Healthy Living in the North

IMAGINE Community Grants: An opportunity to connect with your community

imagine granting, helping elders

With the launch of the final cycle of 2017 IMAGINE Community Grants, this time of year has me waiting in anticipation to see what exciting ideas will be submitted, and reflecting on some of my favorites from past cycles. Don’t get me wrong- all … [Continue reading]

Falling is not a “right of passage”; Falls Prevention Awareness Week

seniors, falls prevention

I’m approaching my 40th birthday. From where I stand now it seems impossible to me, that as kids we celebrated my parents 40th birthdays with black balloons, a cane, candy jellybean “pill” bottles, and a larger than life sign signifying “Over the … [Continue reading]

A dietitian’s take on the sticky topic of Halloween candy

Whether you are carving pumpkins, dressing up in costumes, or taking the kids trick-or-treating, there is fun to be had by all this Halloween season! As a dietitian, a question I get asked a lot this time of year is, “What do I do with all the … [Continue reading]

Foodie Friday: Halloween celebrations – more than just food

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One of the many beauties of living in Canada is the dramatic change in seasons, each one bringing something to look forward to. What do you look forward to in the fall? For many, one of the most exciting days is Halloween, especially for the kids … [Continue reading]

Sit less and move more for a healthier workplace

In honour of Healthy Workplace Month, I want to encourage you to take a good look at your workplace. So, what does a healthy workplace look or feel like? It could include things like: The physical environment being set up to support movement, … [Continue reading]

Making kid-friendly meals

The reality: In restaurants, “kids’ menus” typically offer a short list of popular foods, items like grilled cheese sandwiches, cheese pizza, cheeseburgers, chicken fingers with fries, and simple pasta dishes. At home, meal time might feature one … [Continue reading]