Serena Caner

The conundrum that surrounds snacking

There are many healthy ways to eat and the best timing of your meals depends on your habits and lifestyle.

Choosing energy bars: can you believe the hype?

Energy bars are portable, convenient and ready to eat. But is this really a healthy choice or just a glorified chocolate bar?

Diabetes educator gets first-hand experience

As a diabetes educator, I liked the idea of having diabetes for a short period of time As it turns out, I was granted this opportunity.

Four ways to keep putting your best food forward

This year’s nutrition month theme is Best Food Forward: plan, shop, cook, enjoy!

Is breakfast the most important meal of the day?

For many, there is no time, appetite or inclination for breakfast, aside perhaps from a caffeine injection

Eliminating wheat not the end-all cure for obesity

Dr. Atkins’ revolution has a new friend: Wheat Belly. Cardiologist William Davis has discovered the simple solution to obesity

Physical activity critical to childhood development

Being “Unplug and Play week,” I thought it would be time to highlight the Canadian Paediatric Society’s 2012 physical activity guidelines

Taming the voices which undermine willpower

Supper has just finished, you settle on the couch to relax, when a little voice in your head whispers, “Psst…hey you…

Quick tips towards a healthier lifestyle

Studies indicate that for most Canadians, one of the best ways to reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes is to lose weight.

Misconceptions complicate diabetes awareness

Diabetes refers to a group of diseases that affect the body’s production or use of insulin.

Dealing with Halloween’s sugary aftermath

It’s Halloween time again, and many parents worry about the mountains of candy their children bring home.

Outbreak stresses the need to properly cook beef

The recent XL beef recall has raised many questions about the safety of our food supply.

Preparation key to the enjoyment of eggplant

Travelling to Turkey this summer, I fell in love with the eggplant.

Ideas for packing healthy school lunches

September has arrived and the school lunch-packing season begins.
The question is always, what should I send for my child’s lunch?

Bodies benefit from immersion in nature

Besides healthy eating, I spend a lot of time encouraging people to be active.

Confusion reigns when it comes to cholesterol

Some cholesterol is needed to make cells and hormones, but too much increases your risk of heart attack and stroke.

Suggestions for healthy barbecue meals

Summer has arrived and for many people this means barbecue season.

Don’t drop the carbs

Carbohydrates are a perfect source of energy for athletes.

Summer beverages can pack a caloric wallop

Lawn mowing season has begun and, for many, this also marks the beginning of beer-drinking season.

Nutrition doubly important during pregnancy

When I ask women when they first started gaining weight, the answer is almost always, “When I had my kids.”