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Selling Fruits and Veggies: A Healthy Way to Raise Money for Schools

August 23, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags:

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Selling fruits and veggies: a healthy way to raise money for schools

The Fresh to You Fundraiser is a program offered in the fall that supports fundraising initiatives at BC schools while promoting healthy food choices. 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.

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Picture of a Balanced Diet

April 5, 2016 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags:

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Picture a balanced diet with Canada's Eat Well Plate

You’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.

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Small Space Herb, Veggie and Fruit Garden Ideas

March 22, 2016 by Adrienne Ngai, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags:

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Small Space Herb, Veggie and Fruit Garden ideas

Do you live in a small space without access to a garden but 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. There are clean and space saving options that connect you to your green thumb and allow you instant access to fresh herbs, veggies or fruits.

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Should I Avoid the “Dirty Dozen” Vegetables and Fruit?

February 23, 2016 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition, Vegetables and Fruit | Tags:

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Should I Avoid the “Dirty Dozen” Vegetables and Fruit?

The Environmental Working Group’s yearly list of the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen vegetables and fruit have helped raise awareness about pesticide residues on produce purchased in the United States. But what, if anything, does this mean for Canadian shoppers when it comes to choosing fruit and veggies?

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Tend a Garden, Save on Groceries

February 2, 2016 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags:

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How to garden to save money on groceries

Chances 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. Whether the result of; droughts in distant growing regions or the falling value of the Canadian dollar, rising food prices are being felt by families all across the province.

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