We’re excited to offer new webinars and half-day courses for past course graduates as well as new participants! Contact us to be put on our mailing list for these educational events, and let us know if there are specific nutrition topics of interest to you. Remember that we also offer in-house Lunch and Learn seminars, corporate wellness workshops and team building events. Read our course testimonials.
What a great day we had at our 8th annual Nutrition for NON-NutritionistsTM course in Toronto! Our highly interactive sessions combined the fundamentals and the latest trends in nutrition marketing, regulatory affairs, strategy and communications. The course was highly rated as excellent or very good. For those who missed the course this year, one of the top questions was: “What is a healthy food?”
Q: What is a healthy food?”
A: In Canada, there is no regulated definition of a healthy food or beverage. Foods that contain high amounts of nutrients while providing reasonable amount of energy (calories) are usually considered “healthy foods”. On the other hand, foods that are high in calories, fat and added sugars and low in fibre and essential nutrients would be considered “unhealthy foods”.
You can create healthier foods by making the calories count and by increasing nutritional values. Boost fibre, vitamins/minerals, healthy fats and protein, and lower the fat, salt and added sugars. Look to healthful ingredients such as vegetables, fruit, whole grains, lower fat dairy, and lean meat, fish or meat alternatives to help improve the nutritional profile of recipes without compromising taste. For more information healthy food innovations, nutrition labelling and nutrient content claims please contact us.