Nutrition Tips

8 Steps to Safer Grocery Shopping During COVID-19 Pandemic

8 Steps to Safer Grocery Shopping During COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Controversy

I think almost everyone is a little paranoid these days when it comes time to purchasing groceries for your home, and rightfully so. But there is also a fair amount of alarmist misinformation creating unnecessary anxiety. In this article, I’m going to review just what we know about SARS-CoV-2...


Kids in the Kitchen - Global News Morning

Kids in the Kitchen - Global News Morning

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Media

Brooke joined Chris on Saskatoon Global News Morning live from the office to discuss the importance of getting kids involved in the kitchen. With everyone home practicing social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, kitchen activities can lead into structured meals and snacks as a family....


Diagnosing PCOS - Which Type are You?

Diagnosing PCOS - Which Type are You?

Posted in Nutrition Tips / PCOS

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a complex endocrine disorder affecting ~7% of people in reproductive age (USA stats). Development of the disease is often linked to high levels of androgen hormones (e.g. testosterone) from the ovaries, altered luteinizing hormone (LH) action, and...


Kitchen Aromatic Staples - Global News Morning

Kitchen Aromatic Staples - Global News Morning

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Weekday Meals / Sides / Media

This morning Brooke demonstrated how you can use aromatics in cooking to add personality and flavour to your meals. She highlighted Spanish Sweet Onions from Idaho-Eastern Oregon (sponsored) and why they make a nutritious and delicious key kitchen staple. Watch the full...


2019 Nutrition Trends in Review - Global News Morning

2019 Nutrition Trends in Review - Global News Morning

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Media

Celery juicing, intermittent fasting, and plant based eating were big trends of 2019. Today on Global News Morning Saskatoon, Brooke tested viewers knowledge on these trends in a fun True/False quiz. View full segment...


Whole Grain Apple Carrot Toddler Cookies

Whole Grain Apple Carrot Toddler Cookies

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Weekday Meals / Vegetarian / Snacks / Vegan

As a mom to a toddler I'm always looking for new snack ideas. I'm also looking for ways to incorporate nutrients like omega 3 fatty acids and one of my favourite foods that helps to check off that box is ground flaxseed. Ground flaxseed is an excellent source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a...


Alternatives to Peanut/Tree Nut Butters - CTV Morning Saskatoon

Alternatives to Peanut/Tree Nut Butters - CTV Morning Saskatoon

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Media

Today I went Live with CTV Morning Saskatoon to discuss peanut butter and tree nut butter alternatives! We want to respect allergy policies in our communities but some families struggle to know what their options are when it comes to avoiding nuts and nut butters. Watch the full clip here!...


Snacks To Go - Global News Morning

Snacks To Go - Global News Morning

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Media

We are back into the school season and it's a busy time of year! Nutrition doesn't have to be perfect but we CAN bring convenience and nutrition together to help out. This morning Brooke was live with Global News Saskatoon to share her 2 key components of putting together a power snack along...


IBS - Now What?

IBS - Now What?

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Irritable Bowel Syndrome

If you've struggled with embarrassment and frustration of excess gas, abdominal bloating and pain, urgency to use the bathroom, and either constipation or diarrhea (or both!), you're not alone. The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation estimates that about 5 million Canadians suffer from...


Introducing Solids Basics

Introducing Solids Basics

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Infant Nutrition

Introducing solids can be such a fun time, but first time parents or caregivers are often nervous and confused. I often hear concerns around choking, allergenic foods, texture and what foods to start with. Below is a brief starting point, based on the most up-to-date evidence from Health...


Why Eggs Are a Perfect First Food for Baby

Why Eggs Are a Perfect First Food for Baby

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Infant Nutrition / Media

May is Food Allergy Awareness Month and Brooke joined Saskatoon Global News Morning to share the most recent evidence around introducing allergenic foods to baby. Can we actually help to reduce their risk of developing food allergens? Why are eggs such a great first food for baby? Do we...


Transitioning Baby to Cow's Milk and Plant-Based Beverages

Transitioning Baby to Cow's Milk and Plant-Based Beverages

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Infant Nutrition

Thank you to nutrition student, Anna Tataryn, for contributing this blog! When is it safe to introduce cow’s milk to my baby? How much cow’s milk is appropriate for baby? If I don’t want to use cow’s milk, what other options are there? These are common questions, and this article will outline...


IBS & the Low FODMAP Diet - Global News Morning

IBS & the Low FODMAP Diet - Global News Morning

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Media / Irritable Bowel Syndrome

April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month and because IBS is one of Brooke's top health issues that she supports, she has a lot of passion for the disorder! IBS is a real diagnosis and has real options for management. Watch the full clip here for a brief overview on what IBS is,...


