Five tips to manage screen time this summer
Many parents wonder – how much screen time is too much, and how can we manage it?
How fish may reduce your child’s breast cancer risk
Exposure to omega-3 fatty acids during a child’s early years may play a role in reducing breast cancer risk later in life.
Dads need to play a greater role in preventing childhood obesity says study
Fathers play a key role in influencing their child’s diet, physical activity and screen time, yet they are rarely targeted in family-based efforts to prevent childhood obesity, according to a recent study that should serve as a “wake-up call.”
Dietary salt, the silent killer: how much is too much?
Most Canadians eat at least double the daily adequate intake of sodium. And, shockingly, 93 per cent of children aged four to eight exceed Health Canada’s Tolerable Upper Intake Level.
Sweet tooth? Kids may choose snacks based on genetics behind taste buds: study
Whether a preschooler has a sweet tooth, is partial to snacks rich in fat, or has an aversion to bitter vegetables like broccoli could be linked to genetics, researchers suggest.
Why frozen vegetables might be better for you in the winter
It’s no secret that shopping for fruits and vegetables in the frozen aisle can significantly lower your grocery bill. And the frozen stuff is good for you. Read the full article here: https://globalnews.ca/news/3966054/frozen-fresh-vegetables-fruits/
Commercials are selling teens on junk food – to the tune of 520 extra snacks a year
A new study from the UK showed young people who stream or watch a lot of TV with ads were likely to consume significantly more takeout meals and sugary drinks.
More Canadians using meals kits to change their cooking habits
Meal-kit companies offer consumers a menu of ready-to-prepare dishes that are typically marketed as easy to make, healthy and delicious.
Is your child a picky eater? Five ways to fun and healthy mealtimes
Non-compliance at mealtimes can be stressful for parents. However, research shows that independence at mealtimes is completely appropriate for children as they learn to discriminate based on newly recognized qualities of foods such as taste, texture, presentation and familiarity.
How to avoid a Halloween sugar disaster
For many parents, it’s the haul of gummy worms, licorice, chocolate bars and other high-sugar candies that their kids bring home – not the ghouls and zombies – that is terrifying about Halloween.