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How does your garden grow? Much better with little hands

It certainly was a long winter and judging by seeds sales, many of us are anxious to get outdoors and enjoy nature. As most of us are still sticking pretty close to home, gardens are becoming more popular than ever before. Growing assorted produce like vegetables and herbs is particularly rewarding these days (especially as […]

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Pandemic fuelling rise in eating disorders- Here are a few tips on what to look out for

  Life as we’ve known it has not been the same for almost a year. The pandemic has disrupted school, work -basically all of our routines while, at the same time, we’re socially isolated. As a result, many of our kids are in trouble: mental health issues among this age group are soaring. According to […]

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Let’s make food literacy education happen in Ontario

It’s time to add a critical new component to what has traditionally been known as the three Rs of education – reading, writing and arithmetic. This phrase has been around since the 19th century but students need much more of a foundation to go forth in the 21st century. Food literacy is key to developing […]

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There is a safer alternative to the tuna you’re likely buying

Canadian tuna (and US Pacific Northwest) – a nutritious catch you likely don’t know about     Canned tuna-people either love it or hate it but even for those who love it – many have turned away from this pantry staple. While albacore tuna is a rich source of omega 3 fats, the warnings about […]

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Nutrition Month: Why you need to stash your devices at mealtime

We are indeed living in uncertain times and with this year’s Dietitians of Canada Nutrition Month theme of More than Food, it’s a perfect opportunity to get   back to basics and give mealtime a makeover. As many families have long been living life in the fast lane – what with work, after school activities […]

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Parents don’t turn off the TV just yet. Here’s why

How often do you hear that for their health’s sake, you need to switch off the TV or get your kids off their devices? Well, hold on – there may be some exceptions. A new study, published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, evaluated the impact on kids’ food choices following their watching […]

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Our kids need help!

          At first glance, you might think that these store shelves are already stocked for Halloween but you would be wrong. This is “So ready for school” Canadian style. Really? Is this what kids need to see as they stock up on school supplies. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying […]

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Come on Kraft. Are you for real?

Not that long ago, I wrote about Andrew Scheer and his laments about his picky eater son. But then I saw this commercial by Kraft and I had to ask: just what is going on? This commercial brought up so many different issues from parenting styles and picky eaters to what is wrong with food […]

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