Serena Caner

Brazil’s new approach to fighting fat

One of the passions I share with my mother-in-law is our love of food. Since meeting my husband, she has taught me much

Breakfast plays an important role at any age

We’ve all heard it: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But is it actually true?

Nutrition extends to schools

Valentine’s Day has passed, and like most holidays is celebrated by our children with candy, chocolate and sweets.

Ways to counteract picky eating habits in children

When my daughter turned two-and-a-half, her eating habits changed. Suddenly, all she wanted was fruit, yogurt…

Drinks can sabotage healthy habits

One common question I get asked is if alcohol can be part of a healthy lifestyle.

Thinking shifts to healthy eating at every size

The new movement is health at every size – eating nutritious foods to satisfy hunger and finding physical activities that you enjoy.

Healthy eating helped by keeping kids in the kitchen

As a parent, there is nothing more frustrating than spending time cooking a nice meal only to have your children whine, Yuck, what is this?

New flavours of water come with cautions

Regular water trumps costly alternative beverages.

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!

When it comes to weight, we are more than a number

I was living in Malawi, a refreshing culture where people actually want to be overweight.

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…

’Tis the season of decadent baked goods

Christmas is coming and suddenly, everywhere I go, there are baked goods.

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.