All posts by Lisa Cianfrini, MSc, RD

Spice Up Your Life!

As the holidays, often full of indulgences, wrap up and you start the New Year with a new set of resolutions or goals, motivation runs high and many Canadians start […]

The Winter Blahs: Energize Properly!

We’ve all felt it – the winter blahs – often characterized by low motivation and low energy levels. Too many six a.m. skates, a lack of sunshine and poor nutrition […]

The Holiday Food Fight!

If your household resembles mine during the holiday season, there is an ongoing excess of food during the holiday season. Luckily, among the overabundance of candy canes, shortcake cookies, chocolates […]

What Fuels YOU?

What do all of these situations have in common? They all require energy to be performed, and just like a car gas fuel to perform; your body needs fuel to […]

What Fuels YOU?

What do all of these situations have in common? They all require energy to be performed, and just like a car gas fuel to perform; your body needs fuel to […]

Eating for the “off-season”

Need some nutrition tips while you’re in between seasons? Here’s a helpful overview with meal ideas, recipes and advice you can tailor to your summer plans. Check out Eating in the Off-season.

Quick Nutrition on the Go!

Nutrition for school, tryouts and the frenzied fall season. Lisa Cinafrini has quick, easy tips plus a bonus recipe!

To the kids: Delectable and easy to prepare treats for Mom!

Attention all skaters! Ask yourself: where would you be without Mom? Who would have brought you to your 6 AM practices? Or spent their holidays in a cold arena to cheer you on at your tournament? Sure, Dad can step up to the plate, but Mom is always there to make sure that you are well fed and well rested and have BOTH elbow pads in your bag.
May is the month of Mother’s Day, but our Moms definitely deserve more than just a day! Here are some easy and tasty ways to spoil Mom throughout the month of May.

Eat like an Olympian

Olympic athletes have access to not only the top trainers in sport, but also the top sports dietitians. Sport dietitians not only determine the optimal dietary intake for Olympians, but they also organize the provision of all food and fluids throughout the Olympics. Here are some lessons that can be borrowed from Olympians, both for general conditioning and event-day performance.