Rosie Schwartz, RD, a Toronto-based consulting dietitian and author, operates a nutrition counselling practice as well as writes about nutrition and healthy eating. She is also frequently called on by the media, both print and broadcast, for her perspective on nutrition issues.
She, together with her husband, raised two girls who offered all the usual feeding challenges –or maybe even more as they had to try her new recipes as they grew up.
Family meals are indeed key for good health, both physical and mental. After all, it is an opportunity for sharing the day’s events. The timing, though, may be a problem.
If your kid seems to be able to tolerate some dairy products but not others, here's what to do.
Eating more produce packed with nutrients and assorted health-promoting compounds offers a variety of perks including easier weight management and a decreased likelihood of developing many chronic diseases.
Not only have the suggested foods changed, but also when to begin feeding solids.
A plant-forward diet is about the movement towards including more plant-based foods and fewer animal ones in your everyday eating.
For children two and under, whole dairy milk is definitely recommended but for the rest of us, youngsters included, eating less saturated fat is still advised.
Including fibre may not only affect children’s health during childhood but it may help to prevent disease later in life.
If a food has been pickled simply through the addition of vinegar, it is not fermented and there won’t be microbial benefits to be reaped.
The good news about pasta's nutritional benefits – especially since youngsters do love their noodles – is that there are plenty.
Are their nutritional needs are being met?
Registered Dietitian Rosie Schwartz weighs in.
As scientists understand more about dietary cholesterol, eggs are no longer a no-no.
For many of us, pop culture has become a guide for healthy living.
Advocates of this eating style say that man is not genetically suited to these modern day foods.
Balanced menus can make a huge difference in well-being and productivity, both for kids and parents alike.
Research confirms that artificial food dyes can negatively affect some children’s behaviour, but labelling in Canada is slow to catch up.
Recent studies may claim the morning meal isn't that important, but a balanced breakfast still comes out on top.
Protein is a hot topic nowadays, especially as countless people shy away from carbs.
With the huge variety of breads on supermarket shelves, many of us are left wondering which to choose.
Cooking outside is a hallmark of summer, but make sure you do it safely.
Follow your gut for the path to good health.
Teaching kids cooking skills is key to healthy eating for life.
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Though the aroma of a pot of homemade soup simmering on the stove is always enticing, it can be intimidating for many cooks to prepare. But homemade soups need not eat up hours of kitchen time. In fact, they don’t even require much in the way of culinary know-how. There are plenty of shortcuts to get them on your table so your family can reap an assortment of health benefits.
A balanced approach to carbs – or sugars – is good for your whole family.
Vitamin D may be the hardest working nutrient around.
Taking a road trip? Don’t forget the hamper!
Can raising a picky eater be avoided? You can try.
Get to know whether organic or non-organic food choices make a difference for you.
Put these affordable nutritional powerhouses on your plate.
During the holidays especially - when routines tend to shift and yummy treats abound - eating between meals can become a habit.
Sometimes finding solutions to nutritional challenges can be difficult, but most often they’re not as tough as many parents think.
Food-borne illness doesn’t always spring to mind when you're thinking about fruits and veggies.
The potential consequences of skipping breakfast are much more far reaching than most people realize.
Are your kids getting enough liquids?
Sugar has recently slid from its status as mere dietary demon to a major contributor to what ails our society, accroding to a recent journal.
Are you one of the growing number of meat-eating families with a youngster who suddenly shuns…
Do bread and other grain products tie your tummy in knots? Gluten may be the culprit.