August 23, 2016The Fresh to You Fundraiser can help your child’s school raise money while promoting healthy food choices. Now that’s a win-win! Seasonal and locally-grown fruits and veggies are sold to students’ family and friends, helping schools make a 40 per cent profit which, in turn, supports the clubs and programs kids love.
They're red, yellow, green but oh so much more than a rainbow of colours. Vegetables and fruit are jam-packed with nutrients and are important for every diet. Make them a main part of your healthy eating habits.
April 5, 2016You’ve probably heard that variety and balance are two key features of healthy eating. The recommendation to eat a ‘variety’ of healthy foods may be easy to understand, but the term ‘balance’ is more vague. Read on to learn about what this term really means when it comes to healthy eating.
March 22, 2016Do you live in a small space and want to grow your own veggies and fruit? Not a problem! You can easily transform your patio, terrace or window ledge into a green growing machine and start a small garden.
February 23, 2016Is pesticide residue on fruit and veggies something you worry about? The annual Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen lists no doubt help raise awareness about this topic, but how concerned should you be? Read on to get the facts.
February 2, 2016Chances are you’ve heard people talking about the price of cauliflower lately. While not usually the subject of news reports, rising food prices have been getting attention. Here are seven ideas for what you can do to save money by growing your own food.
January 12, 2016Eating a rainbow of colours is part of a healthy pattern of eating when talking about fruits and veggies. But what about when it comes to food colouring? Here’s a look at different types of food colouring and what they mean for your health.
January 5, 2016When did canned and frozen fruits and veggies get such a bad rap? Picked at their prime they are just as healthy and tasty as fresh. Better yet, they last much longer in your cupboard or freezer, saving you money and reducing food waste. Use these tips to add more canned and frozen fruits and veggies during the winter months.
December 16, 2015Food brings people of all ages and relations together. By sharing a meal together, parents, grandparents, friends and kids gather round and share stories while building new and lasting memories. It’s also an opportunity to role model healthy eating habits and choices for children. Over the holidays, conversations linger and often include fun quotes, jokes and quirky facts about food and tradition. One quote shared with me that rings true is that ‘one’s love for food may be the most genuine type of love’.
September 30, 2015Winter squash season is here. The weather is getting cooler and it’s time to add hearty roasted squash and squash-based soups, casseroles and custards to the family menu. From small to large, from green to gold. Here’s your guide on making the most of this seasonal delight.
September 29, 2015Winter squash come in a dazzling number of varieties. They vary widely in size, colour, shape and flavour. Learn all about the colourful squash making appearances at local grocery stores and farmer’s market.