Archive for 'Nutrition'

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 [...]

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 [...]

Healthy After School Snacks

Healthy After School Snacks

Does your child’s after-school snack get high marks? Good Snack – Bad Snack When kids come home from school they are often ravenous and reaching into the fridge or cupboard comes second nature. And considering supper [...]

Making Your Child’s Lunch Food Safe

Making Your Child’s Lunch Food Safe

How to pack a school lunch for your child that’s food safe. Safe Lunches Lunchtime is a crucial meal for kids, carrying them through the rest of their busy day. So it’s important to not only [...]

Advertising and Nutrition

Advertising and Nutrition

Why educating our kids about advertising is good for their health.  Advertising and Nutrition Watch TV aimed at kids and you’ll see plenty of ads aimed at kids, and many of those advertisements are selling foods [...]

The Link Between Childcare and Obesity

The Link Between Childcare and Obesity

According to a recent study, childcare settings can have a big impact on a child’s weight and activity level.  The study found that children in certain childcare settings are about one and a half times more [...]

Food and Education

Food and 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 [...]

Before Dinner Snacks

Before Dinner Snacks

Is after school snacking a bad idea? After School Snacks Does your kid raid the cupboard or fridge the moment school is over?  After school snacking is a must for most kids, and as long as [...]

Snacks and Junk Food

Snacks and Junk Food

A look at the good, the bad and the ugly of snacks and junk food. Snacks & Junk Food According to  recent study just 3% of Canadian kids were considered obese back in 1979.  Now that [...]

The Importance of Family Mealtime

The Importance of Family Mealtime

Sitting down for a family meal provides more than just good nutrition. It can provide real quality time for the entire household. When it comes to our children’s nutrition, we usually think more about what our [...]