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Smart & Healthy Meal Plans

Evidence-based.
Effective in primary, secondary and tertiary prevention.

Knowing what to eat day after day can be a hassle for your patients or even your employees. Everything is easier with customised, easy-to-prepare meal plans.

Trustworthy & Helpful

Based on the Mediterranean Diet

  • Varied, complete, and balanced weekly meal plans
  • Taking advantage of local, fresh seasonal produce
  • Approved by our team of dietitians

Fully Customisable

And more...

  • Grocery list with the right amounts so you won’t forget or waste anything
  • An Action Plan to save time in the kitchen

Description

Our "Healthy" Meal Plans have been created for primary and secondary prevention of chronic conditions. They facilitate the adoption of healthy eating habits for people who do not present with any illness in particular. They're based on the Mediterranean Diet.

Scientific Evidence / Therapeutic Effectiveness

"The PREDIMED study results demonstrate that a high-unsaturated fat and antioxidant-rich dietary pattern such as the Mediterranean Diet is a useful tool in the prevention of Cardiovascular Disease [and other chronic diseases]."American Society for Nutrition 2014.

Recommendations and References

Our "Healthy" Meal Plans fully comply with all recommendations from the following bodies:

  1. Health Canada's Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide, January 7th 2008
  2. USDA (USA), ChooseMyPlate.gov, June 2011

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Our "Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarian" Meal Plans are designed to allow anyone to follow a vegetarian diet without risk of nutritional deficiencies. They are based on the Mediterranean diet and tailored to exclude meat, fish, seafood, and poultry, while allowing the consumption of dairy products and eggs.

Recommendations and References

Our "Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarian" Meal Plans fully comply with all recommendations from the following bodies:

  1. Dietitians of Canada. Eating Guidelines for Lacto-Ovo Vegetarians, September 1st 2010
  2. Vegetarian Resource Group (USA), Vegetarianism in a Nutshell, accessed on April 7th 2013
  3. Mayo Clinic (USA). Vegetarian diet: How to get the best nutrition, July 2012
  4. Vegetarian Society (UK), Going Veggie, 2011
  5. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (American Dietetic Association) (USA) : Vegetarian Diets, July 2009
  6. INPES, Guide alimentaire pour tous, Je suis végétarien, p.94 (in French)
  7. Health Canada's Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide, January 7th 2008

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Our "Pescetarian" Meal Plans are designed to enable interested persons to embrace vegetarianism without the risk of nutritional deficiencies. They are based on the Mediterranean diet tailored to exclude all meat and poultry, while allowing the consumption of fish, seafood, eggs and dairy products.

Recommendations and References

Our "Pescetarian" Meal Plans fully comply with all recommendations from the following bodies:

  1. Health Canada's Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide, January 7th 2008
  2. Health Canada, Dietary Reference Intakes Tables, accessed on April 2nd 2013
  3. USDA (USA),ChooseMyPlate, June 2011
  4. Dietitians of Canada, Healthy Eating, accessed on May 1st 2013
  5. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (American Dietetic Association) (USA), Food & Nutrition Topics, accessed on May 1st 2013
  6. INPES (France), Guide alimentaire pour tous, accessed on April 2nd 2013 (in French)
  7. Programme National Nutrition Santé (PNNS) (Belgium), Mon Plan Nutrition, accessed on April 2nd 2013 (in French)
  8. Programme National Nutrition Santé (PNNS) (Belgium), Guide général pour tous, accessed on April 2nd 2013 (in French)
  9. Société Suisse de Nutrition (SSN), Équilibre alimentaire, accessed on April 2nd 2013 (in French)

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Our "semi-vegetarian" Meal Plans are designed to enable interested persons to conquer vegetarianism. They are based on the Mediterranean diet and then adjusted to exclude red meat. White meat is not excluded, but is present in small quantities. Fish, seafood, eggs and dairy products are not excluded either. Several vegetarian meals are offered each week.

