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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

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

Healthy Eating Blog: Do you fight stress with eating or other behaviours?

Healthy Eating Blog: Do you fight stress with eating or other behaviours?
The theme for this year’s Nutrition Month is to take the fight out of food and fighting stress with eating and other behaviours is a struggle for some. Some eat more when they are stressed and others have no appetite during stressful times. We do react differently. If food provides emotional comfort in stressful times try not to let yourself... Read More

Healthy Eating Blog: Keep your digestive system healthy

Healthy Eating Blog: Keep your digestive system healthy
The theme for this year’s Nutrition Month is to take the fight out of food.  And while a delicate topic – our digestive systems can sometimes feel like we are fighting with our food. If a person regularly struggles with gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea or any other digestive problem, please see a doctor or Registered Dietitian (RD). To keep your... Read More

Healthy Eating Blog: How do you spot nutrition misinformation?

Healthy Eating Blog: How do you spot nutrition misinformation?
The theme for this year’s Nutrition Month is to take the fight out of food and many people find themselves fighting through a tremendous amount of nutrition information that’s out there. Unfortunately, not all of it is good or credible. Dietitians of Canada suggests the following tips to help spot nutrition misinformation. Ask yourself these five questions: Is the person... Read More