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Eat, Read, Learn

Updated: Jan 4, 2022

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Meet Caroline Spurr, RD!

Caroline will be taking over the Eat, Read, Learn section of the newsletter. She is a Registered Dietitian from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Applied Human Nutrition at Mount Saint Vincent University in 2017, with an integrated internship with the Nova Scotia Health Authority in Sydney, Cape Breton. After working as a nutrition counselor for weight loss for nearly two years, Caroline decided to see the world and travel. Two years later, she is still living in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam working as a primary school teacher, teaching English, math and science. Caroline would love to connect with you! If you have any suggestions for the Eat, Read, Learn section, please send her an email at


Dreaming up new recipes can be a challenge… especially before grocery day. Not sure what to cook with your limited pantry? Have leftovers you’re not sure how to repurpose? Check out these handy resources to find recipes based on the ingredients you already have:


Given it’s the new year, we must welcome the inevitable parade of New Year's resolutions. But how do we translate these resolutions into permanent solutions? Habits. The book “Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones” by James Clear is an easy-to-read guide on how to build healthy habits.

Clear outlines “four laws of behaviour change” to create habits:

  1. Make it obvious.

  2. Make it attractive.

  3. Make it easy.

  4. Make it satisfying.

He further inverses these laws to break bad habits:

  1. Make it invisible.

  2. Make it unattractive.

  3. Make it difficult.

  4. Make it unsatisfying.

Have you read this book? Let me know what you thought!

And if you want more to READ.... 2022 is a great time for sobriety as Nova Scotia’s Benjamin Bridge and Bottega SPA (Italian Prosecco) plans to release non-alcoholic products. Plant-based eating will rule 2022, with more milk alternatives (like potato milk) and vegan meats and cheeses. Sustainable and waste-free eating will take center this year. And by the way, intermittent fasting and low-carb / keto aren’t going anywhere. Read more:


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Curated by Caroline Spurr, RD


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