Why frozen vegetables might be better for you in the winter

January 20, 2018

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:

These parenting moves make the difference for kids’ screen time

January 9, 2019

A recent study found that kids’ screen use is intricately linked to the screen habits modeled by their parents.

The gift of cooking: five fun and healthy recipe books for kids

December 16, 2018

Research suggests cooking can help your child establish healthy habits. As nutrition researchers and dietitians, we can offer you many good reasons for engaging kids in the kitchen.

Bonnie Stern talks home cooking and family meals

December 1, 2016

Bonnie Stern is one of Canada’s most popular food personalities. She has studied and taught cooking around the world, authored 12 bestselling cookbooks, hosted three national cooking shows, and appears regularly on various television and radio shows across Canada.

Sweet tooth? Kids may choose snacks based on genetics behind taste buds: study

February 27, 2018

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.

Study says dads are key to raising healthy eaters

June 16, 2017

If you are a mom who’s struggling to feed a picky eater, it might be time for Dad to intervene.

The role of fathers in the diet, activity, and weight of their children

June 23, 2017

Elie Chamoun, a PhD Candidate working with the GFHS, was interviewed in french by Radio-Canada host Patricia Sauzede-Bilodeau about the role that fathers play in their children’s dietary intake, physical activity and weight.

More Canadians using meals kits to change their cooking habits

December 13, 2017

Meal-kit companies offer consumers a menu of ready-to-prepare dishes that are typically marketed as easy to make, healthy and delicious.

Massive U of Guelph health study recruiting hundreds of local families

July 18, 2017

Researchers at the University of Guelph are looking for hundreds of families with young children to take part in a study that will follow the health of those families for years, or even decades, to come.

Kids follow father’s eating habits, study shows

June 21, 2017

According to the Guelph Family Health Study, kids mimic Dad’s eating habits more than Mom’s.

Is your child a picky eater? Five ways to fun and healthy mealtimes

December 5, 2017

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

October 30, 2017

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.