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Canada’s New Food Guide: Understanding Plant-based Protein Foods

February 5, 2019 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: General Information, Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Health Canada released a new Canada’s Food Guide last month, which likely isn’t news to you since it received a large amount of media coverage across all platforms.

This blog post is the first in a series of four posts about Canada’s new Food Guide, which was released by Health Canada on January 22. Check back here each Tuesday for more information on our new dietary guidelines.

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The Benefits of Cooking with Your Toddler

June 5, 2018 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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The benefits of cooking with your toddler

Many toddlers and their caregivers struggle with periods of picky eating, and my brother and two-year-old niece are no exception. By the time meals and snacks are over, both are often frustrated. But what can you do if your toddler isn’t eating the meals and snacks you prepare? What if they ask for the same foods over and over again and a tantrum ensues if anything different happens? I’ve been asked these questions by many parents, including my brother. Here’s what I’ve told them.

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