Overcoming pandemic food stress with mindful choices — and big helping of joy

June 17th, 2020

Getting a variety of foods and colours on your plate is a good path to a healthy diet, says Edmonton dietitian Emily Mardell.

From flour and yeast shortages at the grocery store to concerns from the nation’s top doctor about the changing food and beverage habits of Canadians, there is ample evidence of how the pandemic is affecting our relationship with food.

“Food is not just macronutrients. It’s not just calories. Food is community, food is love, food is heritage, food is connection. Food is how we count our blessings and court lovers and all those sort of beautiful things,” said Emily Mardell.

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