Wednesday is Bell Let’s Talk Day
January 21, 2022
Wednesday January 26th marks the 12th annual Bell Let’s Talk Day. This year, the purpose of the campaign is to highlight the ways we can support our individual mental health and the mental health of those we care about.
A Year In Review
January 17, 2022
As we close out 2021, our team would like to share some of the most memorable moments and milestones from this past year.
Nutrition and Self-Care
July 27, 2021
July 24th marked International Self-Care Day. In 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) introduced Self-Care Month (June 24th to July 24th) to highlight the importance of self-care to both individuals and the health care system. This makes it the perfect time to think about improving our self-care, which can help reduce stress and promote well-being1. This practice looks different for everyone, whether it means taking some extra time to relax, doing physical activity, or writing in a journal. Did you know that nutrition also plays an important role in self-care?
Book Review – Food to Grow On
July 16, 2021
Looking for a reliable guide to feeding babies and children? Sarah Remmer, RD and Cara Rosenbloom, RD's newest book, Food to Grow On, is packed with practical, easy-to-navigate information and tips for pregnancy and pediatric nutrition. Check out our review to learn more about this must-read for soon-to-be parents and those with young children.
National Indigenous History Month
June 16, 2021
National Indigenous History Month, begun in 2009, and was created as a month-long awareness campaign every June, to encourage Canadians to learn about Indigenous history, cultures and issues facing Indigenous peoples across the country. This year, Canada has dedicated National Indigenous History Month to the missing children, their families, and residential school survivors.
May is Celiac Awareness Month
May 11, 2021
During the month of May, the Canadian Celiac Association is encouraging people to use the hashtag #shinealightonceliac to help raise awareness.
The Inside of IBS
April 13, 2021
April is designated as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month to raise awareness of symptoms and encourage those who suffer in silence to discuss their bowel habits and IBS symptoms with their health care provider.
Nutrition Month 2021: Good for you! Dietitians help you find your healthy
March 10, 2021
It’s March again, and that means it’s Nutrition Month! This year’s theme, ‘Good for you! Dietitians help you find your healthy!’, led by Dietitians of Canada, highlights the role registered dietitians play in providing nutritional support and guidance to their clients utilizing client centered care.
Systemic Racism is a Public Health Issue
February 11, 2021
Black History Month is a time to celebrate and continue to educate ourselves on the rich history and culture of Black Canadians. Rather than write a celebratory piece, we wanted to draw attention to systemic racism and what that means for public health and the field of nutrition.
New Voluntary Sodium Reduction Targets for Processed Foods
February 8, 2021
Since February is Heart Month, our team at Nutrition Connections wanted to highlight Health Canada’s new Voluntary Sodium Reduction Targets for Processed Foods 2020-2025, which was released on December 18, 2020.