Tag Archives: Children

Keeping our kids’ detox systems healthy

Detoxes and cleanses – we’re just not getting the message that these unproven and expensive regimens – diets and supplements and the like – are simply a waste of time and money. Many people are still looking for that magical elixir and try the latest offering. Just check out the number of hits when you […]

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Check out these cereal packages showing what’s really in the box

“Mommy, Mommy- I have good news! Trix is part of a balanced breakfast! “. I remember these words like it was yesterday but, in fact, it was many years ago when my older daughter excitedly ran into the kitchen to inform me of this newly discovered information. She had been watching cartoons and saw a […]

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Your Facebook questions answered: Tomatoes – can you eat too many?

“Hey Rosie! I have a question: how much is too much tomatoes? My 4 year old is obsessed with tomatoes. She will eat them for breakfast, lunch and supper if you let her. It’s her favourite snack all through the day. If we let her she would happily eat a whole 680 gram pack of […]

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The healthwashing continues: no artificial colours

Candy is still candy- no matter what colour it is While some candy companies are ignoring the research on artificial food colours, others, like the Dare Foods, are using parental concerns to healthwash their products. It’s not the first time I’ve written  about Dare  and their attempts to healthwash their candy  (RealFruit Gummies Mango with […]

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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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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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5 Common nutrition mistakes families make: Parents Canada

Somehow as parents we  expect that our kids can become  healthy eaters overnight. We introduce them to nutritious eats at a young age but if they don’t like our offerings, we tend to give up too easily.  If  the broccoli gets shunned the first time it’s presented, it becomes a veggie that makes few appearances […]

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