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Category: Nutrition

A Quick Guide to Probiotics for Kids & Toddlers

November 17, 2019

What Are Probiotics? Probiotics are good bacteria that can be found in food or supplements. Among others, these good bacteria can help with things like: Infectious diarrhea (caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites) Regurgitation Constipation, and Colic Within your body,…

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Why and How to Incorporate Plant-based Proteins into Your Babies/ Child’s Diet

November 5, 2018

Written By: Sarah Remmer, BSc. RD Registered Dietitian A topic that frequently comes up in my counselling practice is protein. How much does my baby or child need, how do I make sure they’re getting enough, and how can they…

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MomChat 2018

July 1, 2018

Join us in August and November for our MomChat parties! Let’s Chat  Back To School and the Holidays Each MomChat week will run for 5 days.  The first day will be a Facebook party and the last day will be…

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Does My Toddler Need Nutritional Supplements?

March 17, 2018

I am often asked this question and have wondered it myself considering the fact that I have a two-and-a-half-year-old boy who, for the most part, is a stellar eater but tends to be sporadic with his food intake as most…

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Sugar 101- Busting the Myths Around Sweet

February 22, 2018

We asked mom dietitian Andrea Holwegner, CEO of Health Stand Nutrition Consulting and lead nutritionist to BrightPath early childhood education her thoughts on the sticky subject of sugar.  Here is what she had to say: 1.What is sugar and what…

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Raising a Vegetarian: The Growing Trend – Is it Healthy for Children?

December 12, 2013

The push to go green encompasses much more than teaching children to preserve energy and respect the environment. Many households, adults and children alike have chosen to eat green as well, adopting a vegetarian lifestyle. One of the primary concerns…

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Healthy Lunches for Your Child (and you)

July 2, 2013

It’s easy to fall into a rut when it comes to feeding your kids lunches each day. Today, Sarah Henderson, a registered dietetic technician, shares tips for easy healthy lunches for your children (and you!) While many of these ideas…

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12 Easy Food Guide Tips for Healthier Eating

May 21, 2013

We all know that it’s tempting – and often too easy – to reach for foods that are high in fat, salt or sugar. Canada’s Food Guide provides practical tips about healthy eating for children, teens, adults and seniors from…

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Fast Facts On Fat – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

February 22, 2013

By Deborah Lowther We have been inundated with the term ‘fat free’ in the media, at the grocery store and in health magazines, leading us to believe that going fat free is the healthy route. Truth is, once fat is…

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Fast Foods That Are Healthy?

January 16, 2013

Quick Alternatives to Fast Food Facing the weekday frenzy and looking ahead to another week filled with dance, gymnastics, hockey, swimming lessons, music, skating and no time for healthy meals? Tempted to hit the drive thru and tell yourself next…

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