July 31, 2013Fats are an important part of healthy eating - they provide energy, as well as vitamins A, D, E and K and are important to every cell in your body. However, a little fat goes a long way. The kind of fat is just as important as the amount.
July 31, 2013Meat and Alternatives provide the body with protein, B vitamins and minerals such as iron and zinc and magnesium. While foods in this group are important for your health, they shouldn't take the biggest space on the plate.
July 31, 2013Meal planning and careful shopping takes time and effort, so once you have made your purchases, you'll want to maximize their nutritional value and freshness.
August 3, 2013Most of us eat about 3400 mg of sodium per day. This is more than double the amount we need for good health.
August 2, 2013Every day we all make choices about our diet and although we all need sodium, but most of us eat more than double the amount we need.
August 2, 2013Did you know that 75 per cent of the sodium we eat comes from processed foods? Reading the label on packaged foods is a key factor in making healthier food choices.
September 5, 2017Even though milk allergy is common in children, there remain a few myths about how to manage it. Here are some pointers to help make sure children with milk allergy meet their nutrition needs.
August 29, 2017What’s not to love about lentils? They are nutritious, delicious, and easy to cook. Plus, they are extremely cost effective. Here are some facts about lentils and some recipes to get you started.
August 15, 2017The date on food packaging can help you choose safe and healthy foods for you and your family. Here are some tips on different types of date labels and how to use them.
August 8, 2017For some, following a plant-based diet may sound like you’re giving something up. In reality, shifting your eating to include more plant-based foods opens up hundreds of new taste experiences that will leave you excited about your next meal. The added health benefits are just a welcome bonus.
August 1, 2017Did you know that you can eat the green tops of vegetables like carrots and beets? This is a win-win…you save money by using every inch of the veggie, while enjoying something healthy and tasty. Read on for tips and recipes so you can cook up something new today.
July 25, 2017What is “clean eating”? Is it more than just washing your produce? Read on to learn about what this food fad is all about and whether or not you should be “cleaning” up your diet.
March 28, 2017Just when you thought your days of picky eaters were behind you, your teen tells you they’re vegetarian. Worried and wondering where to start? Here are the nutrients to pay attention to and some benefits of a vegetarian diet you may not have considered.
March 21, 2017Very low carbohydrate diets, like the ketogenic diet, are in the press with praise for helping people lose weight and gain other health benefits. But do diets that require you to drastically reduce an entire food group deserve the hype?
March 14, 2017You make a large family meal and your kids only take two bites…Sound familiar? This information will help!
February 28, 2017No matter what activities your teen enjoys, well balanced meals and snacks, with enough protein, can keep their energy levels up throughout the day. Read why protein is important for teens and whether protein powders are a healthy choice.