Want happier family mealtimes? Stop serving your kids.

Yup, you heard me. I led a parent workshop last night, titled “Peas and Harmony.” The goal of the program was to share simple strategies and practical tips for raising happy, healthy eaters, and for minimizing mealtime stress (if you’d like to have me come and speak to your group, just click here and we’ll be in touch.) The dialogue last night got me thinking. In every...
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Pushing Produce

Is shamelessly marketing fruit and vegetables a good idea? Can Nick Jonas convince your kid to love broccoli anyways? Perhaps by now you’ve heard of the FNV campaign. It’s a heavy-hitting, big budget marketing blitz, about to be launched in the US; an initiative from the Partnership for a Healthier America. It’s the first time that the brains and the bucks behind junk-food style advertising have...
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The Power of Soup -and the only recipe you need!

  Brr! There’s a chill in the air around here, and it’s been drizzling on and off for several days. To me, that only means one thing: SOUP! Maybe you’ve started to notice a trend developing. This isn’t the first soup recipe I’ve posted in the past few weeks, and I promise, it won’t be the last!   I’ve mentioned before that I’m a huge believer...
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For healthier weight for the whole family, eat here!

You thought I was going to tell you about the latest new restaurant, didn’t you?  Nope.  Save your budget and sit down with your family at your very own table and you’re all much more likely to have a healthy weight status. That’s the news from a recent study conducted at the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab.  The researchers looked at the relationship between every day...
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Don’t Let Halloween Scare You! How To Make The Holiday A Happy One For Parents Too

Boo! It’s almost here! The holiday that kids look forward to for 364 days each year, and the one that many parents dread with the same level of anticipation.  Not only do you have to come up with costumes for your little goblins and craft a masterpiece jack-o-lantern; these days the pressure’s on to decorate your house to be the envy of the neighbourhood; to send the coolest snacks...
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