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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

New Years Resolutions 2013 - Bears Food for Thought Centre for Science in the Public Interest 


The film is available at
The Real Bears
Agency: Common (Boulder, CO) and The Butler Bros. (Austin, TX)
Executive Creative Director: Alex Bogusky
Executive Producers: Marty & Adam Butler
Writers: Ronny Northrop & Ryan Kutscher
Art Director: Stefanie Hermsdorf
Account Director: Mark Ekhardt
Producer: Amanda Fox
Director/Designer/Animator: Lucas Zanotto
Music: Jason Mraz
Guitar and mix: Bill Bell
Horn parts: Grooveline Horns
Offline/Online Editor: Travis Wurges
Sound Design: Nikolai von Sallwitz
Mix: Travis Wurges
Web Design: Cyrus Clemensen


Christmas is Past Best Holiday Tip #4

Enjoy your leftover food.
Turkey sandwiches.
Turkey soup.
Keep in mind to avoid double starch servings again.  Have turkey and stuffing or turkey and potato and cook fresh veggies to go with it.
Spread the candy and chocolate out over many days.
Get outside and be active.
For every day that we don't go to work we need an hour of exercise per day.

Christmas is Here Best Holiday Tip #3

Make your xmas meals good food and good cheer.
  1. Appetizers - veggies and dip.
  2. Turkey............MMMMM
  3. Avoid tipple a quadruple starch: stuffing, mashed potatoes, breads.
  4. Add extra veg to stuffing.
  5. Enjoy a root vegetable.
  6. Enjoy a green gettable.
  7. Don't eat food you don't like just because its there.
  8. Happy Holidays


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas is Coming Best Holiday Tip #2

Holiday Travel is on everyone's minds this week.  Trains, planes, automobiles, boats and ferries are the usual modes of transport in Canada.  Food is not always supplied anymore on trips.  The family of the sage Mike Dowling in North Vancouver do not leave home without some of the most delicious sandwiches I have ever seen in tow.  This has been their practice for at least 40 years.  I always wonder why they don't just stop for a fast food meal.  I can only think of how much money they have saved and how much less salt they have taken in for their family of 6. I recently saw a family of 4 having their sandwiches sitting in a Service Centre on Highway 401.  Its okay to eat your lunch at a Service Centre.  It was good to see they were taking a break from driving.

One of my clients is heading off to Halifax by car this Friday to pick up his wife and children and bring them back to Ontario for the Holidays.  He said "I get in the car and don't stop until I need gas (about 600km). I  take a source of caffeine and eat nuts or sunflower seeds all the way to stay awake". Depending on how much he takes with him, we identified the risk of weight gain on his trip.  He will be spending about 6 days driving of his vacation.  One cup of nuts or seeds is 800-1000 kcal.................... We discussed criteria he had for car snacks:
  • He said he needed something he could eat continuously
  • I suggested something that included food groups also since he might not have food at all
  • Not messy
  • Would be OK for the kids
Ideas: Laughing Cow Baby Bel Light Cheese (Put 3 in the front seat whenever he stops with 3 apples and 3 packages of Melba Toast
Ideas: Popcorn
Ideas: drink more fluids so he has to stop more often


Friday, November 23, 2012

Christmas is Coming Best Holiday Tips #1

Every year clients ask me how can I keep reducing weight through the holidays.
My first response is 'don't try to loose weight at Christmas'.  Take the season as a time to eat food that you don't normally eat to help replenish and restore nutrients in your body after working hard all fall. Queen's University, Royal MilitaryCollege and St. Lawrence College student who do not go home for Chrismas and eat well will not recover from the work in the fall like other students will.
The goal would be to stabilize weight with a mix of good food and healthy exercise.
So don't eat every thing you see but make strategic choice to eat food you like and eat food that have high levels of nutrients.  For example root vegetables are very festive and we take the time to prepare more of these foods on the holidays.  My family loves Harvard Beets and they love Butternut Squash roasted in the oven with Brown Sugar and butter.  Beets are filled with fibre and Magnesium and squash contain high levels of Vitamin A and so does the butter. Minced meat pie is loaded with fibre, iron and rich in mineral from concentrated fruit.


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Good News About Nutrition Facts and Allergies

Canada's new food allergen labelling regulations came into force on August 4, 2012.  Patients are just now starting to reap the benefits from the new labeling guidelines.  When counseling patients about celiac disease ( gluten-free diets ) or people with food allergies, it is now easier to determine what foods to choose and foods to avoid.
The Food and Drug Regulations require that most prepackaged foods carry a label and that the ingredients appear on labels in decreasing order of proportion. However, some ingredients used in food products which were previously exempt from declaration in the list of ingredients, (e.g., components of margarine, seasoning and flour) will now be required to appear on food labels also.
Based on consultations with stakeholders, including allergy associations and the medical community, Health Canada developed amendments to the Regulations to enhance labelling requirements for specific priority allergens, gluten sources and added sulphites in prepackaged foods sold in Canada.
Health Canada first published its proposed regulatory amendments in Canada Gazette, Part I, on July 26, 2008 to allow for public comment. Health Canada then took into consideration all comments received until November 28, 2008 before bringing the final regulations forward and publishing them in the Canada Gazette, Part II. For information on the federal government's regulatory process, Next link will take you to another Web site
For more information on Canada's Food Allergen Labelling Regulatory Amendments, please see the following information:
March 2012


Theresa Schneider Speaks to Members of the Ontario Medical Association

Karley Hassard of GoodLife Fitness Wellness Services asked Theresa to Facilitate a Nutrition Workshop for the local chapter of the Ontario Medical Association.  Schneider presented topics related to sports nutrition, healthy eating on the run and the latest trends in nutrition services: nutrigenomics and non-celiac mild wheat intolerance.
The evening was a great event at the Pan Chancho Restaurant in Kingston Ontario.


