Archive for 'Nutrition'

Teen Girls & Food

Teen Girls & Food

A look at the strange relationship teenaged girls sometimes have with food. Teen Girls & Food Anorexia nervosa, bulimia. These eating disorders reflect a serious association with food and all it represents to some people.  But [...]

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 [...]

Body Image and Eating Disorders in Teens and Preteens

Body Image and Eating Disorders in Teens and Preteens

In the quest for thinness, has your teen developed an eating disorder? Is your teen or adolescent excessively concerned about her shape and weight? Is she irritable, depressed, or withdrawing from friends? When combined with weight [...]

Healthy After School Snacks

Healthy After School Snacks

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

Why You Should Feed Your Kids Healthy Breakfasts

Why You Should Feed Your Kids Healthy Breakfasts

Why serving your child a healthy breakfast is a must. Healthy Breakfasts They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day and no wonder. Most children will have gone a full ten or more [...]

Preventing Hamburger Disease

Preventing Hamburger Disease

Tips on how to prevent the sometimes deadly ‘hamburger disease’. Hamburger Disease Summertime is barbeque season, but we need to be extra careful, particularly when grilling burgers. Lynn Wilcott with the Food Protection Services at the [...]

The Benefits of Feeding Children Organic Foods

The Benefits of Feeding Children Organic Foods

The foods you feed your children can help them avoid the negative affects of pesticides. Organic Foods Most of us are well aware that pesticides were designed to be toxic. Over 90% of people are routinely [...]

Food Safety During the Summer Months

Food Safety During the Summer Months

Some food safety tips for the long hot days of summer. Summer Food Safety During the summer there are more opportunities for food to become spoiled and lead to food poisoning. It why we need to [...]

Iron in Children’s Diets

Iron in Children’s Diets

Why is iron so important for our kids health? Iron in Children’s Diets When children don’t have enough healthy red blood cells, they can become anemic. Usually this is due to iron deficiency, and believe it [...]

How to Shop for Healthy Food

How to Shop for Healthy Food

A few simple tips on how to shop for the healthiest foods for your family. Healthy Food When it comes down to it, choosing the healthiest foods for your family isn’t all that difficult. According to [...]