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4 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Packaged Food

August 14, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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4 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Packaged Food

Labels on packaged food give you facts about the nutrients, ingredients and calories (energy) in the food you eat. Using this handy information can help you make healthier choices, but it can sometimes be confusing.

It’s easy to miss important facts if you’re not used to reading Nutrition Fact tables (NFT). The good news is it’s not too late to learn!

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Benefits of the Natural Playground

August 13, 2015 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Benefits of the Natural Playground

Remember growing up and your parents simply told you, “go play outside!”? Most of the time you didn’t even need telling; you wanted to be outside playing and exploring. There was no organization, rules were basic, and you came inside when your name was called or the street lights came on.

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Games You Used to Play that Your Kids Will Love Too

August 6, 2015 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Games You Used to Play that Your Kids Will Love Too

A funny thing happened to me the other week. I was talking to my young cousin and she told me a story about playing tag at recess. Memories of running around playing tag with my friends when I was a young came flooding back to me. This got me thinking about all of the other games that I used to love to play.

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Save Money and Waste Less. Keep Produce Fresh!

August 4, 2015 by Andrea Godfreyson, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags:

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Save Money and Waste Less. Keep Produce Fresh!

Most of us waste food and may not think much about it. But it adds up. The average Canadian family throws away $86 worth of food each month. According to a 2013 survey, we throw out 11 per cent of the vegetables and fruit we buy each week.

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