Community Health & Wellness

There are eight dimensions of wellness: emotional, environmental, financial, mental, occupational, bodily, social, and non secular. Emotional wellness is about coping successfully with life and creating satisfying relationships (SAMASHA, 2016). Environmental wellness focuses on good well being by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that assist an individual’s overall effectively-being. Financial wellness is based on the satisfaction an individual has with their current and future financial situation. Intellectual wellness is the identification of inventive skills and the methods by which an individual finds ways to broaden their information and expertise. Occupational wellness is the non-public satisfaction and enrichment a person obtains from their work. Physical wellness is predicated on an individual’s particular person understanding of their want for bodily exercise, wholesome foods, and sleep. Social wellness is about developing a connection, belonging, and a properly-developed support system. Spiritual wellness is focused on increasing the sense of objective and meaning an individual has … Read more

Are Peas Low FODMAP for IBS Kids?

Peas are every kid’s favourite vegetable so you are probably wondering ‘are peas low FODMAP?’

Peas are an easy feel-good veggie that pairs beautifully with fish fingers on fishy Fridays.

If your child is struggling with tummy troubles and has been recommended to follow the kid’s version of the low FODMAP diet, you might be unsure whether peas should be off the table.

So you search: Are peas low FODMAP for kids?

In this blog article, we’ll cover whether peas are low in FODMAPs or whether you need to restrict this vegetable for children with tummy troubles and IBS Kids.

Are green peas a low fodmap food?

FODMAP is an acronym.  

It stands for:

  • Fermentable
  • Oligosaccharides
  • Monosaccharides 
  • and Polyols

FODMAPs are a group of fermentable carbohydrates that resist digestion by the stomach and pancreatic enzymes, travel undigested to the large part of the bowel, can release gas and moves water

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Simple Festive Fall Salad – Nutrition Awareness


Suuure, soups are “on trend” for fall but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a seasonal salad, too!

Balanced, healthy salads make for a great weekday lunch, even during the cooler months.

I’m a simple gal when it comes to lunch, but that does not mean I don’t want my meals to lack texture, flavor, or nutrition. Cue this healthy & festive fall salad!

As specific ingredients come into season, I like to get creative with my usual recipes. Nearly every day, I have a big salad for lunch so this experiment made it’s way into my October-November rotation!

Over a bed of greens, I added roasted butternut squash, toasted pecans, diced green apple, goat cheese crumbles, and grilled chicken. For a kick, I whipped an easy maple mustard vinaigrette that took less than 5 minutes to create.

There are tons of ingredient swaps for this recipe:

  • Instead of
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What is the Sirtfood Diet? Should I Try It?


The sirtfood diet was developed by two “celebrity” nutritionists in the UK and has recently rocketed to the top of this year’s top diet trends due to the claim that Adele has used it to lose 40+ lbs.

Adele has not personally confirmed doing the sirtfood diet OR how much weight she has lost.

The creators of the sirtfood diet, Aidan Goggin and Glen Matten, claim that you can “lose weight and not feel hungry. You can drop 7 lbs and 7 days and none of it will be muscle.” This quote is taken straight from the sirtfood website.

They claim that sirtuins (SIRTs), a group of seven proteins in the body, have been shown to regulate a variety of functions, including metabolism, inflammation and lifespan. Of note, these studies were on fruit flies and mice, not humans.

What do you eat on the sirtfood diet?

“Sirtfoods” supposedly increase sirtuins

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Dietitian’s Guide: Healthy Options at Starbucks


Navigating the menu for healthy food & drink selections at Starbucks (or any coffee shop) can be overwhelming, but we’re to make it easy for you.

Sorry, no peppermint mochas or cake pops here!

Be sure to screenshot or bookmark this page so you are armed with a list of healthy options at Starbucks the next time you need a caffeine fix.

P.s- You can also listen to this episode on our Nutrition Awareness Podcast.

Drinks

  • Unsweetened black coffee or tea. Feel free to add a splash of milk to break up the bitter taste
  • Americano
  • Unsweetened latte or cappuccino with any milk
  • Unsweetened Chai Tea Latte
  • Nitro Cold Brew, plain or with unsweetened milk
  • Nitro Cold Brew… with sweet cream! A grande has only 4 grams of added sugar, which is peanuts compared to other sweet beverages at SB with 4-10x that much sugar
  • Unsweetened Green Tea

Tips:

  • If
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