Monthly Archives: March 2013

Hopping into a Healthy Easter

The tradition of giving eggs at Easter is what Easter’s all about! To celebrate the arrival of Spring, presents of eggs — a symbol of birth — were given, wrapped in gold leaf. Today, that tradition has turned into giving chocolate eggs, candy and treats. As with all holidays we always need to remember everything […]

Washing vegetables

Food Safety in the Kitchen

Kids Eat Smart Foundation knows that safety is extremely important when handling food and aims to educate volunteers in food safety practices. If food is not safe it can cause people to become very sick. Food Safety is the practice of proper handling and storage of food to prevent food borne illness. Food borne Illness […]

Road Trip

Packing healthy for family road trips

Spring break is just upon us and for many families that means road trips! Road trips to the family cabin or to go and see Nanny and Poppy around the bay for Easter Break are traditions for many families in Newfoundland and Labrador. But the long drives, full as they are of inventive games and […]

Celebrating Dietitian’s Day!

Once a year, a special day is dedicated to all dietitians across Canada. It celebrates dietitians as health care professionals, committed to using their specialized knowledge and skills in food and nutrition to improve the health of Canadians. Today, March 20, 2013 marks the fourth anniversary of Dietitians Day. It spotlights the profession and reminds […]

Meeting your family’s different food needs

Elderly parent? Picky toddler? Newly declared vegetarian teen? Food allergy? When shopping for family members with different health needs or preferences, it helps to plan ahead. Plan menus and grocery lists together. Include food options that everyone can enjoy. Look at cookbooks, magazines or websites for meal ideas that meet your needs. At the grocery […]

Five fantastic foods for your pantry all year round

I know that fresh vegetables and fruit are not always available or affordable. Canned and frozen foods can be healthy too. Be sure to keep an eye out for lower sodium items and opt to pick items packed in water rather than in syrup or juices. Plus, when they are on special, it’s a great […]

Stir the sauce

Quick tips for cooking @ home

Prepare more meals from scratch with good-for-you ingredients. Healthy eating doesn’t have to be complicated; nutritious convenience foods, such as frozen fruit, ready-to-go salads and pre-chopped vegetables, offer simple shortcuts. Cooking from scratch allows you to control exactly what and how much of an ingredient you include in your family meals. Tips for Cooking @ Home: If […]