From Hospital to Home: Food is Medicine Too!

Did you know that 1 in 4 patients lose weight unintentionally when they leave a hospital which could lead to return visits? And that only 10% of patients leaving a hospital will see a Registered Dietitian in their community? For many patients, the transition to home from hospital can lead to increased vulnerability to malnutrition … Continue reading From Hospital to Home: Food is Medicine Too!

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Ketogenic Diet – Weight loss or Waste of Time?

Writing by Ally Choo, Grace Tan, Abby Hsiao (UBC Dietetic Students) What is the Ketogenic Diet? The ketogenic diet first hit the scene back in the 1920’s when it was used as a possible treatment for epileptic individuals. Nowadays, you’ll probably hear it circulating mainstream media as a cure-all, weight loss remedy. So how exactly does … Continue reading Ketogenic Diet – Weight loss or Waste of Time?

Why is family mealtime such mayhem?

You’re a full-time professional with a toddler and a school-aged child. Your toddler is a picky eater who hates trying new foods while your school-aged child goes through weekly food jags eating only a few foods over and over again. Every week you struggle with food preparation.  It’s tough trying to make meals that fit … Continue reading Why is family mealtime such mayhem?

Ask a Nutrition Expert, Ask a Dietitian

If you have friends who are Registered Dietitians (or friends of friends as well!), you'll likely be noticing an exciting social media campaign this week: Ask a Nutrition Expert, Ask a Dietitian. Finding nutrition information nowadays can be VERY confusing. There's so many fancy-shmancy buzz words, "super foods," fad diets and celebs promoting crazy supplements. … Continue reading Ask a Nutrition Expert, Ask a Dietitian