a parchment paper-lined 9x13” pan. Bake as per package directions. Cool on a wire rack and cut into squares.  Crumbled over a yogurt of your choice...


Parents’ role in healthy eating

If you worry that your child isn’t eating their vegetables, don’t. That’s because your role as a parent is to decide what foods to serve your family, and at what time. It’s up to your child to decide how much to eat, and whether to eat. This approach is called the “Division of Responsibility,” which was coined by renowned childhood eating specialist, Ellyn Satter. This is often easier said that done, as our own childhood experience may have included the “clean your plate” mentality. Resist the urge to coax your children to eat more or choose certain foods. Letting your...