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The links below do not necessarily reflect the ideas/beliefs of the DNNS. They are topics of interest to dietitians who work with the public and want to learn more.

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Ok, so Nutrition Month 2019 has come and gone, but did you get to try all the feature recipes? They come from DC’s app, Cookspiration. There are so many fabulous recipes with avocado, but crab is one I haven’t had in a while, so I was keen to try this Avocado & Crab Remoulade Sandwich, and it didn’t disappoint! Yum!

And if you want to try more, there are more than 300 healthy, tested recipes waiting for you on the free Cookspiration app!


With the recent announcement of the federal government’s 2019 budget, there is much to learn about the proposed National Food Policy, including a National School Lunch program. Both fall under the 4 main areas of focus: 1) Help Canadian Communities Access Healthy Food; 2) Make Canadian Food the Top Choice at Home and Abroad; 3) Support Food Security in Northern and Indigenous Communities; and 4) Reduce Food Waste. It starts on page 161 of this very lengthy (460pp) document!

While we’re talking about government programs, funding, etc., I’ve been reading an interesting book that gives you an insider’s view of politics, and how to make politicians work for and with you. ‘The Effective Citizen’ by former NS cabinet minister, Graham Steele, is a terrific resource for anyone wanting to create effective change in their community with the help of different levels of government. There are elections coming provincially and federally, so this can help you raise important election issues with your representatives when they come knocking at your door!


The Health At Every Size (HAES) philosophy continues to have a positive impact on health, yet research shows that healthcare professionals (doctors and nurses) are a primary source of weight bias and stigmatization, which can cause poor health outcomes in overweight and obese individuals. The webinar “Strategies for Teaching HAES® to Fat Phobic Physicians “ is delivered by HAES advocate and eating disorder specialist MD, Dr. Lesley Williams.

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