Who’s Who? Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist

Dietitian. Nutritionist. Aren’t they the same? Sometimes they may be, but sometimes no. Are they both important cogs in the wheel that is the healthcare system? Absolutely. I see a lot of confusing information online about these two roles and I want to clarify the difference between them so that if you are seeking services,…

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Reducing Stress at Meal Times: Misconceptions and Tips for Parents

Thanks to the kindness of Blaire at the Parenting Series, which runs many online events where parenting experts share their best tips + tricks, I was able to attend a recent webinar done by Ahuva Magder Hershkop, RD (Registered Dietitian) on picky eating in children. I learned a few things from her talk that I…

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Breaking Down the WHO Breastfeeding Thread

A recent Twitter thread by the World Health Organization (WHO) has sparked quite a bit of discussion online. This series of postings is not the first time that the WHO has made statements promoting breastfeeding as the “best” (which if you’ve read my previous blog post, you know is not a statement I like or…

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I’m FED Up: Stop Judging How Others Feed Their Baby

Breastfeeding vs. formula feeding. This seems to be an endless and ongoing debate on the internet among moms. Every time it seems to die down, it starts up again. It is like a revolving door in how-other-people-feed-their-baby-is-none-of-your-business purgatory. *Disclaimer: This blog is intended for informational purposes only. The information on this blog should not be used…

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Introducing Solids – A Brief FAQ

I recently heard the term “open gut” or “virgin gut“. This is how a baby’s stomach is described before 4-6 months of age. It means that the spaces in the small intestine are larger, and allow for the passage of bigger molecules (macromolecules) into your baby’s blood. This can be good, but there are risks…

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