BCAHL Blog


Movers and Shakers: How Active Transportation Champions Can Change a Community

May 27, 2019 On May 16th, BCAHL hosted an engaging webinar on active transportation. We heard from three unique perspectives and projects happening in our province. (more…)

My Mindful Eating Challenge during #ScreenFreeWeek

April 25, 2019 I recently had the exciting opportunity of hearing a presentation by one of the leading creators behind the new Canada’s Food Guide.   The Canada’s Food Guide has undergone vital changes since its last revision in 2007. One of which is the emphasis on how we eat.  In fact, during the presentation, Dr. Hasan Hutchinson commented that how we eat can be just as important as what we eat. And...Read More >

Help us create the way for a healthier future: an update on Bill S-228

March 28, 2019 Children see 25 million food and beverage ads per year and over 90% are for foods high in salt, sugar and saturated fat. (more…)

#NutritionMonth, #foodliteracy and the #earlyyears

March 18, 2019 March is #NutritionMonth and to celebrate Dietitians of Canada have produced five colourful, useful and fun fact sheets about unlocking the potential of food. (more…)

The good, the bad, and the way to better: a look at the Provincial Health Officer’s Report

March 13, 2019 On January 25th, 2019, Dr. Bonnie Henry, BC’s provincial health officer (PHO), released the report, Taking the Pulse of the Population: an update on the Health of British Columbians.   (more…)

#PinkShirtDay2019: a time to reflect on how we treat those living in poverty

February 28, 2019 On #PinkShirtDay2019, BCAHL’s Op-Ed piece on Basic Income was published in the Vancouver Sun.  It’s fitting that it was printed on a day dedicated to kindness and awareness around the stigmatization of bullying as those who live in poverty face many levels of stigmatization – from institutional to individual. (more…)

#NNSW2019

January 24, 2019 It’s National Non-Smoking Week and as Canadians we have a lot to celebrate.  In the past 50 years smoking rates have gone down significantly. (more…)

The True Cost of Healthy Eating

January 15, 2019 Making healthy food choices can be challenging in today’s food landscape with packed schedules, long commutes and the prevalence and convenience of fast foods luring us into bad decisions on empty stomachs.  (more…)

All the Right Moves: Physical Activity Across the Life Span

December 12, 2018 On December 4th, BCAHL hosted a webinar about physical activity across the life span, highlighting how important it is to be active at every age because how we move affects our health, independence and overall well-being. (more…)

Hey Gushers, Leave our Kids Alone!

November 28, 2018 Previously I wrote about how my son went on a vegetable-eating strike a few months’ shy of his second birthday.  Today at 4 years old, he has not picked up a veggie OR put down his picket sign. (more…)