Healthy lunch box ideas

Even for the most organized family getting the daily routine of making our lunches can sometimes seem monotonous and boring, day in, day out. Here are some tips to get creative with those lunch box ideas and make packing lunch fun for kids! What can parents do? Healthy eating begins at home, so it is

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Spring clean your routine

As the evenings get longer, it’s time to dust off those walking shoes, tune-up that bike and get outdoors to enjoy the fresh air. Take the dog out for an evening stroll, rake the winter debris off your lawn or prune your perennials. Encourage your children to get outside with you to get the recommended

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Starting healthy habits for life: 2-5 years

Preschool is an exciting time when kids are curious and love to try new things. This is the perfect time to start your child eating a variety of nutritious foods. Variety will help them get the nutrients they need and provide a source of pleasure as they discover new tastes and textures. Tips and Basics

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Quick tips for cooking @ home

Prepare more meals from scratch with good-for-you ingredients. Healthy eating doesn’t have to be complicated; nutritious convenience foods, such as frozen fruit, ready-to-go salads and pre-chopped vegetables, offer simple shortcuts. Cooking from scratch allows you to control exactly what and how much of an ingredient you include in your family meals. Tips for Cooking @ Home: If

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Learning to love grocery shopping

When it comes to grocery shopping, many of us view it as a rather dreary chore. What with reading labels, checking prices and comparing products, supermarkets can be an overwhelming place for those trying to stick to the plan! You can learn to love (or least not loath) grocery shopping by remembering to not shop on

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Best Food Forward: Plan Shop Cook Enjoy!

Welcome to March! It’s Nutrition Month, brought to you by the Dietitians of Canada, of which I am proud to be a member. Did you know that: Two thirds (63 per cent) of Canadians struggle with making healthier food choices in the grocery store at least half the time they shop While many Canadians write grocery lists (67

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How to get your kid to eat more fruits and vegetables

How much is enough fruits and veggies for my child? How can I get more fruits and veggies in my child’s diet? These are among the most common questions I get asked from moms. Most often I’ll encourage moms to try different fruits and veggies at every meal with their kids and try them in

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Setting a good example when eating out with the family

Enjoying the many new and delicious restaurants around town is something my family enjoys doing on a regular basis. Sometimes it can seem overwhelming to look at the many different options on pages and pages of menus at these restaurants. Small changes and requests to the menu items can help curb those extra calories we

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Breakfast from around the world

Have you ever wondered what people in other parts of the world eat for breakfast? Seeing all of the coverage this morning of the meteor that passed over Russia as they were on their way to work, it made me wonder about the Russian breakfast routine. Here’s what I learned: “Russians usually have an early

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School-friendly snacks to share for Valentine’s Day

Sugar overload on any holiday is easy, but Valentine’s Day is one that is particularly heavy on sweets and giant heart-shaped boxes of chocolate. On top of being the month of love, February is also Heart Month—so what better way to show your tiny tots you love them than by showing them desserts can be

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