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Kitchen Makeover: Healthy Eating Starts in the Kitchen

November 3, 2015 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian

The path to healthier eating begins in your kitchen. Get started with a kitchen makeover.

Winter Squash is Back on the Menu! Part 2

September 30, 2015 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian

Winter squash season is here. The weather is getting cooler and it’s time to add hearty roasted squash and squash-based soups, casseroles and custards to the family menu. From small to large, from green to gold. Here’s your guide on making the most of this seasonal delight.

Winter Squash is Back on the Menu! Part 1

September 29, 2015 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian

Winter squash come in a dazzling number of varieties. They vary widely in size, colour, shape and flavour. Learn all about the colourful squash making appearances at local grocery stores and farmer’s market.

Vitamin D: Is Your Child Getting Enough? Part 2

September 1, 2015 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian

Is your child getting enough vitamin D? In the fall and winter months we don’t make as much vitamin D because we have less skin exposure to the sun’s UVB rays. Read on to learn more about how to help your child meet their daily needs.

Vitamin D: Is Your Child Getting Enough? Part 1

August 25, 2015 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian

What does cod liver oil have to do with bone health and why was a spoonful of this fishy oil a part of daily life for many children of earlier generations? Read on to find out.

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