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Ask Dr. Marla: Is there a preferred brand of whole milk for one-year-olds?

Question: Is there a specific brand of whole milk that is preferred over others for one-year-olds, or are all brands filtered the same way? Answer: To answer your question I turned to the Dairy Farmers of Canada who taught me about some of the filtration processes available. Microfiltration is a low pressure driven...

5 Ways to get kids to eat their meals

Baby and toddler expert Rosemary Greisman’s shares with us her top five tips on to get kids to eat their meals: Sit down for meals at set times and limit distractions. Offer two meal choices (based on options you want them to...

My daily song and dance: Getting children to eat during mealtimes

If parents model good behaviour of sitting down and eating meals, your children will follow.

Tips for taming the ravenous eater

It's better for your child's health that they don't gobble down their food. Here are some tips to get them to slow down during meal time.

When your child wants to eat everything in sight

Parents know childhood obesity is on the rise. But what do you do if your kid’s appetite is impossible to satisfy?

International Food

It’s never too early to introduce your kids to international foods. Whet their appetites for culinary adventures. There’s a misconception that young kids don’t like strongly flavoured foods, but as long as a dish is not too spicy, there’s a whole world of cuisine waiting to be experienced. Another myth...

Ask Dr. Marla: Powdered Milk vs. Whole Cow’s Milk

We are moving to Canada from Europe with our one-year-old baby. She drinks powdered milk (but doesn’t have any allergies). Do you know anything about powdered milks in Canada? Here in Europe she drinks Milupa Aptamil but as far as I know from a search on the Internet there...

Getting Kids Hooked on Fish

Getting kids hooked on fish can be tricky, but with these recipes, they’re sure to take the bait When it comes to power food, fish hits the mother lode: white fish are very low in fat and calories and an excellent source of protein; oilier fish are full of omega-3...

Whining and Dining

It never fails; your sweet, wellbehaved toddler waits until the nice family night at the restaurant to self-implode. Your meal is ruined and chances are you’ve ruined the evening of those glaring restaurant patrons too. Avoid crying into the spilt milk by planning ahead. The most effective way to...

What’s for Dinner?

Your toddler’s appetite may change from meal to meal and from day to day. Control the foods you give your child, but let her decide how much to eat. As a rule, give your child one-quarter to onethird of the adult portion size, or one tablespoon of a food...

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