The Kids Eat Smart (KES) Foundation NL is thrilled children are back to school and back to breakfast. For many KES Clubs, breakfast time may look a little different this year. Where children once served themselves in cafeterias and sat with their friends to eat, children are now being served in cohorts, often in their […]
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As March draws to a close and Nutrition Month 2020 ends, I thought it fitting to reflect on this year’s nutrition month theme – MORE THAN FOOD. This theme was meant to get us thinking not only about the food we eat but about how and why we eat. Food is often what brings us […]
The age of your child will determine what they can do to help in the kitchen. Matching their skill level with cooking duties will help instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. It is also a great way to teach them about nutrition and food safety. It also provides an opportunity to teach subjects, such […]
Whether you have toddlers or teenagers, cooking with your kids can be a fun-filled way to spend quality time together. It also provides great teaching opportunities. From the science of baking soda to the social importance of working together to achieve a common goal, cooking is MORE THAN FOOD. Here are some other teaching moments […]
As we continue to celebrate this year’s Nutrition Month theme MORE THAN FOOD, you can find more inspiration for cooking with friends and family at Cookspiration. Cookspiration is an amazing online recipe resource developed by dietitians that will help you create meal plans. It will even create a shopping list for you. One of Cookspiration’s […]
Nutrition Month has been celebrated by the dietetic profession for over 30 years. The goal for Nutrition Month is to create awareness about the importance of healthy eating. It places emphasis on dietitians as the most importance source of reliable nutrition information. This year’s Nutrition Month theme is MORE THAN FOOD. As we discussed in […]
In nature, grains grow as whole grains. Whole grains are the entire seed of the plant, which includes the bran, endosperm and germ. The bran is the outer protective layer of the grain. It contains fibre, B vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. The endosperm is the seed found under the bran layer. It contains carbohydrate, protein, […]
Whether it is in a bottle, tube, cup, or your favorite smoothie, yogurt is a very common healthy breakfast food. As a good source of calcium and protein, it is great for bone health. An essential part of yogurt making is the addition of good bacteria that breaks down sugar in milk to other substances. […]
Valentines Day will soon be here. As we plan to decorate our classrooms, offices and homes in red, why not think about all the healthy red food we can eat for breakfast or snack. Red fruit and vegetables are packed with powerful antioxidants, such as lycopene and anthocyanin. These antioxidants are not only good for […]
Smoothies are a quick and healthy breakfast that many of us drink. However, smoothies don’t always have to be put in a cup. You can change things up by putting smoothies in a bowl and adding additional toppings, like granola, dried berries and seeds. This not only adds additional flavour but more energy, fibre, vitamins, […]