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Healthy Eating Blog: Ways to involve kids in meal preparation and eating meals together

Healthy Eating Blog: Ways to involve kids in meal preparation and eating meals together
Two other key messages of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge Leeds and Grenville are “enjoy meals and snacks together” and “Get kids involved”. There are many factors that influence children and their eating habits. Eating meals together and involving kids with meal planning and preparation has a positive impact on their food choices now as well as later on in... Read More

My View From the Zoo: An unexpected trip to London and a fabulous weekend!

My View From the Zoo: An unexpected trip to London and a fabulous weekend!
How awesome is it that it’s Thursday, and I’m still pumped after a fabulous weekend? What we thought was going to be a weekend comprised largely of meetings and a “work” type atmosphere turned out to be so much different than I had imagined. We’d jumped at the chance to attend the Legion Zone Convention in Gananoque just a few... Read More

Rambling On: Making My Mark

Rambling On: Making My Mark
I don’t seem to be painting much recently.  I’m busy learning how to draw. Or perhaps I’m learning I always could draw and I’m learning that perfection isn’t that important. I previously told you about a little course I took called Drawing Without Talent through Sketchbook Skool. I was delighted with the results and wanted to learn more.  Danny Gregory... Read More

Healthy Eating Blog: Including vegetables and fruit in our snacks and meals. Where do we start?

Healthy Eating Blog: Including vegetables and fruit in our snacks and meals. Where do we start?
We often think about having vegetables as a side with dinner, or maybe as a salad, but there are so many other exciting ways to enjoy vegetables and to include them more often at meals or snacks throughout your day. Adding vegetables to breakfast gives you a chance to be creative. One idea is to add shredded carrots or zucchini... Read More

Healthy Eating Blog: All about the Healthy Kids Community Challenge Leeds and Grenville

Healthy Eating Blog: All about the Healthy Kids Community Challenge Leeds and Grenville
The Healthy Kids Community Challenge is a 4 themed initiative with the goal of promoting children’s health through physical activity and healthy eating. We are just entering into the third theme of our Healthy Kids Community Challenge journey and are very excited about the theme, choose to boost veggies and fruit. Throughout the summer months, the Healthy Kids Community Challenge... Read More

My View From the Zoo: Wishing the very happiest of birthdays to a lady we called Yabut

My View From the Zoo: Wishing the very happiest of birthdays to a lady we called Yabut
Today marks the birthday of a very special lady. Over the years she has been a fabulous friend and confidante. We chatted through my cancer, roomie grief, and several bouts of chasing the wind among many many chats of hobbies and interests, and the pursuit of happiness and that was before I even made it to Ontario.  Since then we... Read More