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  • Ask a Dietitian: Are fibre-rich foods as important for kids as they are for adults?

    Ask a Dietitian: Are fibre-rich foods as important for kids as they are for adults?

    Including fibre may not only affect children’s health during childhood but it may help to prevent disease later in life.


  • Make Healthy Me Week a catalyst for change in your home

    Make Healthy Me Week a catalyst for change in your home

    A new survey of more than 1,500 ParentsCanada readers shows that almost three-quarters consider themselves role models for healthy living for their children. But many face challenges such as cost and lack of time when it comes to being active, eating well and managing a healthy lifestyle.


  • Balance your meals better with more fibre

    Balance your meals better with more fibre

    As a typical, busy parent, you’re on the go much of the time, shuttling kids from one activity to the next, taking care of errands, working and – if you’re lucky – playing, too. In all this hustle and bustle, your diet can suffer. And one of the first nutrients to feel the brunt is fibre.


  • Ask a Dietitian: What’s all the fuss about fermented foods?

    Ask a Dietitian: What’s all the fuss about fermented foods?

    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.


  • Superfood: Kefir

    Superfood: Kefir

    Kefir is a drink created by fermenting milk with live kefir grains. In the process, the kefir digests any bad bacteria in the milk and replaces it with good bacteria, resulting in a drink that has a similar taste to yogurt, but a thinner consistency.


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