Serena Caner

Be aware of the breakfast cereal in your bowl

Breakfast cereal (from a box) is the one food I have become suspicious of as a dietitian.

Dietician helps debunk some common myths about food

March is Nutrition Month, and this year Dietitians of Canada has chosen the theme, “Get the real deal on your meal.”

Ways to eat nutritious meals on a budget

These days I feel a little shocked every time I get to the register at the grocery store.

Steps to lowering risk of heart disease

Health Canada reports 90 per cent of Canadians over the age of 20 already have at least one risk factor for heart disease or stroke.

Encouraging children to eat adventurously

As parents, we have all prepared that inevitable meal that our children won’t even touch.

Getting the lowdown on vitamin D supplements

One vitamin that is always in the news is vitamin D.

Avoid the ‘Lose 10 pounds in 10 days’ syndrome

The holiday season is ending and many of us feel like we should never eat again.

Many ordinary, cheap foods qualify for ‘superfood’ status

My father-in-law is what I would refer to as a food faddist. He’s always into a new trend –

Strength training can counter the effects of middle age spread

When people come to my office, they are always surprised at how, over the years, they have gained weight.

Should we re-think treat trails?

Given what we know about the impact of large amounts of sugar should we try to phase candy out of Halloween tradition?

We can be thankful for food

Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful, and one thing to be grateful for in the Shuswap is food.

Back to school, back to lunches

Healthy Bites

Don’t sabotage your salad

What is it about salad that makes us feel healthy?

Book oversimplifies why we get fat

One of the myths prevalent in our society is that body size…

Children mimic eating patterns

“I don’t like that!”  This has been my two-year-old niece’s response to…

It’s worth braving the bean

What food has the most nutrient value for your dollar? Legumes are…

Can you put the blame on carbs?

First of all, let me state my bias: I love carbs. Bread,…

Brown a better bet for rice

My husband summed up most people’s feeling about brown rice when he…

Yet another reason to avoid bacon

Everybody loves bacon- fatty, salty, crispy – what more could you ask…