BBQ blunders

Summer time for a lot of people means grilling time! Letting the summer sun wash over you while you cook should not distract you from a few important points about food safety. The biggest issues with grilling is something called “cross-contamination”....

Reading the rainbow

I am frequently asked about food labels and nutrition fact tables and learning often follows a process that started long before I was asked to help. If you have ever tried to read a food label or nutrition fact table, you may be familiar with this route: -the...

How to make lunch less of a chore

Whether or not you are in the midst of the “back to school” rush, September always seems to bring about the desire to improve the lunch routine. Perhaps its to continue the good habits instilled with the the warmer weather or to help your kids succeed at...

The quackery conundrum

Nothing frustrates me more than seeing ridiculous diet products/books/schemes promoted in somewhat legit magazine, store or TV show.It makes me wonder- if my goal is to inform people with accurate nutrition information, is it ok to associate myself with people/media...

Pass the sugar please

Sitting at an obesity management conference with a room full of dietitians was in interesting experience. Great food was served, fruits and vegetables easily found, plenty of time to relax ones mind with free access to an athletic center and of course stimulating...

Baffling blood sugar

I was recently asked to help out a family member control their bloods sugars. They have diabetes type 2 (adult onset diabetes) and have noticed that their blood sugar levels are often high (over 7mmol/L) in the morning before eating breakfast. Starting out the day...