Recommendations and References

Our "Semi-Vegetarian" Meal Plans fully comply with all recommendations from the following bodies:

  1. Health Canada's Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide, January 7th 2008
  2. Health Canada, Dietary Reference Intakes Tables, accessed on April 2nd 2013
  3. USDA (USA), ChooseMyPlate, June 2011
  4. Dietitians of Canada, Healthy Eating, accessed on May 1st 2013
  5. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (American Dietetic Association) (USA), Food & Nutrition Topics, accessed on May 1st 2013
  6. INPES (France), Guide alimentaire pour tous, accessed on April 2nd 2013 (in French)
  7. Programme National Nutrition Santé (PNNS) (Belgium), Mon Plan Nutrition, accessed on April 2nd 2013 (in French)
  8. Programme National Nutrition Santé (PNNS) (Belgium), Guide général pour tous, accessed on April 2nd 2013 (in French)
  9. Société Suisse de Nutrition (SSN), Équilibre alimentaire, accessed on April 2nd 2013 (in French)

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Our "Weight Loss" Meal Plans are designed to allow for gradual weight loss that is safe and sustainable, through the adoption of healthy eating habits and learning to control portion size. They are based on the Mediterranean diet and contain enough protein and fiber to be satiating while controlling daily caloric intake. They are available for different calorie levels.

Scientific Evidence / Therapeutic Effectiveness

"Meta-analyses of RCTs found that Mediterranean diets with energy restrictions are either as effective or more effective in achieving weight loss than other dietary interventions (low carbohydrate and low fat diets with or without energy restrictions) among overweight or obese adults when followed for at least six months. Thus, the Mediterranean diet can be considered by overweight or obese individuals interested in weight loss, if the eating plan is compatible with their health status, dietary preference and budget." PEN Nutrition, 2015 – GRADE of Evidence B

Recommendations and References

Our "Weight Loss" Meal Plans fully comply with all recommendations from the following bodies:

  1. Dietitians of Canada. Weight Management, accessed on August 2011
  2. American Dietetic Association (USA). Position of the American Dietetic Association: Weight Management, 2009
  3. Health Canada’s Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide, January 7th 2008

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Our menus "Pregnancy" Meal Plans are designed to meet the nutritional needs of pregnant women, during all three trimestres, including an increasing calorie level. They are based on the Mediterranean diet tailored to exclude or limit any unsuitable foods and include specifically recommended foods. They are also structured to prevent and help manage gestational diabetes.

Recommendations and References

Our "Pregnancy" Meal Plans fully comply with all recommendations from the following bodies:

  1. The Sensible Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy , PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY OF CANADA, September 2008.
  2. Prenatal Nutrition Guidelines for Health Professionals - Background on Canada's Food Guide , HEALTH CANADA, January 2010.
  3. Nutrients of Special Concern for a Healthy Pregnancy: Folate , HEALTH CANADA, April 2008.
  4. Canadian Gestational Weight Gain Recommendations , HEALTH CANADA, January 2010.
  5. Weight Gain During Pregnancy: Reexamining the Guidelines , INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE, May 2009.
  6. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services / Office on Women's Health

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Description

Our "Breastfeeding" Meal Plans are designed to ensure optimal nutrition during breastfeeding for both mother and baby. They are based on the Mediterranean diet tailored to exclude or limit any unsuitable foods and include specifically recommended foods.

Recommendations and References

Our "Breastfeeding" Meal Plans fully comply with all recommendations from the following bodies:

  1. Health Canada, Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide, Guidelines specific to Breastfeeding Female , 2007
  2. Institut national de santé publique - Québec, From Tiny Tot to Toddler: a practical guide for parents from pregnancy to age two , March 2011
  3. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Daily Food Plans for Pregnancy & Breastfeeding , February 2011
  4. EXTENSO (in French), Quoi manger quand on allaite?, January 2010
  5. NaitreEtGrandir.com (in French), L'alimentation pendant l'allaitement , March 2011

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Description

Our "Menopause" Meal Plans are designed to help alleviate the discomforts and symptoms and reduce the risk of osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. They are based on the Mediterranean diet and adapted according to the applicable specific recommendations. In addition, they are available for different calorie levels to facilitate weight control.

