The role of protein in a healthy diet

A nutritionally complete diet is important for the optimal functioning of the body. If the body is able to function well on its preferred nutrients, the body will be able to maintain health and protection against disease. Protein is one … Read More

The Role of Carbohydrates

The Role of Carbohydrate | by Kelly Francis | Registered Dietitian   Many people are under the false impression that carbohydrates (carbs) are limited to bread, rice, pasta and potato when in fact we should not view carbs as a … Read More

Whole-Wheat Gingerbread Buttons

Whole-Wheat Gingerbread Buttons By Kelly Francis, Registered Dietitian Ingredients Baking margarine, 125 grams Soft brown sugar, ½ cup Ground ginger, 2 teaspoons Baking soda, 1 teaspoon Mixed spice cinnamon, 1 ½ teaspoons Salt, ¼ teaspoon Molasses, ¼ cup Egg, 1 … Read More

Healthy Menu Matters

Healthy Menu Matters Executing a healthy menu for weeknight family dinners is a challenge made far more doable when the menu is planned in advance. Taking time out every week to plan the family dinner menu not only increases the … Read More

The ABC’s of healthy eating for children

The ABC’s of healthy eating for children The primary goal of healthy eating for school-aged children is to achieve optimal growth while preventing obesity and iron deficiency. The secondary goal is to promote a lifelong healthy relationship with food. Healthy … Read More