Food Insecurity in Canada

Food Insecurity is the inadequate or insecure access to food due to financial constraints. How does it impact us?Food insecurity can cause difficulty managing chronic health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and mood disorders. It can also cause malnutrition (excess or deficiency of nutrients in diet), poor mental health and obesity. Who does it affect?Continue reading “Food Insecurity in Canada”

Food Privilege

Simply put, “food privilege” is the ability to choose between a variety of food options, that people without privilege may not have. Food privilege can appear in different ways. Here are a few forms: Ability to afford nutritious food Ability to afford “organic” or “free range” produce Ability to choose between different diets Access to groceryContinue reading “Food Privilege”

Noura Sheikhalzoor

MSc, RD My name is Noura Sheikhalzoor. I’m originally Syrian born and raised in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. I graduated from the dietetics program from the United Arab Emirates University. I then immigrated to Canada with my family. I have always been interested in cultures (including foods, beliefs, celebrations, and more). I then studied atContinue reading “Noura Sheikhalzoor”

Historically Black Colleges and Universities

with accredited nutrition programs What is an HBCU?Historically Black colleges and universities were post secondary education institutions that were established prior to 1964, whose principal mission was the education of Black students in a safe, inclusive space. There are 101 HBCUs in America. So which are accredited? Alabama:Alabama A & M University: Bachelor of ScienceContinue reading “Historically Black Colleges and Universities”