Veg-ucate your kids with a garden


Ask any parent what foods kids want and what foods kids need, and they'll tell you the two rarely meet. In most cases, hot dogs trump tomatoes and animal crackers buck broccoli, causing many parents to wonder what they can do. But with summ...

Home economics lessons for bargain hunters


Consumers seek to control spending during a recession despite limitless supermarket temptations.  It’s easy to get distracted from a shopping list. 

Fuel up on nutritious snacks


Lifestyle demands have changed the way we eat.  Snacking is on the rise as 84 per cent of Canadians admit to eating between meals....

Festive feasting - how to keep it healthy


The holiday season is a wonderful time, but it can also be challenging for parents who have been working hard all year to ensure that their children are eating healthily. If you’re one of these parents, you’re right to be concerned!...

A healthy guide to party season


Is this really possible or is it just another oxymoron?  Healthy eating during the upcoming holiday season is absolutely possible and, like anything else, in order to succeed you need to do some planning. 

Greening your grocery shopping


Full disclosure: I’ve been known to head to the grocery store intent on buying locally-grown organic zucchini only to come home with a box of Lucky Charms. To paraphrase an old adage, the road to hell can arguably be paved with green inte...

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