Running is a sport that’s easily accessible to all. No doubt this is one of the reasons why it’s hugely popular. And many parents have even told me how much they are bonding with their kid(s) since they started running together as a family. Other parents have several questions about children practicing this sport. For […]
Eating is a very important act of socialization in our lives. For example, dining together as a family has many health benefits. Not only is the food on the table often more nutritious than a meal eaten alone, such habits also encourage family bonding.
According to WHO (World Health Organization), obesity has doubled worldwide since the 1980s and now affects 35% of adults, and 7% of children. 30% of kids in America are obese as against 27% in Portugal and 15% in France. The governments of the most affected countries are trying implement measures designed to curb this explosion […]
Children should start by learning basic cooking skills and build their way up. Use these age-specific guidelines to help your little chef succeed in the kitchen. Don’t forget to go over safety rules and explain what they can and cannot touch. It’s also important to show them how to safely use equipment.
At age 10-12, don’t be surprised if your son starts eating more — a lot more — with the onset of puberty. More servings of each food group in Canada’s Food Guide are recommended beginning at age nine, as shown in this chart:
Meals that kids enjoy: This is what every parent dreams of. No more arguments, tears, pulling faces or vegetables shoved to the edge of the plate. “Impossible, unless we give in to junk food or monotony” did you say? And yet, we can combine good food with pleasure and comfort, even among young children. It […]
Issue Summer is here, and more people are cooking outside to take advantage of the sunshine and the warm temperatures. But the hot, humid weather, coupled with more difficult access to refrigeration or washing facilities, creates the perfect conditions for the rapid growth of bacteria on food. Every year in Canada, roughly one in eight […]
The frequency of diabetes is rising around the world, and studies are showing children are at increasing risk of developing the disease. About 350 million people worldwide have the illness, a number likely to more than double in the next 20 years. Over time, diabetes can damage the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys and nerves […]