Andy DeSantis RD MPH

Andy DeSantis RD MPH


Andy is a Toronto-based private practice dietitian and nutrition writer/blogger. He also holds a master’s degree in public health nutrition from the University of Toronto. If you are interested in learning more about Andy and his services, or you’d like to read more of this nutrition content, you can do so at

Articles By This Author

Store Produce Properly to Prevent Produce Zombies
Halloween is right around the corner, and while Zombie trick-or-treaters may be spooky,  they pale in comparison to zombie ( or rotten) produce in your fridge. Just like you’d want to avoid a real zombie at all costs, you want to avoid produce zombies at all costs too. Don’t worry though, here at we have you covered with our Produce Zombie Survival Guide, which is just our fun way of saying that we have a guide that teaches you everything you need to know in order to properly store your produce. (more…)
- October 18, 2017

The Benefits Of A Locally Sourced Feast This Thanksgiving
Today’s article is all about promoting a “local” Thanksgiving Day feast. Since we're in Ontario, this article will speak exclusively to foods grown here. However, this is something that can be applied to local produce nationwide. The premise of a local Thanksgiving is that the majority of food and ingredients you purchase to feed your guests should be grown in Ontario. (more…)
- October 4, 2017

9 Foods To Cut Back On To Avoid Weight Gain This Fall
We all know the popular daylight savings time expression Spring Forward, Fall Back but that’s rarely how it plays out on the scale when it comes to our weight. With the fall season in full swing the days are as short and cold as they’ve been for some time. This usually means that energy expenditure and activity levels of many of my clients drop, which leaves more time at home for snacking. The increase in consumption and decrease in activity often end up being a double whammy. (more…)
- September 25, 2017

The Pros and Cons of Basement Lowering
If you are looking at growing the amount of livable space in your home, the basement is a great place to start. But what happens if you have an older home with an unwelcoming, unfinished basement with low hanging ceilings? That is where basement lowering, also known as underpinning, comes in to play. Basement lowering is a very big job that requires additional input & analysis from engineers/architects and can result in big changes to the amount of living space in your home, but does it make sense for you? (more…)
- September 18, 2017

Healthy Slow Cooker Meals
With Fall right around the corner and the kids back in school, it's time to start embracing the cooler and busier days to come. Everyone knows that time is in tight supply for busy families, but the least I can do today is help you save a little bit of time and trouble when it comes to meal preparation. Does coming home to a healthy already prepared meal sound too good to be true? It doesn't have to. (more…)
- September 13, 2017

4 Reasons Why You Should Update Your HVAC During A Renovation
Do you have a home renovation project scheduled for the near future?  One of the big mistakes that first time homeowners make is not properly weighing the benefits of updating their HVAC while the rest of the work is getting done. In order to help you to understand why this is such an important consideration, spoke with Adam Saunders of Martino HVAC, a GTA industry leader, to learn the four main reasons why updating your HVAC during a home renovation is a smart move. (more…)
- September 11, 2017

How smart appliances will change how you manage your home
The world is in the process of undergoing a smart technology revolution, and it starts in your very own home. The rise in popularity of smart home appliances in the last decade has been fueled by the simple fact that we all lead incredibly busy lives and, as a result, there is so much value in any product that can make our lives easier by saving us time and trouble. That is precisely what smart home appliances can do for you. (more…)
- September 7, 2017

The 5 Signs Of An Unqualified Contractor
Having work done on your home, regardless of the size of the project, is a big deal. There is a significant commitment of time, trust and money that is required when bringing in a contractor, especially if it is your first time doing so. You have probably heard horror stories from your friends about jobs that were finished poorly, or not finished at all, and hearing harrowing tales like that is enough to make any homeowner apprehensive. (more…)
- September 5, 2017

What To Look For In A Pressure Washer
If you haven’t had the pleasure of using one yet, you should know that pressure washers simplify even the most challenging outdoor cleaning projects. They save you time, and water while also giving you professional cleaning results at a fraction of the cost of hiring a pro. With fall (unfortunately) around the corner, GTA residents may be turning their minds towards season-end clean up endeavours, making now the ideal time to take consider investing in a pressure washer. (more…)
- August 15, 2017