The Nutrition Care Blog

Tips to help you and your family live a healthier happier lifestyle.

Have you ever wondered what the benefit is of consuming locally grown produce? While commercially bought fruits and vegetables can definitely add value to a healthy diet, there are some unique benefits to including fresh, local produce in your menu. Packed full of flavor – Locally grown produce is picked at the peak of ripeness […]

What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes? A common question about diabetes is about the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes. To first understand this, it’s helpful to understand what happens when you have diabetes. When you have diabetes two things occur. First your pancreas could be making little […]

  In June, you may be aware we celebrate Father’s day and enjoy the most sunshine of the year on Summer Solstice. What you may not know is that it is also Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month. While you can always eat frozen or canned produce to help reach the daily recommendation of 5-9 servings […]

Think back to when you were in school. At the beginning of the school year did you feel overwhelmed with the amount of lessons you had to learn before you could pass the class? Your teacher probably used a syllabus or outline to break down each subject into sections to tackle one at a time. […]

Kale has had a buzz about it for long enough now that we are all pretty aware of it and its superfood qualities. However when it comes to taste, it still doesn’t have the best reputation. Last week after devouring his second serving of sautéed red onions and kale  my husband commented “you know, it’s […]

paleo diet

The Paleolithic (Paleo) diet, also called the “Caveman” or “Stone Age” diet, centers around the idea that if we eat as our ancestors did 10,000 years ago, we’ll be healthier, lose weight and curb disease. That means foods that can be hunted, fished or gathered: meat, fish, shellfish, poultry, eggs, veggies, roots, fruits and berries. […]

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