Scientific Evidence / Therapeutic Effectiveness

"To maintain good heart health, all [menopausal] women should be advised to adopt the dietary and lifestyle strategies recommended for the general population."PEN Nutrition, 2009 – GRADE of Evidence B

Recommendations and References

Our "Menopause" Meal Plans fully comply with all recommendations from the following bodies:

  1. Ostéoporose Canada, Nutrition, 2011
  2. Health Canada’s Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide, 2011

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Description

Our "Gluten-Free" Meal Plans are designed to allow people diagnosed with Celiac Disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, to safely follow a gluten-free diet that is healthy and balanced and without the risk of nutritional deficiencies. They are based on the Mediterranean diet tailored to exclude all foods and products containing gluten.

Scientific Evidence / Therapeutic Effectiveness

"Lifelong gluten-free diet (GFD) is the only effective treatment to alleviate the symptoms, normalize antibodies and the intestinal mucosa in patients with CD. "New England Journal of Medecine, 2007

Recommendations and References

Our "Gluten-Free" Meal Plans fully comply with all recommendations from the following bodies:

  1. Canadian Gastrointestinal Society, Celiac Disease, accessed on May 22nd 2012
  2. Canadian Celiac Association, The GF Diet, accessed on December 14th 2012
  3. Canadien Digestive Health Foundation (CDHF), Celiac Disease, accessed on November 29th, 2012
  4. World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO), Global Guidelines: Celiac disease, April 2012, p.17-20
  5. Mayo Clinic, Gluten-free diet: What's allowed, what's not, December 20th, 2011
  6. Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec (OPDQ), La maladie cœliaque, Manuel de nutrition clinique, reviewed in 2009 (in French)
  7. Extenso, Department of Nutrition, University of Montreal, L'intolérance au gluten, November 28th, 2012 (in French)
  8. Fondation québécoise de la maladie coeliaque, Livret des ingrédients permis et à éviter, 2010 (in French)
  9. Association Française des Intolérants Au Gluten (AFDIAG), Produits généraux autorisés/interdits dans un régime sans gluten, accessed on November 1st, 2012 (in French)
  10. Health Canada's Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide, January 7th 2008

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Description

Our "Low FODMAP" Meal Plans are designed to enable people with a diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), to identify which fermentable carbohydrates are responsible for their symptoms (bloating, gas, diarrhea or constipation, etc.) and at what dose, via a structured and proven method. This is done over a period of several months. The menus are based on the Mediterranean diet tailored to limit the different FODMAPs in short of tolerable thresholds.

Scientific Evidence / Therapeutic Effectiveness

"Data from several short-term controlled clinical trials suggests that a low FODMAP diet can reduce gastrointestinal symptoms (i.e. abdominal pain, bloating, excessive flatus), compared to no dietary intervention in up to 75% of individuals with IBS."PEN Nutrition, 2015 – GRADE of Evidence B

Recommendations and References

Our "Low FODMAP" Meal Plans fully comply with all recommendations from the following bodies:

  1. Chey, W. D., Kurlander, J., & Eswaran, S. (2015). Irritable Bowel Syndrome – A Clinical Review. Journal of the American Medical Association, 313(9), 949.
  2. Gibson, P. R. and Shepherd, S. J. (2010), Evidence-based dietary management of functional gastrointestinal symptoms: The FODMAP approach. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 25: 252–258. retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1440-1746.2009.06149.x/full
  3. Monash University. (2015). The Monash University Low FODMAP Diet (Version 1.4) [Mobile application software]. Retrieved from http://itunes.apple.com
  4. Shepherd, S. & Gibson, P. (2013). The Complete Low-FODMAP Diet. Australia : The Experiment.
  5. PEN Nutrition, Gastrointestinal System-Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Key Practice Points, consulté le 13 mars 2015 (en anglais)
  6. Santé Canada, Bien manger avec le Guide alimentaire canadien, mars 2015 

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Description

Our "Diverticulitis and Diverticulosis" Meal Plans help, firstly, to prevent inflammation and diverticulitis in people with diverticulosis and, secondly, to promote the treatment of diverticulitis. The structured and proven method allows the patient to benefit from the appropriate diet for his individual situation. For example, following hospitalization with a liquid diet, the patient will follow the restricted fiber meal plan for 3 weeks, and add transition meal plans to gradually increase dietary fiber in 3 weeks. Then the patient will follow a maintainance meal plan rich in fiber, which minimizes the risk of recurrence. All these meal plans are based on the Mediterranean diet tailored to the daily intake of dietary fiber as explained here.

