5 Books Written by Calgary Dietitians

by Lindsey McGregor
Books Written by Calgary Dietitians

Dietitians in Calgary are talented, with books and cookbooks on many great topics, like pediatrics, heart health, emotional eating, insulin resistance, and mindful eating. Here is a rundown of some books published recently.

1. Jennifer House R.D. – The Parents’ guide to baby-led weaning

Jennifer offers you expert advice on everything you need to know to practice baby-led weaning safely and confidently: why you might want to use this method when to start, what nutrients your baby needs, how to prevent choking, how to deal with allergies and what to feed vegetarian babies. Plus, she answers many real-life questions parents often have when starting baby-led weaning and provides 125 delicious family-friendly recipes. – Jennifer House, R.D., owner of First Step Nutrition her practice specializes in pediatrics, baby-led weaning, picky eating, and meal planning.

2. Cheryl Strachen R.D. – 30 minute heart healthy cookbook

Food is a critical driver of heart health, and this cookbook helps you take the wheel. The 30-Minute Heart Healthy Cookbook is full of simple, satisfying meals you can make for yourself and your family in 30 minutes or less. You don’t have to sacrifice enjoyment to eat a low-sodium diet―the recipes in this heart-healthy cookbook are full of flavour to keep you (and your heart) happy.  Cheryl Strachan, R.D., is a Calgary Based Dietitian specializing in cardiac nutrition and wellness. More information can be found about her practice, Sweet Spot Nutrition.

3. Wendy Shah R.D. –Is this stomach, mouth or heart hunger?

This delightful, illustrated story follo hnique introduced in the story. The appendix includes suggested responses for the three kinds of ‘hunger’. These tips and additionally free, downloadable activity sheets and handouts can be used to help children develop a positive and healthy relationship with food. Wendy Shah, R.D., is a Calgary-based Dietitian. ‘She is co-founder of Craving Change, a program that helps people change their thinking habits to change their eating habits. Find her book at – www.cravingchange.ca/4kids.

4. Marlee Coldwell R.D. – Insulin Resistance Diet for Beginners: The Complete Guide to Reverse Insulin Resistance & Manage Weight

For those newly diagnosed with insulin resistance, it can feel challenging to navigate diet and lifestyle changes. But it doesn’t have to be difficult! This book is designed to be easy and practical, with most recipes only using 5 ingredients or less! So you can manage your insulin resistance and live your life in a way that you ACTUALLY enjoy! Marlee Coldwell is a Calgary-based Dietitian. Further information about Marlee Coldwell, R.D., and  Ignite Nutrition Inc. can be found by visiting www.ignitenutrition.ca 

5. Vincci Tsui R.D. – The Mindful Eating Workbook.

The Mindful Eating Workbook offers actionable, mindfulness-based strategies and exercises to adopt a mindful eating practice and nurture a healthy relationship with food. Vincci Tsui R.D. is a Calgary-based Dietitian, specializing in Intuitive Eating, Mindful Eating, and Health at Every Size. More information can be found about her practice at https://vinccitsui.com/.