Working with a dietician, the Calgary Food Bank strives to meet Canada’s Food Guide as we must meet multiple dietary needs.
Common items found in hampers, such as tomato sauce, pasta, beans, tuna, canned/fresh vegetables + fruit, breads, oatmeal or cereals, nut butters, canned soups, eggs, and rice can all be used to create diabetic-friendly snacks and meals.
To mark this important month, we have invited Mikala Wilson, our resident nutrition expert, to blog for us. Mikala works as a Primary Care Dietitian with Mosaic Primary Care Network.
Mikala Wilson is a Primary Care Dietitian with Mosaic Primary Care Network (PCN) and a former volunteer with the Calgary Food Bank. In the spring of 2020, she volunteered in the food distribution area; a few months later, she was asked to help with Food Hamper Nutrition Analysis. THAT was a changing moment for her and for us.
January is often a time of year that we take a good look at the foods we are consuming but sometimes we need advice on healthy eating.