Scientific Evidence / Therapeutic Effectiveness

"Data from a large prospective cohort study suggests a benefit of a high fibre diet (particularly cellulose fibre) on decreasing the risk of developing diverticular disease. […] A diet that meets the adequate intake (AI) for fibre, with particular emphasis on vegetable and fruit sources may be beneficial in preventing diverticula from forming and does not produce adverse effects on existing symptoms of diverticular disease."PEN Nutrition, 2009 – GRADE of Evidence C.

Recommendations and References

Our "Diverticulitis and Diverticulosis" Meal Plans fully comply with all recommendations from the following bodies:

  1. Canadian Society of Intestinal Research, Diverticular Disease, accessed on August 10th, 2011
  2. Canadian Digestive Health Foundation, Diverticular Disease, accessed on September 19th, 2011
  3. Dieticians of Canada and HealthLink BC, Eating Guidelines for Diverticular Disease, October 2009
  4. UCSF Nutrition Counseling Center (USA), Diverticular Disease and Diet , February 2011
  5. Mayo Clinic (USA), Diverticulitis diet, July 2009
  6. Health Canada's Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide , January 7th 2008

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Description

Our "GERD" Meal Plans are designed to allow the relief of discomfort associated with gastroesophageal reflux. They are based on the Mediterranean diet tailored to exclude or limit, as appropriate, irritating foods that promote acidity. Also available in lower calorie version to promote weight loss when necessary.

Scientific Evidence / Therapeutic Effectiveness

"Many guidelines for the treatment of mild gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) recommend an initial trial of lifestyle modification combined with over-the-counter medications, […]. Although there are limited studies done in individuals with GERD to demonstrate the effectiveness of lifestyle recommendations on GERD symptoms, these strategies may have additional health benefits in addition to any improvement in GERD."PEN Nutrition, 2008 – GRADE of Evidence C

Recommendations and References

Our "GERD" Meal Plans fully comply with all recommendations from the following bodies:

  1. Canadian Digestive Health Foundation. GERD , accessed on August 18th, 2011
  2. International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders. Treatment of GERD , February 7th, 2010
  3. National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (USA). Heartburn, Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER), and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) , May 2007
  4. Mayo Clinic (USA). Heartburn: Lifestyle and home remedies , May 21st, 2011
  5. Société Nationale Française de Gastroentérologie. Oesophage: Reflux gastro-oesophagien , September 1999 (in French)
  6. Health Canada's Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide , January 7th 2008

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Description

Our "IBD" Meal Plans are designed to prolong the periods of remission through a balanced and varied diet. They are based on the Mediterranean diet tailored to offer smaller meals and snacks to aid digestion and reduce discomfort. They encourage the diversification of diet (variety) while meeting the patient's needs.

Recommendations and References

Our "IBD" Meal Plans fully comply with all recommendations from the following bodies:

  1. PEN Nutrition, Gastrointestinal System – Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Key Practice Points, accessed september 2015
  2. Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada, Food for Thought, accessed september 2015
  3. Santé Canada, Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide, accessed september 2015

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Our "Constipation" Meal Plans are designed to promote intestinal transit and relieve constipation. They are based on the Mediterranean diet and adapted to gradually increase fiber intake, to reduce discomfort.

Scientific Evidence / Therapeutic Effectiveness

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Our "Constipation" Meal Plans fully comply with all recommendations from the following bodies:

  1. Canadian Society of Intestinal Research, Constipation and Diet, accessed on August 1st, 2012
  2. Canadian Digestive Health Foundation, Living with Constipation, accessed on August 1st, 2012
  3. American Dietetic Association (USA), Nutrition Therapy for Constipation, accessed on August 1st, 2012
  4. Health Canada's Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide, January 7th 2008

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Our "Diabetes" Meal Plans are designed to help control blood sugar, blood pressure, and blood lipid levels and to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. They are based on the Mediterranean diet tailored to ensure even distribution of carbohydrates between meals of the day. In addition, they are low in saturated fat and added sugars. Various calorie levels available.

