Serena Caner

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?

Preserving food: Seeing a resurgence or simply passé?

August is my favourite food month and I feel pressure to capture all that flavour for the rest of the year.

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.

Confused about nutrition? You’re not alone

People today are more and more confused about nutrition recommendations, despite the fact that they have not changed.

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.”

Eat your weeds and enjoy fresh greens

Gardening is one of those things I love more in spirit than in practice.

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.