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 [...]

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 [...]

After School Snacks

After School 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 and 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 [...]

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.  [...]

Green Lunches

Green Lunches

Ideas on how to pack a green lunch for your child. Green Lunches At one time, school lunches created a mountain of garbage every single day.  Not so anymore. With a little thought and planning, packing [...]

Vegetarian Diets

Vegetarian Diets

 Hold the beef.  A look at children and vegetarian diets. Vegetarian Diets If your family, or even just one of your children is opting to become a vegetarian, you may feel a little confused and concerned [...]

Curbing Obesity

Curbing Obesity

The connection between family mealtime and preventing obesity. Curbing Obesity The alarm bells have rung; today’s children are becoming increasingly overweight. Our children’s eating habits are leading to a tremendous increase in type 2 diabetes and [...]