Do your kids gobble down chips or chocolate when they’re stressed or frustrated? Emotional eating is unhealthy and may lead to weight gain. Here are five ways to help your child break the habit.
Cheers to a pound-free holiday
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, indulge in several workplace parties or family gatherings, you can avoid gaining extra weight this season. Here are five ways to steer clear of the holiday food traps.
Should you buy organic?
Many parents wonder whether organic foods are healthier for their families than conventionally grown foods. Here’s what you need to know.
Fibre up, bloating down
Most Canadians know that fibre is good for the heart. But how to get it into your diet without causing digestive upset? Try these nine tips to fill up on fibre without the uncomfortable side effects.
Halloween tricks for treats
Creating a new tradition before and after the October holiday can help your children learn how to cut down on sugar, fat and calories – a lifelong healthy habit. Try these unique Halloween ideas parents have implemented that might be right for your family.
Worried that eggs may increase blood cholesterol? Wonder how many eggs can you eat a week? Learn the real facts about eggs.
Yes, what your children eat can have an impact on how well they do at school. Find out what foods can help boost grades, attention spans and general well-being.
Top cholesterol-lowering foods
Want to keep your cholesterol in check? Try incorporating more lipid-lowering foods into your diet. Find out which ones work best.
Fruit fun from farm to fork
Getting your children to eat more fruit is easier when you offer the ripest, sweetest, juiciest picks of the season.
The green gems of the vegetable world
Summer brings forth a harvest of leafy vegetables that are good for the heart. Try something new this season. Learn how to pick and prepare kale, collard greens or Swiss chard.
Avoiding summertime nutrition traps
An ice cream here, a bag of chips there, and it can all add up to unnecessary weight gain in your children.
Hold the sugar
You’d be surprised how many food products these days are overly sweet – and packed with empty calories.
Mom! I want that orange dinosaur cereal!
You’re at the grocery store. Your kid begs for the cartoon character cereal or other less-than-nutritious foods. What to do? Follow these tips and activities to help your child learn what’s really healthy.
Building a better BBQ menu
Eating outdoors adds to the flavour and enjoyment of a summer meal. With these savvy cooking techniques and food safety guidelines, you can serve up your favourites without compromising your heart health.
DASHing high blood pressure
Eating a healthy diet can go a long way in preventing and controlling high blood pressure. The DASH diet includes the recommendations in Canada’s Food Guide but goes a few steps further.
How much fibre does your child need?
As a parent, you know that fibre is important for heart health. But how much is enough and what are the best sources? Here are the five most common questions parents ask me about fibre – and my advice.
Stress-free lunchbox options
By this time of year, you’ve been packing school lunches for eight months and you (and your children!) may be getting bored of the standard fare.
Fast food at home
After a busy work day, are you faced with the stress of what to serve for supper? While take-out foods are convenient, they are not the healthiest dinner option.
Does your child need a multivitamin?
Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients in your child’s diet. While they are only needed in trace amounts, their many functions are vital. Each important nutrient – from vitamin A to zinc – plays a key role in a child’s body, from regulating the heartbeat to making important hormones to building strong bones.
Shopping and cooking on a budget
Yes you can buy foods that are healthy and cost less by knowing where to look. Here are 5 tips that will save you money without sacrificing taste.