More Than Just Something to Eat

A common question I get as a dietetic student is what drew me into the field and why I wanted to be a dietitian. I give the same answer each time. When I went into my first year of university, I was jokingly afraid of gaining the “freshmen 15.” I thought that taking a nutrition course would teach me about food and how to eat … Continue reading More Than Just Something to Eat

Peer Pressure: We want a healthy school food program

We have invited guest blogger, Niki Black, to share some of the pressing food issues highlighted in the Eat Think Vote campaign, led by Food Secure Canada and others across Canada, in advance of the federal election on October 19, 2015. This week, Niki describes the importance of healthy food in schools for the future of our children.  How well do you learn on an empty … Continue reading Peer Pressure: We want a healthy school food program

Innovative Ideas for School Gardens

The number of school gardens are increasing each year. People are realizing how gardens can not only be an effective teaching tool to promote healthy lifestyles, but can be used to fulfill many other curriculum outcomes. A simple Google search will confirm that the teaching opportunities with gardens are seemingly endless. Here in Nova Scotia, some school have are using their garden as a spring board, … Continue reading Innovative Ideas for School Gardens