Dietitians MonthTake the Fight out of Food! Spot the problem. Get the facts. Seek support.

Once a year, a special day is dedicated to celebrating Dietitians across Canada. For 2017, ‘Dietitians Day’ is on March 15th.

The Dietitians’ Nutrition Month public campaign is dedicated to supporting Canadians to stop their struggles with food. The slogan for the 2017 campaign is Take the fight out of food! Spot the problem. Get the facts. Seek support. Every year Dietitians choose a campaign theme based on input from their members and consumers. The goal of the 2017 campaign is to provide information and guidance to make it a little easier for Canadians to end their fight with food.

Dietitians in communities and workplaces across the country will host events during March. You can learn about events by accessing the Canada Activity Map. We encourage community leaders and other health professionals to get connected with your local dietitian and plan events too.  Learn how a Registered Dietitian can help you with your weight struggles at

Also, enjoy one of the many healthy recipes on Cookspiration, the recipe app from Canada’s Registered Dietitians. Try this Spicy Avocado Hummus tonight!

Serves 6-8

16-oz can chickpeas (no added salt), drained and rinsed

2 ripe avocados, peeled, pitted, cut into eighths

Juice of 2 limes

¼ c tahini

¼ c extra virgin olive oil

3 cloves garlic, peeled (more or less to taste)

1 jalapeno, stem and seeds removed (optional)

¼ medium red onion

5-10 dashes hot sauce (Tabasco or Frank’s Red Hot)

1-1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (to taste)

1-1/2 tsp cumin

Pinch cayenne pepper (to taste)

Pinch salt and fresh pepper

Blend all ingredients but avocado and red onion in a food processor until well combined but still chunky. Add avocado and red onion and pulse until it becomes a chunky puree (you may have to scrape the sides a few times).  Transfer hummus to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.   Serve with grilled 100% whole grain pitas (cut into 1/8ths) or tortilla chips.