Scientific Evidence / Therapeutic Effectiveness

Individuals who have pre-diabetes or diabetes should receive individualized nutrition therapy; […] Clinical trials/outcome studies have reported decreases in HbA1c (A1C) of […] and 1–2% in type 2 diabetes. […] Meta-analysis and expert committees also support a role for lifestyle modification in treating hypertension."Diabetes Care, 2008.

"Adults and adolescents with diabetes who use a web-based care management tool, in addition to standard care, may exhibit significantly better glucose control compared to individuals participating in standard self-management diabetes education." – PEN Nutrition, 2016 – GRADE of Evidence B

"Adults and older adolescents with diabetes who use a web-based care management tool, in addition to standard care, display better health-related quality of life characteristics compared to individuals only participating in standard self-management diabetes education." – PEN Nutrition, 2013 – GRADE of Evidence C

Recommendations and References

Our "Diabetes" Meal Plans fully comply with all recommendations from the following bodies:

  1. Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA), 2008 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Canada, 2008
  2. American Diabetes Association (USA), What Can I Eat, accessed on August 19th, 2011
  3. Diabetes Quebec, Eating well, accessed on August 19th, 2011
  4. Diabetes Quebec and Santé et Services sociaux Québec, Meal Planning for People with Diabetes , 2011
  5. Société Suisse de Nutrition (SSN), Le traitement du diabète de type 2 , Fall 2008 (in French)
  6. Health Canada's Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide , January 7th 2008

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Our "Prediabetes" Meal Plans are designed to help control blood sugar levels and achieve and maintain a healthy weight. They are based on the Mediterranean diet tailored to ensure even distribution of carbohydrates between meals of the day. In addition, they are low in saturated fat and added sugars. Various calorie levels available. They are very similar to the "Diabetes" Meal Plans, but have a greater tolerance on the nutritional targets.

Scientific Evidence / Therapeutic Effectiveness

"In patients with prediabetes, the rate of progression to diabetes within 3 years can be decreased by approximately 58% with lifestyle modifications. These include weight loss through exercise (30 minutes or more of moderate physical activity on most, preferably all, days of the week) and dietary modifications. "American Academy of Family Physicians Journal, 2015

Recommendations and References

Our "Prediabetes" Meal Plans fully comply with all recommendations from the following bodies:

  1. American Diabetes Association (USA). Prediabetes FAQs, accessed on October 25th, 2011
  2. Diabetes Quebec. Le prédiabète, reviewed in December 2009 (in French)
  3. Nutrium, Clinique de nutrition de l'Université de Montréal (Canada). Intolérance au glucose: Comment adopter un bon régime de vie? , accessed on October 22th, 2011 (in French)
  4. Extenso (Canada). Diabétique sans le savoir?, August 4th, 2009 (in French)
  5. International Diabetes Federation. Fact sheet: Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT), accessed on October 22th, 2011
  6. Health Canada. Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide , January 2008

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Our "Hypoglycemia" Meal Plans are designed to help control blood sugar in people with reactive hypoglycemia (postprandial). They are based on the Mediterranean diet and consist of 3 meals and 3 snacks per day for optimal glycemic control.

Scientific Evidence / Therapeutic Effectiveness

"Limited dietary intervention trials have been conducted in individuals with reactive hypoglycemia. [The] interventions [that slow glucose absorption and reduced insulin response] consist of:

  • consuming frequent small meals
  • limiting or avoiding high glycemic index (GI) foods
  • including soluble fibres
  • limiting mixed alcoholic beverages."

PEN Nutrition, 2015 – GRADE of Evidence C

Recommendations and References

Our "Hypoglycemia" Meal Plans fully comply with all recommendations from the following bodies:

  1. Mayo clinic (USA). Reactive hypoglycemia: What can I do? , October 2nd, 2010
  2. Hypoglycemia Support Foundation (USA). The Do's and Don'ts of Hypoglycemia – An Everyday Guide to Low Blood Sugar, accessed on August 22th, 2011
  3. Association des Hypoglycémiques du Québec. Les solutions, accessed on August 22nd, 2011 (in French)
  4. Health Canada's Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide , January 7th, 2008

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Our "Heart Healthy" Meal Plans are designed to help reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. They are based on the Mediterranean diet and also meet the criteria of the DASH diet.

