A couple of weeks ago I was in a high-end gourmet food shop. One of the suppliers was doing a food demonstration promoting
Carol Dombrow is a registered dietitian who specialized in nutrition education. She has consulted for the Heart and Stroke Foundation for over twenty years. Having worked in the field of nutrition education for many years, Carol has seen the challenges that consumers face on a daily basis in making healthy food choices. Resolving these challenges became her professional mission and so she considered herself fortunate when in the mid 90’s the Foundation began exploring the development of a food information program which subsequently became the Health Check program. She was in the right place at the right time. Today, the program continues to evolve as it works with the food industry to make the food supply healthier with the refinement of the program’s nutrient criteria and making it easier for consumers to find healthy food choices. Carol’s role with the Health Check program involves providing technical expertise, being a program spokesperson with provincial and national media and acting as a liaison to Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. In addition, she also provides nutrition expertise to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and of Ontario, working on nutrition content development and review and government relations support on nutrition issues. Carol finds it rewarding to be involved with an organization whose mandate it is to assist Canadians to make healthy food choices.
Canadians are not meeting the Food Guide recommendations, especially when it comes to eating enough fruit and vegetables. Part of the problem is knowing how many fruits and vegetables we need to eat in a day and what a serving size should be. Guess what? We all have a terrific tool at our disposal to help us eat healthy -- our dinner plate.
05/18/2013 08:34 EDT
I'm always interested to see if what the experts predict about healthy food trends actually comes true. So, I scanned the internet for the latest healthy food trends and compared them to what I'm seeing in the marketplace. There were a number of predicted trends that I love and hope come true.
04/17/2013 12:25 EDT
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