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How Healthy Bodies Promote Healthy Minds
We all know that a nutritious diet and an active lifestyle are incredibly important for child’s physical health, but did you know that your child’s diet and fitness can also have an impact on their mental health? That’s right, eating well and exercising doesn’t just lead to improved physical fitness and health, it also helps
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Healthy Holiday Treats
The holidays are just around the corner. Perhaps your celebrations have already started, which means ‘tis the season for presents, laughter, and those tasty holiday treats. From the delicious desserts to the seasonal favourites that only come once a year, it is easy to get caught up in the holiday fun and completely forgo those
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Nutritious Halloween Treats
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Halloween? For most, it’s costumes, scary movies, candy, pumpkins, and Trick or Treating! A favourite holiday for children and adults alike, Halloween is one of the best holidays to dress up and indulge in treats you may not be able to
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Healthiest Foods to Barbeque With Your Child
Summer is here and you know what that means – barbeque season! This is a new way to get children to try foods they may have rejected in the past. While a child may have rejected shrimp linguini, barbequed shrimp skewers might provide a new avenue for a child. Whether you and your children are
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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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March is Nutrition Month!
This March, the Dietitians of Canada are promoting Nutrition Month with the theme of Eating 9 to 5, which means eating healthy at work! For us at Childventures, this means eating healthy at school too! The nutrition program at Childventures is structured to both provide our students with the healthiest options as well as teaching
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Building Healthy Habits
In order to build healthy habits, young children should be given the opportunity to try plenty of nutritious food options. This means trying a variety of new foods, returning to foods young children have previously rejected, and also limiting unhealthy options.   A new study shows that children with healthier diets growing up are those
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