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This photo says it all

This sign is hanging in a small eatery in Siem Reap in Cambodia.  My daughter,  Alyssa Schwartz,  snapped this photo while she was there on assignment  (she’s a writer). You might look at it and think: well, of course food is an important part of a balanced diet. But if you really consider it, it’s […]

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Hooked on tuna? Go Canadian!

Tuna gets a bad rap- Canadian tuna, that is. Warnings abound about the risks of eating tuna due to the potential consequences of  ingesting mercury.  Even Health Canada  offers advice on the types of fish that should be eaten less often and tuna is at the top of the list.  Yet somehow Canadian tuna from […]

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12 savvy snack selections for active kids

“Can you please provide  some tips and strategies for families with active children – feeding them pre and post workout, making sure they have quick nutritious choices for after school and before practice or other activities?” requests  Enlightened Eater Facebook fan, Sophia Verzosa. Sophia, providing healthy eats for active kids can definitely be a challenge […]

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The Body Image Survival Guide for Parents

“You’ve got such a pretty face. If only you could lose a few pounds, you’d be a knockout.” “Getting a little round, aren’t we?” “Are you really sure that you need that second serving?” Have you ever used lines like these on loved ones or those close to you in the hope of helping them […]

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Early or late introduction – are we getting sidetracked on peanut allergies?

The peanut allergy explosion has certainly led to a great deal of research as to the cause. Some experts have suggested that a delay in introducing these allergenic foods is booting the risk for allergy.  Research has demonstrated that when babies are fed peanut at an earlier age, they are less likely to develop allergies. […]

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Peanut allergies: is vitamin D the missing link?

Have you watched little ones as they are slathered with sunscreen? Parents are indeed taking heed of safe sun practices when it comes to their youngsters. But simply shunning the sun may be taking its toll.  There is a second part to this health strategy that’s often overlooked:  getting vitamin D. The sunshine vitamin is […]

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Seeking smart lower sodium choices for kids (or for anyone) is not an easy task

There’s no doubt about it: Canadians consume too much sodium. But it’s not because of anyone having a heavy hand with the salt shaker- in spite of what Conservative MPs would have you believe. In providing reasons why they won’t support Bill C-460 – Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada Act, they state that they don’t  […]

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Get your kids into the kitchen – the payoff is big; Tropical Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits recipe

It’s a long weekend for many – both in Canada and the U.S. If you’re looking for some activities for your youngsters, why not get them into the kitchen? It’s a great way to introduce healthy eats their way. It’s also a way to rid your home of picky eaters. When my daughters were very […]

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