January 2017

Yumibox1_grande We started a food blog (YUMiTRITION) to counter some of the wild and inaccurate nutrition claims that permeate the internet. In 2015, we received an award from the SEEF that enabled us to develop and deliver a series of communication workshops to students in the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition. We brought in experts, such as food bloggers, to help students learn how to best share what they know, with the public (read more). Little did we know then that twelve months later we would launch YumiBOX, an e-commerce platform selling whole-grains and nifty recipes to dress them up, for individuals wishing to control blood sugar levels.


January 2017

PumCrisp We developed Pum’Crisps, an innovative, healthy snack from pulses and pomace, in our food product development course. The SEEF allowed us to purchase specialized ingredients and equipment to develop the product to its full potential before entering it in Pulse Canada’s Mission ImPULSEible competition held at CIFST Vancouver last spring.