Upcoming webinar series on how to critically evaluate systematic reviews and meta-analyses

May 19, 2020 - The Canadian Nutrition Society is offering a free two-part webinar series in June, which will present an overview of systematic reviews and meta-analyses and provide attendees with the knowledge needed to read and critically evaluate a SRMA. The webinar series is presented by Laura Chiavaroli, PhD, and sponsored by the Canadian Sugar Institute.

Research Highlights Knowledge and Perceptions of Carbohydrates and Sugars Among Undergraduate Nutrition Students

April 30, 2020 - Findings from this study highlight the importance of the skills needed to scrutinize and critically evaluate nutrition information from various nonacademic sources and challenge personal beliefs, while identifying methods and opportunities throughout food science and nutrition curricula to help students bridge knowledge gaps.

New Resource: The Sweet Spot Challenge - A Compilation of Daily Menus Based on the 100 g Daily Value for Sugars

April 02, 2020 - Introducing a Daily Value for sugars will impact the way consumers understand food labels. That’s why we developed a booklet sharing a variety of one-day menu plans that highlight what this new 100 gram Daily Value for total sugars looks like for Canadians, who all have different eating habits. The goal of the Sweet Spot Challenge is to provide a sample of what 100 grams of sugars per day can look like as part of a 2,000 Calorie meal plan.

Research Calls for Better Health Professional Knowledge of Sugars Consumption and WHO Sugars Guidelines

March 09, 2020 - An article “Knowledge of Sugars Consumption and the WHO Sugars Guideline among Canadian Dietitians and Other Health Professionals” was recently published in the Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research.

New Infographic: Energy Balance is Key to Maintaining Body Weight

February 17, 2020 - The registered dietitians and nutrition researchers of the Canadian Sugar Institute Nutrition Information Service recognize that achieving a healthy lifestyle is truly a dynamic act of maintaining a well-balanced and varied diet, including daily movement and exercise, getting adequate sleep, and managing stress. Therefore, we are excited to share this new infographic to help you and your clients find your balance.

How to design an effective infographic to share nutrition and scientific information

December 06, 2019 - The dietitians and nutrition researchers at the Canadian Sugar Institute recognize that developing skills to create clear and effective infographics can be highly useful. So we have developed a two-part video series sharing our knowledge and experience on infographic development and design.

"The Sweet Spot" Workshop

October 03, 2019 - The dietitians at CSI invited Chef Claire Tansey to host a hands-on “Sweet Spot” workshop at the end of August 2019. Claire led a group of Toronto-area dietitians through a cooking demonstration to help them visualize a full day’s worth of meals containing 100 grams of total sugars. Participants paired up and got to work, each making one of a breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert from Claire’s recent cookbook “Uncomplicated”.

Carbohydrates and Physical Activity: Food – Fuel – Fun

June 03, 2019 - The registered dietitians and nutrition researchers of the Canadian Sugar Institute Nutrition Information Service are excited to share a new infographic, “Carbohydrates and Physical Activity”, which highlights the latest science and recommendations to keep hydrated and well fueled.

The Sweet Spot Challenge

March 01, 2019 - Introducing a Daily Value for sugars will impact the way consumers understand food labels. That’s why we’re looking to you to find out what this new 100 gram Daily Value for total sugars looks like for Canadians, who all have different eating habits. The goal of the Sweet Spot Challenge is to provide a sample of what 100 grams of sugars per day can look like as part of a 2,000 Calorie meal plan.

January 2019 Event Highlights and Nutrition Updates

February 13, 2019 - The dietitians and nutrition scientists at the Canadian Sugar Institute would like to share a number of updates from January 2019 that could be of interest to you.

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