Food and Nutrition
Canadian beef takes centre stage at international event
Calgary, Alta. - (June 30, 2011) -- The Beef Information Centre (BIC) recently took part in SIAL (Salon International de l'Alimentation), one of North America's premier food industry trade events. The show was held for the first time ever in Toronto, Ontario and hosted over 12,000 delegates from 63 countries world wide.
Greening Your Summer Smoothie
This summer take your smoothie to the next level by making a conscious effort to count the environmental footprint your creamy, icy cool beverage carries.
Get grilling with beef this summer!
The summer is finally getting started -- the sun is coming out and Canadians are firing up their barbecues!
The Beef Information Centre (BIC) is helping Canadians make the most of their summer grilling season -- with recipes, information and cooking tips as well as offers from some great barbecue partners.
Research shows lean beef important for healthy muscle
(June 14, 2011) Calgary, AB -- A recent study found that with a single meal of four ounces of lean beef, which provides about one ounce of lean protein, there was a resulting 50 per cent increase in building lean muscle tissue in both older and younger adults.
BIC partners with McDonald’s Canada to promote the quality of Canadian beef
May 16, 2011 (Calgary, AB) -- The Beef Information Centre (BIC) recently partnered with McDonald's Canada in their efforts to promote the quality of their beef burgers.
"We are proud partners with McDonald's Canada," says Judy Nelson, BIC committee chair and cow-calf producer from Lundbreck, AB. "They are major supporters of the Canadian beef industry and we appreciate the opportunity to work with them to promote the quality of their beef offerings."
Nutrition Month gets beefed up
(March 10, 2011) -- Beef Information Centre (BIC) and Dietitians of Canada (DC) have collaborated for the upcoming national Nutrition Month campaign with some impressive results.
Work a plan for safety in confined spaces
Canadian Agricultural Safety Week, March 13 – 19, 2011
by Theresa Whalen
CFA Farm Safety Consultant (652 words)
Brunch Recipe: Quick and Easy Egg & Pepper Cups
To simplify your brunch menu, Canadian chef Amy Snider Whitson suggests delicious pepper cups, cooked evenly and quickly using Inverter technology available in Panasonic microwaves. By replacing high-fat pastry with colourful peppers, this quiche-style recipe is as nutritious as it is eye-catching. Serve the peppers with glazed peameal bacon, fresh fruit and warm, whole-grain breads, for an easy, elegant brunch.
Hey Canada - Are you Grain Deprived?
According to recent Canada Bread Survey, only 10% of Canadians get enough grain products in our diet. The worst part? Most of us think we’re getting too much. Canada’s Food Guide recommends eating six to eight servings of grains – such as bread, rice and oats – for a healthy diet; and that at least half be whole grains
Healthy meals made easy: 5 reasons to fall in love with fish
Look no further than fish for proof that nutrition can go hand-in-hand with taste and convenience. Fish is a tasty and convenient way to serve up nutritious meals that align with Canada’s Food Guide recommendations.
In addition to being rich in healthy omega-3 fatty acids, fish and seafood provide a number of important nutritional benefits. Health Canada recommends eating at least two servings of fish or seafood each week. Unfortunately, not even half of Canadian adults do, with children consuming even less.