Feeding teens

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina MS, RD • The teen years can be a period of challenge, a little like the terrible twos, except now your … Read more

Veggie kabobs

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina MS, RD • Summer days often include gatherings with friends and family by the *barbecue, but if you are not a … Read more

Community digs

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina MS, RD, and Kayla Feenstra • Community gardening has seen a massive explosion in BC in the past five years. Some … Read more

Summer fare

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina Summer is a great time for picnics and outdoor meals. For many, it’s a time when dads get out their aprons … Read more

Eating right for kickboxing

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina In the past few years, kickboxing has increased in popularity among both men and women. People participate to lose weight, gain … Read more

Food allies

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina and Brenda Davis, RDs In the quest for blooming health and vitality, we have enemies and allies in the realm of … Read more

Portrait of Vesanto Melina

Have fun in the kitchen

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina • The kitchen has traditionally been the heart of the home, a powerful space to generate physical, mental, emotional and spiritual … Read more

Chocolate for healthy hearts

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina • What can be better than a sweet treat with health benefits? As it happens, our favourite February food, chocolate, has … Read more

Warm winter fare

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina   In creating recipes, it is my great pleasure to collaborate with expert chef Joseph Forest; the process allows me to … Read more