Bon Appétit at HealthAchieve


Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.


There’s a reason food, healthcare, wellness and our environment are so closely linked. This year’s HealthAchieve, the top healthcare convention in Ontario, digs into this tasty subject with a special session:

Bon Appétit – Sustainable Food in the Health Care Environment

Monday, November 6th, 2017
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Room 717AB, MTCC, South Building

I have the honour of facilitating this session and am extremely keen to hear from our panelists. This interactive session looks at food from four perspectives (or four courses):

  • Climate Change Resiliency
  • Does Your Food Have a Drug Problem?: Antibiotics Stewardship
  • Project SOIL: Gardens as Health Care at Ontario Institutions
    • Irena Knezevic of Carleton University
  • You Are What You Eat: Food as Medicine, Culture, and Health

So yes, expect lots and lots of food for thought. Stay tuned for next week’s story where we share what we learned. Better yet, see you at HealthAchieve!


The solution is right there at bottom of our legs

DanR-Blog2Everybody knows that walking is good for the body and the mind, and that it’s a great way to connect with the natural and human ecosystem in which we live. This is pretty intuitive, right? Walking makes us feel good. But as I discovered while working on my recently released book, Born to Walk: The Transformative Power of a Pedestrian Act, Continue reading

Activate Your Commute at UHN

Danielle won a bike during Clean Air Commute. What can you win during Activate Your Commute?

Danielle won a bike during Clean Air Commute. What can you win during Activate Your Commute?

Unless you sleep under your desk, chances are you had to get to work somehow. Lots of people spend lots of time getting from home to work and back again. Some of these same people complain that they don’t have enough time to go for a run or get to the gym. Let’s put these 2 ideas together and come up with 1 magical idea…active commuting. This is a great way to shift from gas-power to rhymes-with-gas-and-starts-with-A-power. There are many ways to do it….bike, walk, run or pogo-stick, take your pick. Continue reading