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January 29, 2016



Recently there has been a widespread listeria outbreak caused by contaminated salad greens from a Dole processing plant in Springfield, Ohio (who else is surprised that our salad is coming all the way from Ohio?!?!). Details are here:


The contam...

January 6, 2016

I don't think anyone would deny that sharing yummy food and festive drinks with friends and family is part of the fun of the holidays. And no one can deny that MANY of us gain a few pounds over the holidays. The GOOD news is that the average holiday weight-gain (which...

January 2, 2016


Happy New Year!!! I hope everyone found some time over the hectic holiday season to take care of themselves a little bit! Santa brought me a FitBit fitness tracker, which totally motivated me to get out for a good long walk most days and burn off some of the holiday g...

December 16, 2015


If you're like most of us, the New Year feels like a fresh start and for many that means recommitting to our health and fitness goals. This year, why not take the leap and do something that will REALLY help you achieve your goals? Instead of buying into the latest, gr...

November 27, 2015


Next week I am going to be at The Hub in lovely Mahone Bay giving a free talk (open to anyone!) about how to eat well even when you are SURE you are too busy to think about healthy eating. The thing is, healthy eating doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming a...

October 31, 2015



By now you’ve likely heard that on Monday the World Health Organization announced their decision to classify processed meat as a definite cause of cancer and red meat as a probable cause of cancer. The full article was published in the British medical journal, The La...

October 15, 2015




I wanted to let you all know that I have an exciting new offering up on the website today! Well…exciting to me, anyway…and maybe you, too! I am now offering a 10 week group weight loss program. This program is fun, educational and most definitely NOT a diet. Over 1...

September 28, 2015

I am excited to announce that, as of the beginning of October, I will be seeing clients at my new office on Pelham Street in Lunenburg. I’ll be sharing a lovely space with GP and Psychotherapist, Dr. Gretta Taylor. If you’d like to make an appointment, send me an email...

July 30, 2015

I'm excited to be hosting a workshop for Etsy Maker Cities next week! As part of this pilot program to support creative entrepreneurs, Etsy and local partners will be offering free and low-cost programming at locations throughout Halifax. 

I'll be offering a seminar on...

July 30, 2015

The nutritional landscape is changing rapidly right now. It seems there are new studies being released almost daily that are turning what we thought we knew about healthy eating on its head. For years we've been told to eat a low fat diet, avoid saturated fats, don't e...

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Shannon Sponagle, BA, RHN
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