Turmeric - How Much do You Really Need for Health Benefits?

Turmeric - How Much do You Really Need for Health Benefits?

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Food Reviews / Controversy / Media

This morning on Saskatoon Global News Morning, I spoke about turmeric and the challenges faced when trying to reap the benefits from its active ingredient, curcumin. Here's a summary: What is turmeric? Turmeric is a spice derived from the root of the turmeric plant and it’s a member of the...


Global News Morning - Nutrition Resolutions: 3 Tips for Success

Global News Morning - Nutrition Resolutions: 3 Tips for Success

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Media

If you've ever set a resolution to diet and lose weight, you likely know by now that it wasn't sustainable. Today on Saskatoon Global News Morning Brooke shared her top 3 (non-diet) tips for having better success with nutrition resolutions. Check out the full segment...


Global News Morning - Quizzing Your Carbohydrate Knowledge

Global News Morning - Quizzing Your Carbohydrate Knowledge

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Media

Reflecting on the food and nutrition trends for this year, so many of them related to carbohydrates - from avocado toast and prebiotics to workout recovery and low carb diets. For my last segment of 2018, I quizzed Nicole and the viewers on their carbohydrate knowledge. Check it...


Global News Morning - Agriculture Month & Brooke Share's Her Top 3 Sk-Grown Crops!

Global News Morning - Agriculture Month & Brooke Share's Her Top 3 Sk-Grown Crops!

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Media

Brooke was live today from Saskatoon Global News Morning, talking about Agriculture Month with Fiona! Brooke partnered up with canolaeatwell.com to bring awareness of where our food comes from, and appreciate some of the amazing food produced from crops that grow well in Saskatchewan! Aside...


Global News Morning - Healthy Processed Food?

Global News Morning - Healthy Processed Food?

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Media

This morning I shared my favourite, healthy processed foods on Global News Morning. Healthy processed food? Thought processed food couldn't be part of a healthful diet? Aside from my philosophy where ALL food can fit into a healthful diet, today I discussed the processed food spectrum...


Global News Morning - It's Pear Season!

Global News Morning - It's Pear Season!

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Weekday Meals / Snacks / Salads / Media

Today I joined Jackie on Saskatoon Global News Morning to share my ideas for using pears! Pears have a short season, starting with California pears (sponsored) from late July to late August, leading in our Canadian pear season. So much nutrition and so many great ways to enjoy pears! Check out...


Global News Morning - Low Sugar Summer Cocktails

Global News Morning - Low Sugar Summer Cocktails

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Weekday Meals / Beverages / Media

Today on Global News Morning Saskatoon, I was in studio sharing some of my favourite, low sugar summer cocktails of the season. A lot of trendy products on the market and I share a few of my top pics! Check out the segment...


Men's Health Week - My Top 4 Foods to Include for Disease Prevention

Men's Health Week - My Top 4 Foods to Include for Disease Prevention

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Media

Canadian Men's Health Week was June 11th to 17th and according to the Canadian Mens Health Foundation, 70% of men's health issues are preventable. With Sunday also being Father's day, it seemed like a perfect opportunity to honour the men in our lives and talk about foods that have been shown...


Postpartum Nutrition - The 4th Trimester

Postpartum Nutrition - The 4th Trimester

My son was born unexpectedly at 35 weeks’ gestation on April 11th, 2018.  I know just how difficult those first few weeks postpartum can be. Whether you experienced a vaginal delivery, a cesarean section, had a baby start out in Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU), had complications during birth,...


Unlocking the Potential of... Prunes?

Unlocking the Potential of... Prunes?

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Food Reviews / Weekday Meals / Snacks

March is Dietitians of Canada Nutrition Month and this year’s campaign is dedicated to 'Unlock the Potential of Food'. Food has the potential to fuel, discover, prevent, heal, and bring us together. This presents a great opportunity to highlight a food that many people may not consider as...


Sunshine in a Can!

Sunshine in a Can!

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Food Reviews / Media

We are well into winter here in the prairies and with it, we say goodbye to all the fresh produce of the Summer and Fall seasons, including fresh Canadian peaches. Although Canada doesn’t have a winter peach industry, I have teamed up with California Cling Peaches to shed some light on...


Fresh, Festive Fruit & Mint Punch

Fresh, Festive Fruit & Mint Punch

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Weekday Meals / Vegetarian / Vegan / Beverages

  With the festive season upon us, many of our clients are eager to maintain their nutrition and wellness goals, while still participating in parties and events with coworkers, family and friends. And not everyone is eager to fill their bellies with booze. For those who prefer to keep the...