As a mom dietitian I’m a huge advocate for teaching children to cook, involving them in meal planning and grocery shopping. Although you may not want another gadget, kitchen gadgets like pasta makers are great to get kids involved!
Connection: This post appeared originally on FaithFul Eating Food is much more than nourishment. Sharing food is also about human connection. Some of my favourite memories are sharing meals with friends and family. Like many families we have a very busy schedule with my husband’s irregular working hours and my boy’s swimming schedule so mealtimes […]
My Favourite thing: “Build Your Own” Meals I have a family of 5 with very different taste preferences. When preparing meals I do not cater our menu to please everyone because I feel continuing to expose children to different food (even if they don’t particularly like it) is important. Food exposure is beneficial because it […]
From Sherene Sieben, BSc, RDSpecialty: Meal Planning, Disordered Eating, and Pediatric/Family Nutrition I love quinoa for many reasons, but I don’t think any of them are nutritional! I do not eat quinoa thinking to myself….”I am eating a gluten-free ancient grain with some of the essential amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein!”. I […]
Tweens and teens have some of the poorest health habits of all age groups in the country. Considering many adolescents have not yet developed chronic diseases adults are facing, they can fly under the radar. An absence of high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol levels, high blood sugars or weight issues doesn’t mean your tween or […]