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Cooking is a great way to discuss nutrition.

Round up the kids and have them partake in the creation of a quick and easy, protein-packed, vegan salad for lunch.

Webcast on May 1, 2020. The video is now online for those who missed it live.

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The current pandemic and the resulting restrictions have caused extensive disruption to our daily lives. These changes generate stress that can interfere with our sleep.

What are the consequences of this stress for our sleep patterns? Why is it important to take care of our sleep requirements in this time of crisis, especially for the most vulnerable? How can we maintain good sleep quality under these conditions? More info.


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A quick informal Google search shows that the most relevant sites to the question “How do people feel during the covid-19 pandemic?” relate to people’s mental health, with stress, anxiety and depression listed as common concerns. So how do we practice some healthy lifestyle habits to manage stress in the middle of a global pandemic? In this webinar, PERFORM Centre’s Christina Weiss and Théa Demmers share some strategies related to being active and eating well. More info.


National Health & Fitness Day is this Saturday!

2018-05-30

National Health & Fitness Day  

For Canadian National Health and Fitness day, on June 2, 2018, the PERFORM Centre will be hosting a few free activities for the general public. Drop-in and try the gym for free, access will be granted all day from 8AM to 6PM. 

There will be 2 free group exercises classes, Bootcamp and Zumba, taught by 2 of our pro trainers. Our detitian has also prepared a pre and post-workout smoothie recipe for you too enjoy.

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Giving students a first-hand look at research in the health sciences

2018-04-24

Montreal CEGEP and high school students visit PERFORM

In recent months graduating students from Montreal area CEGEPs and high schools have visited the PERFORM Centre to get hands-on experience in our labs and learn more about the sciences in a University setting.

Since it opened its doors in 2011, PERFORM has welcomed hundreds of students interested in pursuing their studies in the sciences. [more...]


Nutrition Month 2018 - The Potential to Bring Us Together: Why Share Meals with Others?

2018-03-29

Enjoy the benefits of bringing families and friends together with food.

Canadians are busy! In a recent Ipsos poll, 30 per cent of Canadians said it’s challenging to find time to eat meals with friends and family. But, it’s important to share meals, because it opens dialogue, connects people and helps us eat a more balanced diet. It’s an enriching experience for people of all ages to share meals -- from children to older adult. This Nutrition Month, dietitians want to remind you of the power of coming together for shared meals.

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Nutrition Month 2018 - The Potential to Heal: Dietitians are Here to Help

2018-03-22

Learn how food can promote healing and how dietitians work in health care teams to make a difference.

Dietitians believe in and understand the potential of food to enhance lives and improve health. Dietitians can help you select and prepare the foods you need to meet your nutrient needs. They use food to promote healing, and educate about how nutrition can help prevent or manage certain conditions, such as diabetes, celiac disease, swallowing problems (dysphagia), heart conditions, cancer and more. This Nutrition Month, dietitians want to remind you of the potential of food for healing.

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Nutrition Month 2018 - The Potential to Prevent: Build a Balanced Diet

2018-03-15

Understand how food can help prevent chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Lifestyle factors, including what we eat, can influence our health. A nutritious diet can help prevent illness and can lower the risk of developing chronic diseases. Dietitians can help you follow a healthy eating pattern that suits your individual needs and health goals. This Nutrition Month, dietitians want to remind you of the power of food for disease prevention.

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Nutrition Month 2018 - Figuring out the Diet Trap

2018-03-09

As part of this year's Nutrition Month, Sylvia Santosa, a Concordia Associate Professor in Exercise Science and a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Clinical Nutrition and a member researcher at the PERFORM Centre, was recently on CTV Montreal with Mutsumi Takahashi discussing issues that affect dieting.


Nutrition Month 2018 - The Potential to Discover: Five Tips for Cooking with Kids

2018-03-08

Foster healthy eating habits in children by teaching them to shop and cook.

Starting from a young age, inspiring children to shop, cook and prepare food can set them up for a lifetime of healthy eating. A great way to teach children about food is to let them shop and cook with you. Yet, a recent Ipsos survey found that 38 per cent of parents rarely or never let their child prepare a meal or snack – it’s a missed opportunity, but it can be easily fixed! This Nutrition Month, dietitians want to remind you of the power of discovering food with your children.

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Nutrition Month 2018 - A Conversation About Lifestyle and Weight

2018-03-07

As part of this year's Nutrition Month, PERFORM's new R. Howard Webster Foundation Scientist in Nutrition & Lifestyle, Tamara Cohen, was on CTV Montreal with Mutsumi Takahashi in a conversation about lifestyle changes and their effect on body weight.


Nutrition Month 2018 - The Potential to Fuel: Five Tips for Healthy Snacks

2018-03-01

Stay energized by planning nutritious snacks into your day.

Nutritious snacks, in the right portion sizes, can be part of a healthy eating plan. Almost half of all Canadians say that eating a balanced diet is challenging for them because they are so busy. They often skip meals, and close to 30 per cent of Canadians say they snack to stay fuelled in a busy day. This Nutrition Month, dietitians want to remind you of the power of snacking to stay fuelled all day long.

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