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Why and How to Incorporate Plant-based Proteins into Your Babies/ Child’s Diet

Nov 5 2018     /     , , , , ,

Written By: Sarah Remmer, BSc. RD Registered Dietitian A topic that frequently comes up in my counselling practice is protein. How much does my baby or child need, how do I make sure they’re getting enough, and how can they eat meat if they only have three teeth! I have to admit, I have seen […]

MomChat 2018

Jul 1 2018     /     , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Join us in August and November for our MomChat parties! Let’s Chat  Back To School and the Holidays Each MomChat week will run for 5 days.  The first day will be a Facebook party and the last day will be a Twitter party and each of the 5 days we will feature two of the […]

Does My Toddler Need Nutritional Supplements?

Mar 17 2018     /     , , , ,

I am often asked this question and have wondered it myself considering the fact that I have a two-and-a-half-year-old boy who, for the most part, is a stellar eater but tends to be sporadic with his food intake as most toddlers are. Should I be supplementing my son’s diet with a daily multivitamin? What about […]

Sugar 101- Busting the Myths Around Sweet

Feb 22 2018     /     , , , , ,

We asked mom dietitian Andrea Holwegner, CEO of Health Stand Nutrition Consulting and lead nutritionist to BrightPath early childhood education her thoughts on the sticky subject of sugar.  Here is what she had to say: 1.What is sugar and what is the difference between added sugar and natural sugar? Sugar is a type of carbohydrate. […]

Raising a Vegetarian: The Growing Trend – Is it Healthy for Children?

Dec 12 2013     /     , , , , , , ,

The push to go green encompasses much more than teaching children to preserve energy and respect the environment. Many households, adults and children alike have chosen to eat green as well, adopting a vegetarian lifestyle. One of the primary concerns of critics is that children, from toddlers to teens, may not receive the nutrients they […]

Healthy Lunches for Your Child (and you)

Jul 2 2013     /     , ,

It’s easy to fall into a rut when it comes to feeding your kids lunches each day. Today, Sarah Henderson, a registered dietetic technician, shares tips for easy healthy lunches for your children (and you!) While many of these ideas are easier for meals eaten at home, some can be incorporated into school lunches as […]

12 Easy Food Guide Tips for Healthier Eating

May 21 2013     /     , , , , ,

We all know that it’s tempting – and often too easy – to reach for foods that are high in fat, salt or sugar. Canada’s Food Guide provides practical tips about healthy eating for children, teens, adults and seniors from all cultural backgrounds. Here are a dozen easy Food Guide tips to make your daily […]

Fast Facts On Fat – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Feb 22 2013     /     , ,

By Deborah Lowther We have been inundated with the term ‘fat free’ in the media, at the grocery store and in health magazines, leading us to believe that going fat free is the healthy route. Truth is, once fat is removed chemicals, sugars, refined carbohydrates and fillers are added to replace the flavour the fat […]

Fast Foods That Are Healthy?

Jan 16 2013     /     , , ,

Quick Alternatives to Fast Food Facing the weekday frenzy and looking ahead to another week filled with dance, gymnastics, hockey, swimming lessons, music, skating and no time for healthy meals? Tempted to hit the drive thru and tell yourself next week you will be on top of dinner or this weekend you’ll fill every meal […]

Top 5 New Years Resolutions & How To Keep Them

Jan 3 2013     /     , , , ,

January 1st is the day we make a promise to ourselves to change something and have a healthier new year, but many do not succeed past the first couple weeks. No question, it takes commitment and dedication. Here are a few tips to get you started and help you stay on track with the top […]