Entries by Lori Warford-Woolgar, MSc, RD

Cooking – A Skill for Every Age

The age of your child will determine what they can do to help in the kitchen.  Matching their skill level with cooking duties will help instill a sense of pride and accomplishment.  It is also a great way to teach them about nutrition and food safety.  It also provides an opportunity to teach subjects, such […]

Family Fun in the Kitchen

Whether you have toddlers or teenagers, cooking with your kids can be a fun-filled way to spend quality time together.  It also provides great teaching opportunities.  From the science of baking soda to the social importance of working together to achieve a common goal, cooking is MORE THAN FOOD. Here are some other teaching moments […]

March is Nutrition Month

Nutrition Month has been celebrated by the dietetic profession for over 30 years.  The goal for Nutrition Month is to create awareness about the importance of healthy eating.  It places emphasis on dietitians as the most importance source of reliable nutrition information. This year’s Nutrition Month theme is MORE THAN FOOD.  As we discussed in […]

What are whole grains?

In nature, grains grow as whole grains.  Whole grains are the entire seed of the plant, which includes the bran, endosperm and germ. The bran is the outer protective layer of the grain.  It contains fibre, B vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. The endosperm is the seed found under the bran layer.  It contains carbohydrate, protein, […]

Kefir vs Yogurt

Whether it is in a bottle, tube, cup, or your favorite smoothie, yogurt is a very common healthy breakfast food. As a good source of calcium and protein, it is great for bone health.  An essential part of yogurt making is the addition of good bacteria that breaks down sugar in milk to other substances.  […]

Healthy Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

Smoothies are a quick and healthy breakfast that many of us drink.  However, smoothies don’t always have to be put in a cup.  You can change things up by putting smoothies in a bowl and adding additional toppings, like granola, dried berries and seeds.  This not only adds additional flavour but more energy, fibre, vitamins, […]

Food Safety After a Power Outage

In recent weeks, many of us here in Newfoundland and Labrador have experienced unplanned power outages due to inclement weather. After an unplanned power outage, the biggest food safety concern is with the food that is stored in your refrigerator and freezer.  Here are some general guidelines to help you determine what food can be […]