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Category: Wellness Wednesday
The Importance of Family Time
Upon becoming a parent, your focus inherently shifts to doing all the right things and making all the right decisions in order to raise a happy, well-developed child. Between making choices as small as what your child will wear each day, to as large as whom you will trust with your child’s health, growth, and
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Protecting Your Family Against Cold Season
Winter has arrived once again, which means cold season has arrived as well. During this time of year, it seems as though we all take turns feeling under the weather, which means the cycle of being sick can get passed around your work, your child’s daycare, and even your family. We all dread being sick.
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Development Milestones: Your Infant’s Motor Skills
In the first 12 months of your child’s life, development happens very quickly. Since everything is so new for your infant, you can expect them to be reaching new development milestones almost every month. A prominent milestone for infants, one that is sure to keep you on your toes for years to come, is the
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Practicing Food Safety with Your Child
Cooking with your children can be fun as well as teach them a great deal about healthy eating. It’s also important to teach them how to practice safe food handling. The Basics Hot temperatures usually kill bacteria, while cold temperatures prevent them from multiplying. This means when food is kept at temperatures between 4 °C
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Children, Television and Nutrition
Children, television and nutrition; how are these three seemingly separate things linked? Research indicates that advertising on television has the power to influence the long-term relationship children have with nutrition. It does this by influencing their taste preferences and promoting unhealthy food. Food Preferences  One of the ways television influences a child’s relationship with nutrition
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The Benefits of Breastfeeding
According to sources such as EatRight Ontario, breastfeeding is the best choice for your infant and it can benefit them in many ways. Breast milk is designed by your body specifically for your baby, meaning it contains the perfect amount of protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins, and minerals that your baby needs. It also develops with
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Appetite Slumps in Toddlers
We know that picky eating can be an issue for toddlers, but sometimes your child seems to like a variety of foods, but they still won’t eat. Sometimes children aren’t being picky eaters; they just never seem to have an appetite. Why? Appetite generally slows for children between 1-5 years old. Their rate of growth
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My Child is a Picky Eater, Now What?
The dreaded day has come – your child has begun to refuse to eat certain foods. They’re showing signs of picky eating and you want to show them that food is fun and that they should keep trying new things. Here are some of our favourite tips to get picky eaters eating! Get children involved
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How to Make Healthy and Multicultural Food Choices
When children are exposed to as many food options as possible from a young age, they are less likely to become picky eaters, more likely to choose nutritional options in the future, and become more accepting of cultural differences. One of the great benefits of living in Canada is exposure to great multicultural food options!
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Store-Bought vs Homemade Baby Food?
Both store-bought and homemade baby foods can be appropriate for your child. Whichever you choice you make, you can have the nutrients your child needs. Of course, the matter at hand is distinguishing whether the food you are providing for your child is nutritious or not. The first step in determining whether the food you
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