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Fitness & Nutrition

Columns by the registered dietitians at the Specialty Food Shop

The Fitness and Nutrition column is written by the registered dietitians at the Specialty Food Shop. Dietitians are your expert source for nutrition information. They must have an undergraduate degree in food and nutrition and complete a one-year internship and exam to be qualified to practice in Canada. The Specialty Food Shop, owned and operated by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), provides people of all ages with products, services, and reliable nutrition information to help maintain health.


ABCs of food allergies

Whether you're a food allergy expert or new to the scene, it is important to know the ABCs of eating safely and nutritiously while avoiding allergy-causing food.

Food preparation: It can be a family affair!

Involving children with meal planning encourages them to develop good eating habits - and makes mealtimes fun

Omega-3 fats

The health benefits of Omega-3 and easy ways to get more in your diet

Living well with food allergies

Practical advice about food allergies and how to safely cope with them

The importance of a healthy breakfast

Breakfast makes you more efficient throughout the day.

The strange case of oral allergy syndrome (OAS)

Oral Allergy Syndrome is an allergic reaction that happens in the mouth to people who have a pollen or food allergy.

Healthy eating and physical activity before and during pregnancy

Stay active and eating right before getting pregnant and during your pregnancy can have a positive impact on you and your baby