LIFEfest will identify the most important issues in the huge category of nutrition, assemble the information under one roof, and help you make intelligent decisions on issues including healthful eating, meal planning, food preparation, informed shopping, child and adult obesity, organic foods, vegetarianism, food supplements, bottled water, and a host of others. On the ever-present topic of dieting, our panel of experts will examine the most famous diets, evaluate them, and recommend what might be right for you.
hosts the live, interactive nightly show Christine Cushing Live. Connecting viewers from across the country with inspirational recipes and guest chefs, Cushing shares recipes that celebrate Canada’s rich food culture and explores the latest food trends. Cushing’s first series, Dish It Out, aired on Life Network for three seasons. She has written two cookbooks and returns as the spokesperson for the 2004 Milk Calendar.
Michael Smith is the tallest man in the Food Network Canada kitchen, a chef and cookbook author who
hits the road in the culinary adventure series as host of Chef At Large. In each episode, Smith tackles unique cooking challenges, going behind the scenes in a variety of unconventional kitchens. Before hitting the road with Chef At Large, Smith hosted three seasons of The Inn Chef on Life Network. In May
2002, a documentary profiling Smith titled Saturday Night won best national television special honours at the 2002 James Beard Awards.
Barbie Casselman has taught more than 6,000 people how to eat right, lose weight and feel great during
the past 24 years. A Toronto-based nutritionist, Casselman teaches nutrition as a “lifestyle” pursuit — no fads, no gimmicks, no hype. She also consults to leading health clubs, corporations, restaurants, the media and the medical profession. Casselman helped Loblaws develop and market the President’s Choice “Too Good To Be True” line of foods; wrote Good-For-You Cooking: A Healthy Eating Guide and co-wrote Eat Right For Life: Prostate Cancer Nutrition & You. For several years, she also wrote and hosted Nutrition Tips for CBC-TV’s Morning News and Newsworld.
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