Queensbury schools making nutrition fun | Education

Queensbury schools making nutrition fun | Education

QUEENSBURY – The Queensbury Union Free School District’s Department of Food Services has started a program to make learning about nutrition more enjoyable. A farm-to-school program is designed to make learning about nutrition and healthy eating more enjoyable for kindergarten through third grade. Students are taught about the five food groups through interactive activities designed … Read more

Canada’s pandemic recovery urgently needs a national school meal program

Canada’s pandemic recovery urgently needs a national school meal program

COVID-19 has once again revealed the critical importance of Canada catching up with the other G7 countries by developing and implementing a national school meal programme. School meal programs meet a variety of children’s critical needs. For example, Dr. Rosana Salvatierra, medical vice president for health now in Alberta, and former medical officer of health … Read more

Sneaky Sources of Added Sugar

Sneaky Sources of Added Sugar

There is a common misconception that sugar is only found in foods known to be sweet – sugary drinks, sweets, and candy. Yes, these are the obvious culprits. But what about the ketchup you dip your fries into, the sauce you sprinkle generously on your salad or the bread you use for sandwiches? None of … Read more

South Africa faces an obesity-related he…

South Africa faces an obesity-related he…

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) cause 71% of all deaths globally, says the World Health Organization (WHO), and 77% of these are in developing countries. Yet in South Africa, no one outside a relatively small group of very worried scientists, researchers and activists seems to be treating this fatal and far-reaching problem with the same urgency as … Read more

The role of nutrition in critical care patients

The role of nutrition in critical care patients

Ensuring that patients receive proper nutrition is essential to their recovery. According to Kara Burns, MS, MEd, LVT, VTS (Nutrition), VTS-H (Internal Medicine, Dentistry), inadequate nutrition of critical care patients further complicates the management of their underlying condition. This population requires daily nutrients to maintain optimal immune function, tissue synthesis, tissue repair, and proper drug … Read more