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Our Top Ten Healthy Eating Blogs from 2013

December 31, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: Healthy Eating, top blogs

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Our Top Ten Healthy Eating Blogs from 2013

What healthy eating topics were you most interested in this year? Our HealthLinkBC dietitians were keen to clear up any confusion around hot topics like gluten-free diets and coconut water while continuing to focus on key messages of healthy eating like, increasing your consumption of vegetables and fruits and decreasing sugary drinks. + MORE

Our Top Ten Physical Activity Blogs from 2013

December 24, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: exercise, top blogs

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As 2013 winds down, many of you are thinking about your goals for 2014. Being healthier is at the top of many people's lists. Unfortunately, over the past 30 years, physical inactivity has increased, this has contributed to a staggering 25% of Canadian adults who are reported to be overweight or obese.

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Nuts and Seeds: Nutritional Powerhouses

December 23, 2013 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: nuts, seeds, nutrition

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Nuts and Seeds: Nutritional Powerhouses

Nuts and seeds contain everything needed to form a new life. That's what makes them so nutritious. Each almond, pecan, sunflower seed and pumpkin seed you snack on or add to your baking is made up of the same three basic parts; the embryo, the endosperm and the shell (or seed coat). This tiny package is loaded with energy and nutrition.

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Five Ways to Keep Your Children Active Over the Holidays

December 19, 2013 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: children, active, holidays

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Five Ways to Keep Your Children Active Over the Holidays

If you're a parent, the holiday period means your kids are off school and at home. This is a great opportunity for family time. So forget the latest tablet and try these ideas to keep your children active this holiday break.

Holiday lights walk: Bundle up, and go for a stroll around your neighbourhood and enjoy the lights and decorations glowing at night. If there are no houses with lights within walking or biking distance, drive to a nicely decorated neighbourhood and walk around there. + MORE

Give Your Stuffing Recipe a Makeover

December 17, 2013 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: Stuffing, holidays, turkey

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Give Your Stuffing Recipe a Makeover

Stuffing (also called dressing) is a special occasion food that's usually reserved for celebratory meals. If you're planning on celebrating soon, consider adding stuffing to your menu. A stuffed food is like a wrapped gift that delights with every bite.

Typically associated with turkey dinner, stuffing can also be used with fish (stuffed sole), meat cuts (stuffed pork chops), and even vegetables (stuffed peppers). Some families have recipes that have been passed down through the generations, but there's plenty of room for experimentation too. + MORE

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