Simply Cook and Enjoy!


Dietitians of Canada stir up 'Cookspiration' in the kitchen for Nutrition Month 2014

TORONTO, Feb. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - This March, Dietitians of Canada is encouraging Canadians to 'Simply Cook and Enjoy!' in celebration of Nutrition Month 2014.  According to an Ipsos Reid poll conducted for Dietitians of Canada, 43 per cent of Canadians say they do not cook balanced meals for themselves or their family on a regular basis. In an effort to bring Canadians back into the kitchen, this year's Nutrition Month will serve up practical advice, tools and suggestions from registered dietitians to make it easier for Canadians to cook at home.

"Research shows that families have healthier diets when they cook and eat at home," says Gina Sunderland, a Registered Dietitian and Dietitians of Canada Nutrition Month spokesperson from Winnipeg. However, according to key reports on the subject, "many feel they don't have the time or the skills. As dietitians we want to show and inspire Canadians how to overcome these barriers. A healthy home-cooked meal can be simple, quick and delicious."

Throughout the month of March, dietitians will be setting Canadians up to cook by sharing their food and nutrition expertise. They will be serving up tips on a number of subjects, including, how to make budget friendly healthy food in a hurry. Some of the "make it easy" secrets include:

  • Make a no-fuss meal with just six main ingredients!
  • A guide to owning the tools of the trade; six simple tools for every home cook.

Dietitians of Canada is also dishing up inspiration to get Canadians cooking with the new free iPhone and iPad app - Cookspiration. For more information visit to download the app or to find all of the details and recipes. With Cookspiration you can:

  • Get unique ideas of what to make any day or time of the week.
  • Access a wide array of recipes with photos.
  • Find out the nutritional details of the recipes you choose.

For more details on tips to 'Simply Cook and Enjoy!' and more information about Nutrition Month 2014, visit

About Dietitians of Canada

Dietitians of Canada is the national professional association for dietitians, representing close to 6,000 members at the local, provincial and national level. As the voice of the profession, Dietitians of Canada strives for excellence in advancing health through food and nutrition.

About Nutrition Month Sponsors

Dietitians of Canada acknowledges its partners who help bring Nutrition Month 2014 to Canadians: Canadian Lentils, Dairy Farmers of Canada, Danone Canada and Loblaw Companies Limited.

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