Archive for 'Nutrition'

The Danger of Hamburger Disease

The Danger of Hamburger Disease

Every year children become ill after eating hamburgers and other foods contaminated by bacteria, and over the summer cases of food poisoning soar. However it’s easy to avoid with a little care and a lot of [...]

Sugary Beverages a Factor in Childhood Obesity

Sugary Beverages a Factor in Childhood Obesity

Boys who drink soda pop, fruit punch, lemonade and other sweetened beverages are at nearly double the risk of being overweight and obese compared to their peers according to research out of the University of Saskatchewan.  [...]

Cook and Chill

Cook and Chill

How to help ensure your families fresh foods are kept safe. Cook and Chill Do you own a digital meat thermometer? Only 32% of Canadians do, yet as Lynn Wilcott, of the BC Centre for Disease [...]

Fast Food Affects Kids’ Immune System

Fast Food Affects Kids’ Immune System

A recent European study of nearly a half a million children in 50 countries has concluded that fast food consumed by children three or more times a week impairs immune function, increasing the risk of asthma [...]

Eating in Restaurants

Eating in Restaurants

Is family enjoying one too many restaurant meals? Eating in Restaurants With many of us so busy during the day, a meal out in a restaurant can be a welcome relief.  It’s an opportunity to sit [...]

School Lunches

School Lunches

How to pack a school lunch your kids will actually eat. School Lunches Do you find that much of what you send to school for lunch comes home at the end of the day?  Or maybe [...]

Mercury in Fish

Mercury in Fish

What every parent and pregnant mom needs to consider when it comes to eating fish. Mercury There’s no doubt that one of the healthier foods for families is fish, but even then some fish can contain [...]

Food & Education

Food & Education

How eating the right stuff can help kids learn better. Food and Education Some times the simplest things can help our children succeed in school. For example a good eight or ten hours of solid sleep [...]

Holiday Food

Holiday Food

 How to help your family maintain a healthy diet over the holiday season. Holiday Food There are some tempting foods in our homes during the holiday season and keeping your family’s nutrition on track can be [...]

Holiday Food Safety

Holiday Food Safety

How to ensure your family doesn’t come down with food poisoning over the holiday season. Holiday Food Safety There are a lot of gatherings over the holiday season, from office parties, to neighborhood drop-ins.  Most of [...]