Scientific Evidence / Therapeutic Effectiveness

"Analyses of intermediate markers of cardiovascular risk demonstrated beneficial effects of the Mediterranean Diets (MeDiet) on blood pressure, lipid profiles, lipoprotein particles, inflammation, oxidative stress, and carotid atherosclerosis, as well as on the expression of proatherogenic genes involved in vascular events and thrombosis. […] The PREDIMED study results demonstrate that a high-unsaturated fat and antioxidant-rich dietary pattern such as the MeDiet is a useful tool in the prevention of CVD."American Society for Nutrition 2014.

Recommendations and References

Our "Heart Healthy" Meal Plans fully comply with all recommendations from the following bodies:

  1. Heart & Stroke Foundation (Canada). Healthy Eating , accessed in December 2010
  2. Hypertension Canada. Recommendations 2011 , accessed in December 2010
  3. American Heart Association. Nutrition center , accessed in December 2010
  4. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Your Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure With DASH , National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, originally printed 1998, revised April 2006
  5. Extenso (Canada). L'hypertension et la diète DASH , 24 novembre 2008 (in French)
  6. Health Canada's Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide , January 7th, 2008

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Our "Rheumatoid Arthritis" Meal Plans are designed to help reduce pain and inflammation and strengthen the immune system via a healthy diet. They are based on the Mediterranean diet tailored to meet the specific needs of vitamins and minerals.

Scientific Evidence / Therapeutic Effectiveness

"A Mediterranean diet may improve some symptoms in individuals with rheumatoid arthritis (RA); […] The Mediterranean diet may have beneficial effects on cardiovascular risk factors, which are prevalent in individuals with RA. Individuals with RA could therefore be encouraged to follow a Mediterranean dietary pattern. "PEN Nutrition, 2012 – GRADE of Evidence C

Recommendations and References

Our "Rheumatoid Arthritis" Meal Plans fully comply with all recommendations from the following bodies:

  1. The Arthritis Society (Canada), Nutrition & Arthritis , September 2008
  2. Arthritis Foundation (USA), High Cooking Temperature and Inflammation , Arthritistoday.org, accessed on March 27th, 2011
  3. Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center (USA), Nutrition & Rheumatoid Arthritis , accessed on March 27th, 2011
  4. Health Canada's Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide , January 7th 2008

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Our "Chronic inflammation" Meal Plans are designed to relieve the inflammation of chronic diseases. They are based on the Mediterranean diet and adapted, firstly, to exclude gluten, dairy and maize and, secondly, to avoid the high temperature cooking of animal protein, according to studies Dr. Jean Seignalet, MD. The meal plans ensure no nutritional deficiencies, despite the exclusion of the aforementioned foods.

Scientific Evidence / Therapeutic Effectiveness

Although the evidence may not be available for the Scientific Evidence / Therapeutic Effectiveness of this diet for chronic inflammatory diseases, several clinical observations as well as self-reported data indicate that it may alleviate symptoms associated with this disease in some individuals.

Recommendations and References

Our "Chronic Inflammation" Meal Plans fully comply with all recommendations from the following bodies:

  1. Jacqueline Lagacé Ph.D., Comment j'ai vaincu la douleur et l'inflammation chronique par l'alimentation(literally How I turned off the pain with an anti-inflammatory diet). Available shortly in English.
  2. Jean Seignalet, L'Alimentation ou la troisième médecine, Édition du rocher, réédité en 2012 (In French)
  3. Health Canada, Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide, January 7th, 2008
  4. ANSES (France), Les apports nutritionnels conseillés, 25 février 2013 (In French)

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Our "Bone Healthy" Meal Plans are designed for the prevention and control of osteoporosis. They are based on the Mediterranean diet tailored to slow bone loss by ensuring adequate intake of specifically recommended foods and limiting unsuitable foods.

Scientific Evidence / Therapeutic Effectiveness

"[While] Diet alone is not sufficient treatment for osteoporosis and medical treatment is essential for optimal prognosis. […] Individuals should consume a diet as per Healthy Eating Guidelines [to prevent osteoporosis].' – PEN Nutrition, 2011.

