About Author: Abby Langer

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  • A recent newspaper article brought to light the fact that some teachers in an area near Toronto are taking kids' snacks away or not allowing kids to eat them if they're

    Teachers Have No Right To Police My Children’s Diet At School

    A recent newspaper article brought to light the fact that some teachers in an area near Toronto are taking kids' snacks away or not allowing kids to eat them if they're "unhealthy." Parents are furious, and they've got every right to be. When a teache...

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  • Greek yogurt is one of my kitchen staples. My husband actually makes fun of me because he sees me eat it every day, and he hears me recommend it to clients, in interviews, and to him, all the time. But Greek yogurt has a lot more going for it than just...

    5 Ways To Love Greek Yogurt Now

    Greek yogurt is one of my kitchen staples. My husband actually makes fun of me because he sees me eat it every day, and he hears me recommend it to clients, in interviews, and to him, all the time. But Greek yogurt has a lot more going for it than just...

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  • It's linked to ovarian cancer. It's only for baby cows. We aren't meant to digest cow's milk. It's linked to bone loss.

It's pretty easy to find anti-dairy sentiment on the internet, and recently I was asked by a colleague if I 'believe' in dairy.

    Should You Be Avoiding Milk Products?

    It's linked to ovarian cancer. It's only for baby cows. We aren't meant to digest cow's milk. It's linked to bone loss. It's pretty easy to find anti-dairy sentiment on the internet, and recently I was asked by a colleague if I 'believe' in dairy. "Li...

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  • I know, I know, you want to lose weight. Like, now. No, like, yesterday. So you're going to try that trendy new diet that your friends are on. It shouldn't be too hard, right? 

Lots of diets sound like they're based on scientific fact, but what happen...

    Dietitians Debunk Some Crazy Popular Diets

    I know, I know, you want to lose weight. Like, now. No, like, yesterday. So you're going to try that trendy new diet that your friends are on. It shouldn't be too hard, right? Lots of diets sound like they're based on scientific fact, but what happen...

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  • Food prices are out of control!

Most of us have noticed crazy $7 cauliflower and the overall shift upwards of our grocery bills. And it's not likely to change over this year -- The University of Guelph's Food Institute estimates that most of us will s...

    Here’s How You Can Lower Your Grocery Bill

    Food prices are out of control! Most of us have noticed crazy $7 cauliflower and the overall shift upwards of our grocery bills. And it's not likely to change over this year -- The University of Guelph's Food Institute estimates that most of us will s...

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  • Happy New Year! I hope your 2016 is full of joy, fun, and just as importantly, great food!

During the entirety of 2015, I was putting together my list of Foods You Should Eat in 2016. I tried a lot of duds -- maple water and cashew yogurt, I'm talking...

    16 Foods You Should Eat In 2016

    Happy New Year! I hope your 2016 is full of joy, fun, and just as importantly, great food! During the entirety of 2015, I was putting together my list of Foods You Should Eat in 2016. I tried a lot of duds -- maple water and cashew yogurt, I'm talking...

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  • By now, you've probably heard about the latest GMO product that will be coming to a store near you (in about two years)... salmon. The FDA has just approved the sale of this salmon as food, so what do you need to know about it?

My gut reaction to the ...

    What You Need To Know About GMO Salmon

    By now, you've probably heard about the latest GMO product that will be coming to a store near you (in about two years)... salmon. The FDA has just approved the sale of this salmon as food, so what do you need to know about it? My gut reaction to the ...

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  • The World Health Organization has just declared that asbestos, tobacco, your bacon cheeseburger, and that ham sandwich you're about to eat are all going to kill you, for sure. And that steak you're going to eat for dinner? That is probably going to end...

    Is That Hot Dog Going To Kill You? Dietitian Responds To WHO Report

    The World Health Organization has just declared that asbestos, tobacco, your bacon cheeseburger, and that ham sandwich you're about to eat are all going to kill you, for sure. And that steak you're going to eat for dinner? That is probably going to end...

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  • A small town in PEI is encouraging parents to give fitness passes to a local community centre to trick or treaters, instead of candy.  The Directory of Community Services wants to

    Why I’m Against Giving Fitness Passes Instead of Candy on Halloween

    A small town in PEI is encouraging parents to give fitness passes to a local community centre to trick or treaters, instead of candy. The Directory of Community Services wants to "change the mindset to try and encourage a little less consumption of su...

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  • Last week, a self-proclaimed

    A Dietitian’s Response to Nicole Arbour’s ‘Dear Fat People’

    Last week, a self-proclaimed "comedian" from Canada posted a video rant to YouTube titled "Dear Fat People." I had the dubious pleasure of seeing it in its entirety, and it was really really hard to watch -- not only because of the sheer cruelty spewi...

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  • Last month I published a blog on why I don't think people need to quit sugar completely.

I got a lot of positive feedback on the post, but I also got a fair amount of rude BS thrown my way because somehow, my personal and professional view of sugar re...

    Why I Won’t Back Down to My Online Bullies

    Last month I published a blog on why I don't think people need to quit sugar completely. I got a lot of positive feedback on the post, but I also got a fair amount of rude BS thrown my way because somehow, my personal and professional view of sugar re...

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  • I know it's a surprising title, especially from a dietitian, right when quitting sugar is the trendiest thing to do these days. But I think I have a pretty good argument for why you should keep some of the sweet stuff around. 

I don't want to get angr...

    Four Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Quit Sugar

    I know it's a surprising title, especially from a dietitian, right when quitting sugar is the trendiest thing to do these days. But I think I have a pretty good argument for why you should keep some of the sweet stuff around. I don't want to get angr...

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