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  • Can you raise healthy kids on a plant-based diet?

    By: Claudia Chang and Pamela Fergusson A growing number of families are raising their children on a plant-based diet. This has raised some controversy, as many people question if a child can actually get everything they need to grow well on a vegan diet. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a well planned vegan diet is healthy, nutritionally adequate and appropriate for all stages of the life cycle. You may be wondering what…

  • My week on a plant-based diet

    Hi, my name is Stephanie. I am completing a Masters in Nutrition Communication from Ryerson, on my way to becoming a registered dietitian. I have the great fortune of completing one of my internship rotations with Pamela. I have learned so much about plant-based diets in the short time that I have been working with her, so I decided to give it a try. One week, no animal products or by-products. Nothing but wholesome fruits,…

  • Cookbook review! No Meat Athlete Cookbook

    This week I am reviewing The No Meat Athlete Cookbook ! I’m a big fan of the No Meat Athlete podcast and I have been a guest a couple of times (episodes 162 and 183). I was thrilled to hear this book was finally out and it did not disappoint. Check out my review below:   Tell me about the cookbook The No Meat Athlete Cookbook is billed as being full of whole food plant-based…

  • What is in my plant-based pantry?

    Ever wonder what a plant-based dietitian has in her pantry? These are my must-have anti-inflammatory, immune boosting, nutrient-packed staples that I keep on hand for cooking and baking up plant-based deliciousness. Then I add fresh items each week, looking especially for fruits and veggies that are local and in season. I also look for sales (I love a bargain!) Feel free to share this list, and use it to stock up on items on your…

  • Boning up on calcium

    Thanks to nutrition student Debbie Fong for contributing as a guest blogger to this post! Calcium helps build and maintain bones, as well as facilitating blood clotting, transmission of nerve signals and muscle contraction. The body uses calcium everyday to build strong bones, nails and hair yet, we cannot produce new calcium. Ideally, we should obtain calcium from food, rather than calcium pills, to replenish our daily loss of calcium. Milk – does a body good?…