Fresh Pick Friday – Beets

Today I am starting a new weekly series called Fresh Pick Friday where I will feature a local and in-season whole food. It could be a fruit, a vegetable, some local seafood, or even a nut (yes, we grow nuts here). Follow along and you will learn what foods are in season in BC throughout…

Nutrition Resources for Kids

Last week I read an article in the New York Times about a dietitian who takes a relaxed approach to nutrition with her kids. I really liked Maryann Jacobsen‘s attitude. Though I am not a parent, I would like to think that I would employ some of the same strategies as Maryann with my own…

Nutrition Labels Changing – Have Your Voice Heard

A couple of weeks ago, Health Minister Rona Ambrose announced proposed changes to Canada’s nutrition labeling requirements. Overall, the proposed changes were welcomed by health professionals. While the response to these stories has been positive, one thing that I noticed lacking in the majority of coverage of this story, was the fact that Health Canada…

This Ain’t Normal

“This magical, marvelous food on our plate, this sustenance we absorb, has a story to tell. It has a journey. It leaves a footprint. It leaves a legacy. To eat with reckless abandon, without conscience, without knowledge; folks, this ain’t normal.” — Joel Salatin, farmer and author of Folks, This Ain’t Normal; You Can Farm

Vancouver Has a Plan

Did you know that the City of Vancouver has an official food strategy? If you didn’t it’s worth a look. The strategy was developed in collaboration with the Vancouver Food Policy Council to help develop a food system in Vancouver that is unbiased and sustainable. Although there is a lot of engagement from local citizens…