Tag: Canada

Nutrition North Canada – Nutrition Education Program

The smell of a home cooked meal wafts through the air of this bustling room filled with new mothers trying out a new recipe. At the same time they’re learning more about how to incorporate nutritious foods into their family’s daily diet. Jennifer Wakegijig is a nutritionist and has been living and working in the…


A Harmless Artificial Sweetener

“A Harmless Artificial Sweetner” So, this is where the more artificial sweeteners come in. Harmful or harmless? 6-methyl-1,2,3-oxathiazine- 4(3H)-one,2,2-dioxide, also known as acesulfame K, sold as Sweet One. Aspartyl-phenylalanine-1-methyl ester, also known as aspartame or NutraSweet. Cyclohexanesulfamic acid, known as cyclamate, sold as Sugar Twin. (2R,3S)-butane-1,2,3,4-tetraol, or erythritol, sold as Zsweet. Benzoic sulfinide, saccharin, discovered…


How to Use the % Daily Value on Food Labels to Choose the Healthiest Product

Confused about how to use food labels to make healthier choices at the grocery store? You’re not alone. A recent survey showed that 51% of Canadians are confused about how to read food labels. Today we will be focusing on the % daily value section of the food label. The % DV is a guide…


Nutrition North Canada’s point-of-sale system

Buying groceries in the North can be expensive for isolated communities that must rely on food being flown in. The Nutrition North Canada program helps make food like meat, milk, cereals, fruit and vegetables more affordable for you and your family, when buying food from a registered retailer with the program. From now on, when…


How to Understand Food Labels and Nutrition & Health Claims: Cardiac College

Reading a food label can sometimes be confusing to read. What should I be looking at? What does this mean for my health? Use the food label to make informed food choices. The food label can provide nutrition information like the Nutrition Facts Panel, Ingredient List and Nutrition &/or Health Claims. Almost all prepackaged foods…


Nutrition Facts – Onions

Not only do onions add flavor to a variety of recipes. They’re also rich in nutrients such as vitamin C and fiber. Onions also contain plant chemicals such as crocetin and sulfuric compounds which may help to reduce blood pressure, and also may help to reduce risk of some cancers. In cell and animal studies…


The Edgy Veg Cookbook | Review by Mary’s Test Kitchen

Hello friends and not yet friends! Let’s get 2018 started with THE vegan cookbook review you’ve been waiting for. I’m talking about The Edgy Veg cookbook by the original YouTube queen of DIY vegan fast food, Candice Hutchings. Along with her husband James. Y’all know I can’t be completely impartial because ’cause I’m a huge,…


How to Read a Nutrition Facts Label & Ingredients List: Cardiac College

Reading a food label can sometimes be confusing to read. What should I be looking at? What does this mean for my health? Use the food label to make informed food choices. The food label can provide nutrition information like the Nutrition Facts Panel, Ingredient List and Nutrition &/or Health Claims. Almost all prepackaged foods…


Fennel: Nutrition and Taste Facts

Today I’m going to tell you about one of my favorite vegetables: fennel. It’s crisp, cool, crunchy, very similar in texture to celery but the flavour is out of this world. Almost like a mild anise or licorice. You can roast it, barbecue it, stir fry it, put it in your soups, its even great…


How to Read a Nutrition Facts Label & Ingredients List: Cardiac College

Reading a food label can sometimes be confusing to read. What should I be looking at? What does this mean for my health? Use the food label to make informed food choices. The food label can provide nutrition information like the Nutrition Facts Panel, Ingredient List and Nutrition &/or Health Claims. Almost all prepackaged foods…