messy fingers
    August 16, 2013
    Should Kids Play with their Food?

    Playing with food is usually not considered a good thing but I think it can be, especially for babies and toddlers that are resistant to trying new foods. It is natural for little ones to be cautious …

    five a day
    August 15, 2013
    How to Get Your Kids Eating 5 A Day!

    Why should your kids be eating a rainbow every day? Each color group provides a unique set of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. When kids eat from the 5 color groups it becomes an easy and fun wa…

    Watermelon Cake
    August 14, 2013
    Fun with Watermelon

    When you think of a summer time fruit, watermelon is on the top of the list for most of us and for good reason! They are juicy, crunchy and colorful. Watermelon has a very high water content amount, a…

    snack presentation
    August 13, 2013
    Food Presentation for Kids

    Before we actually take a bite of food we start eating...with our eyes! They tell our brain what it will taste like via a whole series of learned and natural responses and we taste what we think we sh…

    picky eater
    August 12, 2013
    Don’t Give Up on your Picky Eater

    Feeding a picky eater can be one of the most stressful things a parent has to do. It’s frustrating, worrisome, stressful, annoying, disappointing and downright exasperating at times. It can be reall…

    Healthy Eating on a Budget
    January 18, 2012
    Healthy Eating on a Budget

    Healthy eating doesn't have to be expensive, the truth is it can actually save you money! There are lots of ways to enjoy the benefits of healthy foods and still stick to a budget. Here are some ideas…

    Kids in the Kitchen!
    January 17, 2012
    Kids in the Kitchen!

    We all have busy lives these days and sometimes cooking is just one more thing to get through in the day so the thought of bringing kids into the kitchen to "help" may not seem appealing on first glan…

    Picky Parents. What to do if YOU are the Picky Eater in the Family
    January 16, 2012
    Picky Parents. What to do if YOU are the Picky Eater in the Family

    As parents there are so many things we want to pass on to our children.  Being a picky eater is definitely NOT one of those things. (more…)…

    You are a Model!
    December 3, 2010
    You are a Model!

    One of the most important roles of parenting is feeding your child and setting them up with healthy eating habits.  You are your child's first and most important role model, especially when it comes …

    Your Kids Can Eat Rainbows
    December 2, 2010
    Your Kids Can Eat Rainbows

    Kids love rainbows! What's not to like, they're so bright and colourful! Did you know you can take their love of rainbows and put it on a plate filled with fruits and vegetables?! Using a rainbow as a…

    Creating a Fruit & Veggie Culture in the Home
    December 1, 2010
    Creating a Fruit & Veggie Culture in the Home

    What we surround ourselves with makes a huge difference in the habits we fall into.  If you want your kids to eat fruits and vegetables an important thing to do is to create an environment to encoura…

    To Sneak or Not to Sneak Vegetables
    November 30, 2010
    To Sneak or Not to Sneak Vegetables

    Hiding vegetables in food has become quite popular; it also has become quite a highly charged topic, especially with moms.  There are very strong opinions on both sides and I think the reason is when…

    Why so picky???
    November 29, 2010
    Why so picky???

    Trying to feed a picky eater is not a very fun task...I know because I do it every day...with myself! When I was little I'd go so far as to pick the grated carrots out of carrot cake...my poor mom had…