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It Takes Two to Make a Thing Go Right

February 16, 2012 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags: breastfeeding, parenting

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It Takes Two to Make a Thing Go Right

When my mom walked in I was sitting on the edge of the bed sobbing, "I can't do this! It's too hard!"

"What's too hard?" she asked.

"The who-o-o-ole thing" I gasped.

My daughter was two weeks old and I was in a heightened state of emotion brought about by a difficult delivery, rampant post-partum hormones and sleep deprivation. It wasn't actually the "whole thing" that had me in crying convulsions; it was learning how to breastfeed.

Before my daughter's arrival, my husband and I had read about everything we wanted to do and be as parents and breastfeeding was at the top of my list. But, it seemed like no matter how hard I tried, I just couldn't figure it out and she wasn't gaining weight at the expected rate. I was terrified of ruining her. + MORE

Eating Together?

January 26, 2012 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags: Healthy Eating, new baby

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Eating Together?

My son is just a few weeks old now. Before his birth, it was difficult to imagine life as a new parent. Three weeks in, I can say parenthood is humbling. Despite the prenatal classes and advice of friends, family and complete strangers, I feel very much like a novice as I learn who he is and how to best meet his needs.

Life has changed. His priorities are now our priorities and we spend most of our time focussing on getting the essentials done. Our sleep, while ‘essential,' has also changed. It's now a word we use in air quotes when saying things like "what a great ‘sleep,' we must have strung together a good four hours between periods of feeding, changing and soothing him." + MORE

Back to School can be Done Better Together

September 14, 2011 by Kenton Delisle | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags: back to school, kids, teens

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Back to School can be Done Better Together

You have to pick up your daughter from school to take her to soccer, your son is at swimming lessons and your partner is working. The school year has begun and so have the added extracurricular activities. How can you make time to make sure everyone, including yourself, has time to eat at all, let alone has a chance to eat with other family members? You're not alone with this scenario. There are ways to not just get everyone ‘fed and watered,' but also share some time together.

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Healthy Eating at School Beyond the Lunch Bag

September 13, 2011 by Kenton Delisle | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags: back to school, children, lunch

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Healthy Eating at School Beyond the Lunch Bag

After lovingly packing a healthy and delicious lunch for little Andrea, including a surprise note inside that reminds her that you love her, she is off to her first day at the new school! But what happens when she actually gets to school? Does she eat her lunch on a crowded gym floor? Does she have time to eat or does she run off to play soccer with her half eaten tuna sandwich abandoned in her backpack?

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Making Difficult Choices Easier

September 6, 2011 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags: back to school, children, lunch

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Making Difficult Choices Easier

If you are a parent busily trying to pack a lunch for your child before they head out to school you are probably looking for foods that are quick to assemble, healthy, food safe and most importantly something they will eat. Ready-to-eat packaged foods are hard to beat in terms of convenience - but how do you know if they are healthy?

You might already know about reading food labels, but it can still be difficult to determine which packaged foods are healthier choices for kids. The Brand Name Food List can help you. This online database contains over 4,500 ready-to-eat packaged foods that have been reviewed and scored by Registered Dietitians using the nutrient criteria in the Guidelines for Food and Beverage Sales in BC Schools. + MORE

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