Dr. Freedhoff Reveals The Secret To Healthy Living

On school nutrition- I’m not sure teachers are being taught to teach these things so It’s hard to teach something you don’t know how to teach. It’s similar to cooking. How do we expect families to suddenly start cooking when they were brought up not cooking. If teachers aren’t given the tools they need to teach they’re not necessarily going to develop them on their own.

There is a role for food in comfort and celebration but not as a reward for children.
Celebrating the 100th day of school with a junk food party is not normal. Reading a book for twizzlers is not necessary.

We live on a continent where diet and weight related diseases
are really problematic both to individuals and countries. There are so many barriers to healthy eating related to the environment we live in that there are too many to list. He calls sodium a dietary red herring, an excellent marker for hyper-processed foods.
Health starts at healthy living.

Part of the fabric of humanity is food.

Parenting to us is living the life we want our kids to live.

Megan Basically Answered “Cookies” To All Of My Questions…

Megan the cookie loving dietitian took some time out of her busy day to share her opinions on food security and food wastage with me.

She wants you to know that if you don’t have semi-sweet chocolate chips you should probably buy some before attempting to bake cookies with 85% dark chocolate or you might end up with a very bitter cookie.

Healthy eating for all, nutrition, physical activity this administrative dietitian explains it all.

Registered Dietitian Mark Tweets About Kendall Jenner, Poutine And Kids Cooking In School

I interviewed Ontario based Dietitian Mark to talk about what he thinks the barriers to healthy eating are. We had a lot we agreed on and we want to spend some time in the kitchen cooking with Gordon Ramsay.

Mark advocates for balance in the diet and thinks we should have a greater focus on teaching children more about nutrition in schools.
He also loves Montreal smoked meat topped poutine, now that’s a Dietitian you can trust!

Once a week I’ve been trying to do a unique interview style to keep my month long project exciting for myself and my readers. 

Mark talks to me about why the public is so confused about nutrition and what he thinks would make our population healthier. Kids cooking in school!

Andrea Hardy

Andrea is known for, “But first, let’s eat” her popular blog on redirecting nutrition information to the basics and the importance of enjoying our food rather than the diet ideology.
We sat down to tea to discuss the barriers to healthy eating, our first memories of cooking and eating and of course our favorite foods.

Cheryl RD Weighs in on Juice Cleanses and Pasta

Cheryl is a Registered Dietitian who wanted to share her expert opinion on the excessive amounts of sugar in juice cleanses and why she loves pasta so much.

How can juice cleanses be helpful? They overload the body with excessive amounts of sugar while depriving it of protein and fat.

We took a moment to talk about the barriers to healthy eating and weight management. Her opinion was that part of the problem is related to sleep, time and stress management.

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Food Deserts Not Desserts. An Interview With Rebecca RDN (RD)

As an individual Rebecca is passionate about blogging, making meaningful connections, and inspiring others to cook more healthy food from around the world. She sat down and talked to me about gardening, barriers to healthy eating and crop subsidies.

If You’re Cheating On Your Diet- Break UP!

I’ve been naturally skeptical for as long as I can remember but Diana was the first person to introduce me to an elevated level of skepticism that was lightly laced with cynicism.

Diana is a Registered Dietitian in Ontario she shared her insight on nutrition and government policy with me.

WTF is a nutrition buzzword

The latest on nutrition found here. Buzzwords are used on food labels to convince consumers that the food may be healthier than it really is. Read more for my thoughts

Cheese addictions and the (lack) of science behind them

The science behind a fear mongering news clip stating that cheese is as addictive as crack. Truth is that it probably isn’t and the media is just over reporting this hypothesis. So a new study on food came out, surprised?

This time we’re led to believe that cheese is as addictive as crack!

Do you know anyone who has critically cheesed themselves? I don’t and I’m a Registered Dietitian. I feel like if this was happening on the reg, I’d probably hear about it by now.

So what you aren’t reading in the papers is the following:

Apparently study was conducted by asking 500 people some questions from the YFAS (Yale Food Addiction Score ) the ambiguous questions on the YFAS can be found here. The study concluded that they have preliminary evidence (from a questionnaire) that not all foods are equally implicated in addictive like eating behaviours and that these foods were thought to be highly processed. Paleo, Chrono, Dieting, Science, Nerding, 310 diet.

Itinerant Thai Travels Part 3: Chiang Mai

We left the land of temples, Ayutthaya, and headed North for Chiang Mai, a small Northern city known for bustling markets and good food.

Then we met Aim. She taught us how to cook Thai food while laughing. Seriously, my face hurt when I left Momma Noi’s Cookery School.

Momma Noi even tried my homemade green curry and said it was so hot!

The Itinerant Thai Travels: Part I Bangkok

The first post in a series of posts on backpacking through Thailand. We landed in Bangkok hungry and ready to explore Khaosan road. Later we take a stroll to what we’ve heard is a popular destination, Khaosan Road. We couldn’t walk more than a few feet without offerings of ping pong shows, cheap beer, nitrous, skewered scorpians and cheap clothing. It’s a scene from a rich kids house party the first time he is left alone and drinking alcohol except in a foreign country in the middle of the street.

We’re in Thailand and it is a PARTY! Somehow, Hong Kong the city that doesn’t sleep, still couldn’t prepare us for this.

In the daylight you can wander for hours through endless markets or walk towards the parks and temples to see the showcased architecture of Bangkok.