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Top 11 Biggest Lies of Mainstream Nutrition

11 Biggest Lies of Mainstream Nutrition.pdf-1Nowadays we hear it so many times: You shouldn’t eat this or that, it’s bad for you. We are at this point where we feel like we can’t eat anything and simply enjoy food. Here are a few of the myths we hear a lot about nutrition. 

WISE Philosophy talk on Kids & Food featured in Canadian Jewish News magazine!

ClareEmotional eating often begins in childhood and can have life-long consequences. Learn what you can do to set your kids up for success by reading Elaine Cohen’s coverage in The Canadian Jewish magazine of Clare’s recent presentation at the Cote St Luc Library on how to help your kids have a healthy relationship with food.  If your group or organization is interested in having Clare present on this or related topics, let us know. 

Spécial du Jour Blog

Spécial du Jour English.pdf-1WISE invites you to check out Spécial du Jour blog, a weekly meal delivery/pick-up service located in the Mile-End that offers families wholesome, balanced and delicious meals. 

The Truth About Home Cooking by Mark Bittman

The Truth About Home Cooking.pdf-1Best-selling food writer Mark Bittman wants you to stay in and eat at home because it’s good for you, it’s good for your family – and it’s far easier than you think. If rediscovering simple and delicious home cooking is on your mind, be sure to read this great article on how to get started.

Joe Schwarcz: Gluten-free diets and the mythologies surrounding them

Gluten-free diets.pdf-1Nowadays, everybody’s attracted by the new gluten-free "diet". Either you are allergic, or intolerant, or nothing at all, it’s seems like there is always a good reason to include it in your lifestyle. Some people, though, take it to the extreme...

Eating Less is Only Diet that Works

January and its New Year’s resolutions for weight loss are just around the corner. So as most of you prepare for your New Year’s diets, I should probably warn you that diets don’t work.

The Top 10 Dumb Eating Mistakes that All Smart Parents Make

Although well-meaning, when we are forced to eat beyond our appetite, we lose touch with when we feel hungry or full. We begin to unlearn our innate feelings of satiety because we are frequently being told to eat beyond our limits. When we as parents are so insistent, our children become resistant, which creates tension around food and mealtime...

What is Normal Eating?

“Normal eating is being able to eat when you are hungry and continue eating until you are satisfied. It is being able to choose food you like and eat it and truly get enough of it --- not just stop eating because you think you should...

Are You Thinking with Your Diet Head?

Being successful at achieving and maintaining a healthy weight means moving to a focus on well- being from an obsession with weight loss. This is only possible if you stop thinking with your Diet Head and let go of damaging thoughts and actions...

All You Need to Know About Nutrition in 30 Seconds

Despite the way it may appear in the media, 95% of credible nutritional experts agree on 95% of the details: food choices should be as nutrient dense as possible (the most bang for your calorie buck) and based on a food plan that emphasizes fruit and vegetables, whole grains, lean meats and healthy oils (such as the Mediterranean Diet)...