Vegetables

Plant-based Diets – are they worth the hype?

Plant-based diets have become popular in recent years, but what do they entail and are they really worth the hype? It is often thought that plant-based eating means to follow a plant-exclusive diet such as vegan or vegetarian, however, this is not necessarily the case! Consuming a plant-based diet does not mean that you must…

Mental health diet

Mental Health and Diet. Is there a Link?

Our mental health is an important link to our quality of life and often plays second fiddle to our physical health. Have you ever wondered if your diet quality impacts your mental health? Or are you seeing a link between lowered mental health and extra challenges this brings to eat well. If you experience lower…

Iron foods

Is my child getting enough iron from their food?

Do you think your child is looking a bit pale, more moody than usual, complaining of being extra tired or getting lightheaded? They could potentially have low iron levels or stores. Iron deficiency is very common in young children who could be more on the fussy side of eating, growing really quickly or are not…

Women different body sizes

What is Health at Every Size®?

And what Diet Culture has taught us about health  Health at Every Size® (or also referred to as HAES) is an inclusive approach which promotes health behaviors without discriminating or shaming individuals on their weight status. HAES also delves a little deeper than just weight as it helps us to recognize that health is impacted…

What is FODMAPs?

FODMAPs are a specific group of carbohydrate based food molecules that are not digested by the body as well as others. The ability for our bodies to digest these food molecules can differ from person to person, and some may experience different symptoms due to poor digestion. The types of carbohydrates exist in our diet…