The Importance of Protein for an Aging Population
Protein is a vital nutrient that’s important for all age groups because it’s required by every cell in the human body. Since protein needs tend to increase as we get older, researchers are now paying special attention to the protein needs of the people over age 65. This is especially true for older adults who may be dealing with acute or chronic illnesses which causes excessive wear and tear on the body. While dealing with an illness, aging bodies process protein less efficiently and need more of it to maintain bone health, muscle mass and strength.Read More
Food Loss and Waste
Reducing our environmental impact and supporting our communities has always been part of Burnbrae Farms’ ongoing commitment to sustainability. That’s why reducing food waste is so vital to our work. The average Canadian household wastes more than $1,100 worth of food per year! And with the cost of groceries on the rise in Canada, it’s more important than ever to make changes. Food waste happens beyond the home too: at grocery stores, restaurants, farms and by food manufacturers. Today I’ll share some insights as to how Burnbrae Farms is reducing food waste at our farms and manufacturing facilities, and I’ll add some tips as to how you can help at home, too.
Protein at Every Meal – Including Snack time!
Protein at Every Meal – Including Snack time! As the president and CEO of Burnbrae Farms, I’m fortunate to have many dietitian colleagues who help me stay up-to-date with the latest nutrition research. And one important lesson I learned from dietitians is that getting enough protein in my meals and snacks is important for my health and longevity.
Burnbrae Farms Olympic Athlete Update
We would like to congratulate all our Canadian Olympians in a very successful Summer Olympics! We earned a historic 23 ...
Sponsored Athlete: Jenny Casson
Hi Burnbrae! Before I begin to talk about my personal experience at the Olympics, I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you. If you are Canadian, or support Canadian athletics in any way, it is your support that has led to the continued success of Canadian athletes in Tokyo. A record-breaking medal count for team Canada at Tokyo 2020! Can you believe it? Although I was unable to have the performance I was deeply excited to showcase, there are so many other incredible athletes who have!
Egg Farming and the Environment
Being part of the agricultural industry means I’m always learning something new. From farming technology to environmental practices to innovative food ideas, I like to stay on top of the industry’s news. One important area of interest for Burnbrae Farms is environmental sustainability, which affects everything from our farming practices to how we package our products.
Eggs 101: Answers to your top questions
What are the top questions that we get at Burnbrae Farms? That’s what I’m going to share with you today – since you’ve probably wondered about some of these things too! Read more to learn about white vs brown eggs, yolk colour, egg sizes, egg nutrition and hen housing.
Try Pesto Eggs – They are all the rage!
Fans of eggs already know that they taste great with so many different flavour combinations, from savoury to sweet. So it’s always fun when a new egg-based trend comes along to tantalize taste buds and mix things up in your egg routine. Enter pesto eggs.
Egg Myths – How Well Do You Know Eggs?
Brown eggs or white eggs? Hormone-free or antibiotic-free? Is it okay to start every day with eggs at breakfast? When it comes to eggs, we can all agree they are a great source of protein but unfortunately eggs are not immune to confusing myths. We frequently receive requests to address certain myths and have rounded up the most popular here.
Plant-Based Eating, and how animal foods fit
I’ve been an advocate for healthy, balanced diets for many years, and love learning about how our eating habits affect our health. My plate is always filled with a bounty of vegetables, some delicious whole grains, and a good source of protein. And, I’ve eaten this way long before it became the model of healthy eating on Canada’s Food Guide plate. The science behind Canada’s Food Guide includes studies that show how a healthy diet can help prevent chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some types of cancer. A balanced eating plan needs to include enough vitamins, minerals, protein and fibre to protect your health.
Canadian Rower Jenny Casson honours her Dad on Father’s Day
Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads, Pops, Fathers, Daddies and Papas out there! Coming from someone who has the best dad in the world (no bias), Father’s Day is the perfect occasion to spoil your dad for all the unconditional love and support he has given you! So make the most of the day and fill his heart with the love you share!
Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe
Bake up some goodness on June 12th! Each year, National Peanut Butter Cookie Day pays tribute to this family favourite. The day allows cookie lovers and peanut butter lovers to step away from the pies and cakes to indulge in a little cookie and peanut butter therapy. Fun Fact: the peanut butter we know and love today didn’t become commercially available until 1922 when Joseph Rosefield, a food businessman from Alameda California kept the peanut oil from separating from the solids through a homogenization process. Afterwards, he patented the process and sold it to a company that began making a peanut butter under the Peter Pan brand name.
World Migratory Bird Day 2021
We believe that partnerships and multi-stakeholder collaborations are the key to achieving a sustainable planet and Burnbrae Farms is very proud to be a sponsor of Nature Canada. Ted Cheskey, Nature’s Canada Naturalist Director has authored this blog post in honour of World Migratory Bird Day.