Eat, Read, Learn

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EAT

Free Digital Cookbooks:

Need new inspiration for that slow-cooker? How about getting more fruits and veggies in? Want to try to eat more plant-based? Is it tricky to come up with kid-approved recipes? Check out these family-friendly cookbooks designed by researchers of the Guelph Family Health Study, a longitudinal study aimed at helping families and children establish healthy habits. These 6 handy digital cookbooks are great for yourself and clients. Ingredients are simple and nutrition facts tables are included. They are PACKED with delicious recipes and FREE to download here.





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Diet Culture in Vietnam:


Weight and body image in Vietnamese culture are not so different from the world: thinness = attraction, happiness and health. There is a Vietnamese proverb that says “a woman with a bee’s, or small, waist is good at raising children and pleasing husbands”. It’s not abnormal for Vietnamese women to be asked about when they will get a husband, just as it’s not abnormal to be pressured to stay thin. Take a glimpse into Vietnamese diet culture here.




LEARN


Vitamin D Fortification:

Health Canada recognizes the need to increase vitamin D fortification limits in many products, including plant-based beverages. This is the latest interim (temporary) policy, revised in May 2022, permitting fortified plant-based beverages to contain higher levels of vitamin D. Now, plant-based beverages can contain the same amount of vitamin D as cow’s and goat’s milk: 2 µg/100 mL serving. Read more here.



Curated by Caroline Spurr, RD



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