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!
Category: Nutrition Finds
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?
Dietitians can help you take the fight out of food
Dietitians aren't the only ones trying to take the fight out of food. Learn about my struggles in this Fraser Health article featuring ME! http://news.fraserhealth.ca/News/March-2017/Dietitians-can-help-you-take-the-fight-out-of-food.aspx
Dietitian Tweet Up is TODAY!
Got some burning nutrition questions and needing a dietitian to help ya out? Devika from One More Bite and I are tweetin' it up on TODAY from 1-2pm on Twitter @FraserHealth. Use the hashtag #FHnutritiontalk to ask us your nutrition questions to help you "Take the Fight Out of Food!"
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
It’s the end of Malnutrition Week..
..but it's never too late to advocate for your patient's nutrition care! Check out my full article (written alongside my fellow Fraser Health colleague) to learn even more about malnutrition in hospitals! http://thebeat.fraserhealth.ca/news/september-2016/food-is-medicine-medicine-heals-protecting-mealt/
Malnutrition Week: September 26-30th
Are you a health care professional working in the clinical setting? Well, the dietitians in your facility will be nerding out this week since it's Malnutrition Week! What is malnutrition? In the clinical setting, malnutrition is the inadequate intake of energy, protein and micronutrients. Many of the causes of hospital malnutrition are small that we, … Continue reading Malnutrition Week: September 26-30th
Eat Well, Play Well – Dietitians of Canada
Are you a parent who's suffering the back to school funk and stuck on what how to manage the food part of the week? Check out Dietitians of Canada's article! Some fun tips include: Getting the kiddos involved with meal prep. It not only adds extra help in the kitchen (depending on the age of course) … Continue reading Eat Well, Play Well – Dietitians of Canada
The “Pee Strip” Diet – What’s it all about?
One of my goals this year is to learn more about all the weirdo diets that people are trying to lose weight and "stay healthy." One of them was the Alkaline Diet - other names include the Pee Strip Diet, Acid-Base Diet or Paleolithic Diet. As per all faddy diets out there, it's the cure-all … Continue reading The “Pee Strip” Diet – What’s it all about?