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 of new things – especially new food. When we let them explore food with all their senses it [...]Read full story
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 way to ensure that they are benefitting from this wide spectrum of nutrients. By breaking produce down into groups [...]Read full story
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, approximately 92%, which is why it’s the perfect food to cool you down on a hot summer [...]Read full story
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 should. A study in the late 1970’s showed that, when we find food more appealing, not only [...]Read full story
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 really easy to just throw your hands in the air and give up trying to get your picky eater to eat new or healthy [...]Read full story
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 to keep your costs down while making healthy food choices:Read full story
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 glance. Cooking with little ones tends to take a little longer and be a little messier so [...]Read full story
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.Read full story
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 to eating. They are relying on you to teach them about the food they eat.Read full story
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 guide you can ensure your children benefit from a wide range of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients in [...]Read full story