Category: Nutrition

Why doggies are like veggies

Did you know it may take up to 8-10 times to like a new food? It is all about exposure. This is what we tell parents of picky eaters. I learned this lesson myself with a four legged friend. You … Continue reading

Incorporating fruits and veggies at meal time

How many fruits and vegetables do we have at this meal? I enjoy asking our boys this question at meal time. It’s fun counting how many we are eating from our Happy Box. We are capitalizing on the fresh seasonal … Continue reading

5 tips to stop overeating

I have had several parents recently ask me this question: “How can I help my child stop overeating?” From what I am hearing from these parents, their child does not know their satiety level, or when they are full from … Continue reading

How to teach your kids to read food labels

Our oldest, Patrick, is studying the digestive system in school.  One of the last school projects is to create a sample fast food meal, complete a nutrient analysis (simple at this stage – looking at the food labels) and evaluate … Continue reading

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