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Healthy Eating Blog: Fruits and Vegetables an important part of healthy eating pattern

Healthy Eating Blog: Fruits and Vegetables an important part of healthy eating pattern
Whether you grow your own or purchase from others there is no question that vegetables and fruit are a very important part of a healthy eating pattern. Fill half your plate with vegetables and some fruit and you will have a variety of color, texture, taste, vitamins, minerals and fibre. Keep in mind the darker the colour, the higher the... Read More

Healthy Eating Blog: Growing your own garden – Container Gardening

Healthy Eating Blog: Growing your own garden – Container Gardening
If land isn’t land available or you don’t have the time to travel to a community garden, there are other options. One solution is container gardening, where you grow vegetables and plants in boxes, instead of in the ground. This way, you can have a garden on your balcony or deck. Container gardening can include beets, beans, cabbage, carrots, cucumber,... Read More

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

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