"Postmenopausal women with and without osteoporotic fracture should meet 1200 mg/day of calcium and 800 IU-2000 IU /day of vitamin D; however, diet (including supplements) is not sufficient treatment for osteoporosis and there is a range of medications to be considered. Natural calcium-rich foods are the preferred source of calcium since these foods provide a variety of necessary nutrients that are not present in calcium supplements."" PEN Nutrition, 2014 – GRADE of Evidence A

Recommendations and References

Our "Bone Healthy" Meal Plans fully comply with all recommendations from the following bodies:

  1. Osteoporosis Canada. Nutrition, accessed on September 7th, 2011
  2. International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF). Nutrition , accessed on September 7th, 2011
  3. Health Canada's Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide , January 7th 2008

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Our "Endurance Sports" Meal Plans are designed to maximize the muscle and liver glycogen stores to help endurance athletes to improve their performance.

Scientific Evidence / Therapeutic Effectiveness

"In research studies, intakes of carbohydrate (CHO) in the range of 8-11 g/kg/day for one to three days before competition have been shown to increase muscle glycogen concentrations among athletes more than intakes below this level (such as 2-6 g/kg/day). [This] is beneficial when exercise is prolonged (longer than 90 minutes)."PEN Nutrition, 2016 – GRADE of Evidence A & B

Recommendations and References

Our "Endurance Sports" Meal Plans fully comply with all recommendations from the following bodies:

  1. Burke, L.M., Hawley, J.A., Wong, S.H., Jeukendrup, A.E. (2011) Carbohydrates for training and competition. J Sports Sci, 29 Suppl 1:S17-27

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Allergies, Intolerances, and Preferences

All of the above Meal Plans are customisable according to your allergies, intolerances, and food preferences.
Here are the pre-defined possibilities*:

Food Exclusions

  • Bovine protein
  • Corn
  • Dairy products
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Gluten
  • Lactose
  • Legumes
  • Mustard
  • Nuts
  • Peanuts
  • Pork
  • Seafood
  • Sesame
  • Soy
  • Red Meat

Low FODMAP

  • Low fructans
  • Low fructose in excess of glucose
  • Low galacto-oligosaccharides
  • Low lactose
  • Low mannitol
  • Low sorbitol

* You may also specify individual foods to exclude. Plus, all of the Meal Plans can be adapted for children.


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Why do so many people choose SOSCuisine?

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Unique Technology

SOSCuisine has developed a system to make decisions based on your nutritional needs in order to generate a personalised Meal Plan for YOU.

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A Specialised Team

All our Meal Plans are verified by our team of registered dietitians, under the direction of our head dietitian, Danielle Lamontagne.

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A Nutritional Reference

Many organisations and health professionals use our services to complete their treatment regimens and help their patients achieve better health.

SOSCuisine is recommended by:

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Gastrointestinal society
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of these Meal Plans?

All of our Meal Plans are based on the Mediterranean Diet, which has been proven to be one of the best ways to eat. The Meal Plans are then adapted to each situation according to specific recommendations. They maximise the use of natural (unprocessed or mostly unprocessed) ingredients and are renewed every week in order to make the most of seasonal produce and flyer specials for a healthy diet without breaking the bank.

How can these Meal Plans help me improve my health?

For every type of Meal Plan (Diabetes, Pregnancy, Vegetarian, etc.), our nutrition team utilises official organisations, known experts, as well as their own expertise as criteria for recommendations in order to validate and approve the Meal Plans we offer.

Why not just recipes?

Nutritional recommendations are for daily and weekly intakes. That's why it is essential to take into account an entire day or week, and not just one recipe at a time.

Can I rely on the Meal Plans?

All of the nutritional content of the website and the Meal Plans are revised and approved by our nutrition team, under the direction of our head Registered Dietitian.

IMPORTANT: The information provided on this website does not replace a medical consultation and is not intended for self diagnosis. We recommend that you seek the advice of your doctor or healthcare professional before undertaking a change to your diet or lifestyle. See Terms & Conditions.