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Janine Bolton, R.D.

Calgary, Vancouver, Canada
I am a graduate from the University of Alberta's Nutritional Sciences program and completed a Dietetic Internship to become a Registered Dietitian. I created this blog because I am passionate about food, nutrition, health and writing. In my past life I worked as a personal trainer and... Full Bio
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Food for Thought Event! by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating If you're in the Calgary area, here's a must-not-miss event! I'll be there volunteering for LEAF  which is a Community Partner for the event. Food For Thoug ... Read on »
What not to eat: Peach cobbler by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Once in a while, I get the urge to bake some goodness, and this peach cobbler is all summer goodness. I found this recipe on allrecipes.com I had never made a cobb ... Read on »
Health washing: Nestle Pure Life water by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating After I wrote this post discussing the environmental detriments of bottled water, I didn't think I'd be writing another bottled water post anytime soon. Then, I saw a Nestle ... Read on »
Should parents of obese children lose temporary custody? by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating In perhaps the most controversial topic of the day - is childhood obesity a form of abuse? Should morbidly obese children, who are at risk for a myriad of serious but preven ... Read on »
Honey-Ginger Grilled Salmon Lettuce Wraps by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Wondering what's for dinner? Sometimes a look around your kitchen can provide inspiration. We had some wild salmon, vermicelli noodles, and fresh lettuce from the gar ... Read on »
Garden update: the survivors by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Here we are, the first week of June, and no veggies ready for harvest yet. It's still early, but this weather isn't helping move things along! Saturday of May long weekend w ... Read on »
Rainbows and pyramids: Should Canada adopt the food plate? Part one. by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The hot topic this week in the nutrition world is the release of the USDA's My Plate and has been met with as much skepticism and analysis as  last year's study that sug ... Read on »
Healthy tips for dining out by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Originally written and published for World Health Club magazine Everyone needs a night out once in a while, and while it might not seem like much, a ... Read on »
How to practice "Slow Food" by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating A while ago I wrote a post about “ Slow Food ”, an international non-profit organization "founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance ... Read on »
Composting: Turn trash into treasure by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Composting is a great way to manage organic waste because it reduces greenhouse gas emissions and turns the waste back into nutrient-rich compost, which can th ... Read on »
There She Sows! by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I was amazed how quickly the seeds started to sprout! There is something about seeing those little green tips pop out of the soil that makes you feel like summer is just aro ... Read on »
I'm in the mood for growing! by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Last year was my first real year attempting to grow my own vegetables. I started off with just a few select items, so it wouldn't be a total waste if nothing turned out. But ... Read on »
Breast cancer and soy: what you should know by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Soy has received mixed reviews in recent years, leading to confusion about it and potential health benefits or risks. The link between soy and breast cancer has be ... Read on »
Video: Eat Real. Eat Local by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating This video is worth sharing Although I was surprised to see the people behind the video is none other than Hellman's mayonnaise (not exactly a local or fresh f ... Read on »
Why You Should Count Calories by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating If you're worried about your weight, whether it be maintaining or losing, and you're not counting Calories, you're essentially riding a bike with no handle bars - meaning ... Read on »
Everyone's a nutrition expert by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I came across this video by Registered Dietitian, Andy Bellatti , and had to share. It's a humorous look at the issues consumers face everyday when trying to make healthy ch ... Read on »
Nutrition Imposter: Total Blueberry Pomegranate Cereal by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating We all know that processed foods, including cereals, can contain lots of preservatives and additives, including artificial flavours, but this may be the first time I've seen ... Read on »
Recipe: Chickpea Casserole by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Happy Meatless Monday! For a while now I'd been looking for a great chickpea recipe, other than our token chickpea curry and falafel that we make in this house, so I wa ... Read on »