Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Today is Dietitians Day!

Once a year, a special day is dedicated to all dietitians across Canada. It celebrates dietitians as health care professionals, committed to using their specialized knowledge and skills in food and nutrition to improve the health of Canadians.
March 15, 2017 marks the eighth anniversary of Dietitians Day. It spotlights the profession and reminds us that dietitians are the smart choice for advice on proper eating, good nutrition and healthy living.
The Leduc Beaumont Devon Primary Care Network salutes our registered dietitians Sally, Ginette, Andrea and Lori and would like to recognize the outstanding work they and other registered dietitians do for their patients and the community.

Happy Dietitians Day!

Sally Ho
LBD PCN Registered Dietitian

Ginette Markham
LBD PCN Registered Dietitian

Andrea Shackel

LBD PCN Registered Dietitian

Lori Briggs
LBD PCN Manager, Chronic Disease
Registered Dietitian

Thursday, 2 March 2017

March Newsletter now available!

Our March 2017 newsletter is now available online.

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LBD PCN Newsletter March 2017

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

March is Nutrition Month!

Take the Fight Out of Food this #Nutrition Month

Do you ever get frustrated by food and nutrition? Maybe you can’t figure out why you feel bloated after eating certain foods, have family mealtimes that are mayhem or are unsure about which foods are best for a particular health condition. Dietitians call these “food fights” – they represent times when you struggle with yourself or others about what to eat.

Part of the dietitian’s job is to coach people to calm these food fights, so we were super excited that the Nutrition Month 2017 theme is “Take the Fight out of Food” – it’s exactly what we do every day!
Nutrition Month 2017’s campaign from Dietitians of Canada guides people through a three-step approach to improve their relationship with food, no matter what the struggle. Dietitians across the country will empower Canadians to:

1. Spot the problem. Identify or define the specific nutrition problem that needs to be solved, since it’s causing a fight with food.
2. Get the facts. Decide what needs to be done to solve the problem, using reliable and credible sources.
3. Seek support. Put the plan into action with support from family, friends, a dietitian and other members of the health care team.

Over the next month, our PCN Dietitians will post examples of these “food fights” and walk you through how to get the facts and seek support on our PCN health blog and social media accounts. We will also post recipes that have been tested and rated by our PCN staff!


You can take action right now by committing to Take the Fight out of Food at You can also find recipes, local nutrition month event listings and more.

Our PCN Registered Dietitians are here to help if you have a food fight too! Ask your family doctor for a referral to see one of our Dietitians or see our website for upcoming classes and workshops (no referral required): LBD PCN Classes and Workshops

LBD PCN Registered Dietitians:

Sally Ho

Ginette Markham

Andrea Shackel

Did you know that Dietitians of Canada has led Nutrition Month Campaign for more than 30 years? This post was adapted from materials found on the DC Nutrition Month website.