Kids Eat Smart Foundation | 2013/February

Monthly Archives: February 2013

A quick fix for Mondays

Errr…..another Monday! I barely got myself out the door this morning, let alone prepped anything for supper tonight…. Just in case anyone else is in the same boat, I’ll share one of my favourite quick weeknight fixes for my family – it is easy to prepare and gets even easier when you enlist the kids

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How to get your kid to eat more fruits and vegetables

How much is enough fruits and veggies for my child? How can I get more fruits and veggies in my child’s diet? These are among the most common questions I get asked from moms. Most often I’ll encourage moms to try different fruits and veggies at every meal with their kids and try them in

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Choosing the best snacks to fill little bellies

When it comes to our children, we all try to ensure that they are getting the most nutritional bang for the buck during meals, but sometimes it can be more of a challenge when it comes to snacktime. These are many reasons healthy and nutritious snacks can be either just as important as meal time

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February 18 , 2013 / Posted by admin / Uncategorized / ,  / 1 Comment

Setting a good example when eating out with the family

Enjoying the many new and delicious restaurants around town is something my family enjoys doing on a regular basis. Sometimes it can seem overwhelming to look at the many different options on pages and pages of menus at these restaurants. Small changes and requests to the menu items can help curb those extra calories we

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Breakfast from around the world

Have you ever wondered what people in other parts of the world eat for breakfast? Seeing all of the coverage this morning of the meteor that passed over Russia as they were on their way to work, it made me wonder about the Russian breakfast routine. Here’s what I learned: “Russians usually have an early

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School-friendly snacks to share for Valentine’s Day

Sugar overload on any holiday is easy, but Valentine’s Day is one that is particularly heavy on sweets and giant heart-shaped boxes of chocolate. On top of being the month of love, February is also Heart Month—so what better way to show your tiny tots you love them than by showing them desserts can be

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Preparing for the work week ahead

Eating healthy all week long doesn’t have to be a chore. Just like doing your laundry to make sure you have clean clothes, the key is preparation and can become a productive habit. I like to take the weekend – usually Sundays – to prepare things in bulk to use throughout the week as easy grab and

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Keeping the snack attack on track

Smart snacking is an important part of a healthy diet because it helps kids get the nutrients they need to keep going throughout the day. However, when you hear the call “I’m hungry!” echo through the house, it is tempting to sacrifice nutrition in the name of quick and easy. Balance is the key –

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Why are some kids picky eaters?

Many children are picky eaters, which can be frustrating when trying to introduce new foods. As a child, Mom and Dad wouldn’t let me or my brothers and sister get up from the table until we had finished off our vegetables – and I tell you, sometimes we were so stubborn, we were there for

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February 4 , 2013 / Posted by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Research supports good eating = good thinking

Common sense says that we get better results with better fuel, and research provides the data to back it up. A project by the Toronto District School Board, ‘Feeding Our Future: The First and Second-Year Evaluation’ (March 2012) showed that 78 per cent of grade 10 students who ate morning meals on most days were

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