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Is your child’s weight grading your parenting?

Does your child's weight reflect poorly on your parenting skills?

Do You Know What Your Tween Is Not Eating?

SARAH noticed that her daughter Anne was leaving to go to the bathroom frequently during dinner. This act might have seemed like little more than a urinary tract infection were it not coupled with the performance that encompassed mealtime. “She was making a show of eating, but not much...

Learning to Live with Food Allergies

On an average day in late September 2003, in Pembroke, Ontario, Sabrina Shannon, 13, sat down to lunch in her high school cafeteria. Within minutes she was in the throes of a severe anaphylactic reaction, and died before staff could retrieve her EpiPen from her locker. The cause of...

Prevent diabetes later by eating better, sooner

Today it is reasonable to assume that there are perhaps 20,000 people in Canada under the age of 20 living with the disease. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Ask the dietitian: Staying healthy when eating drive-thru

Our family loves fast food, and quite frankly, we just don’t have time to cook every night. What choices should we make at those drive-thrus to stay healthy?

What Do You Want For Lunch?

ParentsCanada sent four kids loose in a grocery store (and to all shoppers that day, we're really sorry) to pick what they would like to take for the best lunch ever. Suprisingly, they all had some fruit in their lunches (even some veggies!), but most opted for the sugar rush...

Ask the dietician: How to read food nutrition labels

Standing reading each label before tossing it into your grocery cart can seem daunting. 

Choices you make can impact your child’s weight and health

Since the late 80s, the rate of obesity in youth 12 to 17 has tripled from three percent to nine percent.

Convince your kids to eat healthier

How to get your kids to give up the white stuff and making juice healthier.

The Big Cook

The Big Cook is the cooking concept of three Medicine Hat, Alberta moms – with 11 children between them – who swear that cooking en masse helps them stay sane. The idea is that you get together with a few friends to make hundreds of meals in a day...

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