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How to manage picky eaters - tips from our top paediatric Calgary dietitian

Top Dietitian Tips for Picky Eaters

June 8, 2020

Do you have a picky eater at home? Picky eating for parents can be one of the most challenging and frustrating times. Parents tell me having a picky eater takes the joy out of family meals and the joy out of cooking. I have a lot of parents tell me…

Questions about dairy? Our Registered Dietitians at Ignite Nutrition in Calgary, Alberta can help you navigate through all the mixed nutrition messages you see online.

Is Dairy Deadly?

March 30, 2020

In a world full of health “shock-umentaries” and scathing personal health opinions, dietitians and other medical professionals rely on high quality scientific evidence to debunk pseudoscience for the public. But what happens when trusty science can no longer be trusted? As of late, this is happening more often than it…

Banana Berry Pancakes

March 10, 2020

I LOVE breakfast. Breakfast in the morning, or breakfast for dinner. Yes, I am one of those people who can always go for breakfast! Who says you have to enjoy pancakes in the morning, right? In fact, these pancakes have become one of my favourite go-to dinners as they freeze…

Omega-3’s and Gut Health – Are You Getting Enough?

February 17, 2020

Disclosure: I received financial compensation from Burnbrae Farms to talk about the omega-3’s and health. While the information conveyed may support clients’ objectives, the opinions expressed are my own and based on current scientific evidence. I do not engage in business with companies whose products or services do not match…

Low-FODMAP Simple Salmon Salad

November 25, 2019

Hey there, it is Nancy, Andrea’s student. This next recipe I want to share with you is a Simple Salmon Salad. It doesn’t need any fancy cooking skills or appliances, and you can have it ready in under 10 minutes. Anyone else agree that sounds like the best recipe? I…

Two side-profile heads facing each other superimposed by different foods. The head on the left is superimposed by green foods like broccoli lettuce and apple. The head on the right is superimposed by orange coloured foods including burger, french fries, and pizza.

The Psychological Impacts of Dieting

November 4, 2019

As dietitians, we get questions about “the best diets” – A LOT. Here’s the truth – the best diet is one you can see yourself doing long term. A diet that doesn’t make you want to pull your hair out or secretly stuff your face in the…

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Prunes to Manage Bone Health – A Dietitian Review

October 17, 2019

October 20th is World Osteoporosis Day! One of the top trends I see right now is a movement towards plant-based foods, and I have to say, I’m thrilled. However, I often get asked the question – how can I take care of my bone health with a more plant-based diet?…

Freezer Friendly Burritos

October 7, 2019

Struggling with Meal Prep & Planning? Picture this — you come home from a long day at work and you don’t have much energy left. You know that the kids need to be fed and you only have 30 minutes before they need to be out the door off to…

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The Physical Impacts of Dieting

September 19, 2019

There’s no doubt that we live in a world dominated by diet culture. No matter where you turn there is likely to be a conversation about body size, appearance, and the latest diet to “fix” all of the above. But do diets ACTUALLY work? And more importantly – is the only…

Why weight loss doesn't work - Ignite Nutrition Calgary dietitians are here to help with HEALTH!

Why We Can’t Help You With Weight Loss

September 16, 2019

I’ve been humming and ha’ing over writing this post for a while. I wanted it to be ‘perfect’ (no surprise) but chances are, I won’t nail everything down and it will continue to be modified and grow over the years. This was inspired by Cheryl Strachan’s post ‘why I can’t…