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Nutrigenomics Services have Come to Kingston

Nutrigenomix is a genetic test kit that helps you eat according to your genes.

  • One-size-fits-all nutrition advice is not suitable for everyone
  • Research shows that people respond better to personalized advice based on their genes
·         Nutrigenomix  enables dietitians to provide people with personalized nutrition advice based on their own DNA
·         It includes a panel of seven genetic tests for:
  • Sodium and high blood pressure
  • Omega-3 fat and triglycerides
  • Caffeine and heart disease
  • Saturated fat and obesity
  • Folate and blood folate levels
  • Vitamin C and blood vitamin C levels
  • Whole grains and type 2 diabetes

Congratulations to all our Friends who Participated in the Olympics 2012

mens8-220.jpgWhat an amazing event.  This Olympics made me think about how participation is paramount.  I learned that we should go out to win the races we can win " beat the beatable crews" Mike Spracklen, 2012.  Southeastern Ontario and Kingston Rowers have challenged the best in the world.  More to come I'm sure.

Thanks to Coaches, Trainers, Physiologists, Psychologists Physiotherapists and Dietitians who help athletes reach their goals in Canada.

Canada's Brain Price, Will Crothers, Jeremiah Brown, Andrew Byrnes, Malcolm Howard, Conlin McCabe, Rob Gibson, Douglas Csima, and Gabriel Bergen pose with the silver medal they won for the men's rowing eight. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

To the men's 4 X 100 relay you are winners.
To the women's soccer team, great respect for excellent performance in the most difficult circumstances.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Dietitians of Canada National Conference, Toronto 2012.  Theresa Schneider of Nutrition Assessment Clinic is off to the Conference to bring more expert research home to Kingston for clinical practice.


Monday, June 4, 2012

Beat Beethoven Run Kingston Ontario
Cloudy slightly rainy day for the event.  Schneider went out for a training run to support the Kingston Symphony.  Training helps........ Schneider completed the 4 km run in 18 minutes, I personal best.

Craftsbury Rowing Training camp.  Schneider attends rowing camp with Masters Athletes in Craftsbury Vermont.  Many Canadians attended the May long weekend to get in some extra coaching before the summer program starts.


Saturday, May 26, 2012

Fantastic Season For Mike Smith of the Phoenix Coyotes

Photograph by: Frederick Braedon, Getty Images

Antoine Vermette #50 of the Phoenix Coyotes and Matt Halischuk #24 fight for the puck behind goalie Mike Smith #41 in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bridgestone Arena on May 2, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.


Canadian Men's 8 Rowers break World Record in Lucerne

Canada's men's eight rowing team set a new world's best time in its event Friday at a World Cup meet in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Photograph by: Martin Rose , Bongarts/Getty Images

The Canadian crew is coxswain Brian Price (Belleville, Ont.), Will Crothers (Kingston, Ont.), Jeremiah Brown (Cobourg, Ont.), Byrnes (Toronto), Malcolm Howard (Victoria), Conlin McCabe (Brockville, Ont.), Rob Gibson (Kingston, Ont.), Doug Csima (Oakville, Ont.) and Gabe Bergen (100 Mile House, B.C.).


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Nutrition Assessment Clinic Joins Wellness Network in Kingston

May 8, 2012, Theresa Schneider attended the first meeting of this new network at the KFLA Health Unit.  The group will partner and share expertise and resources for worksite wellness in Southeastern Ontario.


Monday, April 9, 2012

Yogurt: Regular versus Greek Yogurt

With the population suffering more osteoporosis the question has come to my attention.  If people are drinking less milk and taking more yogurt, what has happened to our yogurt?  It seems yogurt is now made with very little milk, it has whey and calcium added.  My package of Source yogurt in the fridge has only 3 gms of carb in 100 gms of yogurt.  This means in an effort to get rid of carbs we have lost some of the goodness of milk.  I believe 100 gms of 1% milk should have 5 gms of carbs, 119 gms Calcium, 3.37 gms of protein and 40 IU of Vitamin D. The Calcium in this small serving is only 10% of our daily requirement.
In comparison a good 125 gms serving of Greek Yogurt may have 35% of your daily Calcium requirement and 12-14 gms of protein per day.  Its no wonder smart consumers are moving to Greek Yogurt to get the best food value.


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Theresa Schneider Presents Healthy Lifestyle to Queen's Medical Students

Students interested in healthy eating for oncall and for maintaining a physically active life during the busiest time of their lives.