Recipes

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: https://globalnews.ca/news/3966054/frozen-fresh-vegetables-fruits/

U of Guelph to run pilot project to tackle food waste concerns

December 5, 2019

A pilot program led by the University of Guelph aims to tackle the issue of food waste locally by educating residents on how best to shop for groceries, prepare meals and store food. Read the full article here: https://www.guelphmercury.com/news-story/9752003-u-of-guelph-to-run-pilot-project-to-tackle-food-waste-concerns/

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 Guelph Family Health Study receives $1.5 million to enhance food literacy research

August 28, 2019

The Guelph Family Health Study has received a $1.5-million gift from The Helderleigh Foundation to promote food literacy and help raise a healthier generation less prone to chronic disease.

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.

Reduce your food waste to save money, boost health and reduce CO2 emissions

September 24, 2019

Research shows that the average Canadian household generates about three kilograms (or almost six pounds) of avoidable food waste per week. While the statistics are concerning, the good news is that families can take simple steps to prevent food waste. Read our top four tips for preventing household food waste.

New food waste cookbook from Guelph researchers offers tips on what to do with not-so-great produce

September 30, 2019

The Guelph Family Health Study has released a cookbook called Rock What You’ve Got: Recipes for Preventing Food Waste. The new, free cookbook is aimed at helping people curb the amount of food they throw in the garbage. Read the full article here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/food-waste-cookbook-university-guelph-1.5300027

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.