Birthday party snacks can be awesome, and healthy

Five ways to reduce the sugar spirals and keep the party hopping  By Karen Kerr, registered holistic nutritional constant Kids love their birthdays. My daughter starts planning her party months in advance. In a child’s little lifetime, it’s a big deal and worth the time and energy it takes us to plan, organize, shop, set […]

Little Dippers

Fun finger foods for your spring festivities Recipes by Chef Andrew FarrellPhotos by Bruce Murray/VisionFire Easter is perhaps the sweetest holiday of the year but too many chocolate bunnies, mini eggs, and marshmallow chicks and you have the perfect ingredients for gooey meltdowns.  If you are trying to stave off the Easter weekend sugar crash […]

Booster shot

Give your child’s immune system a boost of good nutrition this winter By Karen Kerr, registered holistic nutritional consultant For the last 18 months, we’ve heard a lot about vaccines, masking and social distancing, and for good reason. There has been less — and in some cases, confusing — information on the importance of nutrition.  […]

Lunch Box Lessons

Pack in the life-skills By Karen Kerr, Registered Holistic Nutritional Consultant Happy Back to School to all of you tired and frazzled parents. Summer is a glorious time of year, but it can often be hectic with planning activities, extra laundry and kids being off their normal schedules.  I look forward to the beginning of […]

Stop feeding diet culture

Serving up healthy attitudes for our children  By Crystal Murray Recently I talked with a couple friends about a diet plan one of them was following. One had lost a few pounds and said she really didn’t have trouble keeping to the plan. There were lots of recipes, she never felt hungry, and she liked […]

Sinjin Moser and his mother Nichole eat mac n' cheese

Beyond mac n’ cheese

Mother and son dig into a vegan lifestyle together By Crystal Murray Sinjin Moser makes a mean vegan mac n’ cheese.  The 15-year-old, who attends Auburn High School in Cole Harbour, went vegan a little over three years ago when his mother Nichole decided to embrace a plant-based life style. The change in his diet […]

Does your child need a probiotic?

Probiotics can be beneficial, if you use the right ones at the right time By Edwena Kennedy Probiotics seem to be everywhere: your sister is taking one daily to treat her bloating, your doctor may have recommended one for your colicky baby, and the yogurt aisle in the grocery store is screaming about all the […]

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