Entries by childhoodobesityfoundation

Back to School

The end of a relaxing summer and the start back into September routine can be a stressful time for all of us, and likely more so this year due to the pandemic. School is going to look a little different in 2020 and that may be causing some uncertainty and anxiety for many children, not […]

Kiss & Make Up Day

August 25th might not be the national day to celebrate your favourite sweet treat, but it’s certainly an important day. National Kiss and Make Up Day is all about putting aside your differences and resolving any conflicts with your family, friends or colleagues. Well, you don’t have to kiss your colleagues! According to the Mayo […]

Better Burgers!

Eating beef burgers on white buns slathered in condiments like mayonnaise and ketchup should be reserved for the occasional summer treat. A better burger can be eaten much more frequently! Swap the refined buns for whole grain and try healthier condiments like avocado, sauerkraut or a simple slaw. Opt for portobello steaks, fish or seafood, […]

Eat to beat the heat!

Eating in the summer looks so different than in any other season. For one, there is so much fresh, local produce available and nothing beats a juicy peach, plum or handful of berries as a snack. Secondly, many of our staple family meals, like soups, stews, curries, stir-fries and hot pasta dishes, just don’t appeal […]

The Best Bedtime Snacks

What we eat in the evening can impact our quality of sleep by influencing the production of serotonin, one of the key chemical messengers (neurotransmitter) involved in sleep. If you eat dinner late, a bedtime snack may be unnecessary, but if dinner happened at 5 or 6pm, then it is common to feel a little […]

Rest is Best!

In the summer, it is so easy to get out of routine, especially when it comes to sleep. With the longer daylight hours, it can be challenging to get kids to bed early. And if there’s no need to rush out the door to work in the morning, it can be tempting to sleep in. […]

Whole Grain Zucchini Muffins

It’s the time of summer where local zucchini is dominating gardens, markets and grocery stores. Besides making zoodles, stuffed or grilled zucchini or dehydrating into chips, zucchini is a great addition to baking as it provides so much moisture. Consider making a double-batch of these healthy, whole grain muffins to freeze some for easy snacks […]

Happy Book Lover’s Day!

A family that reads together, feeds (their minds) together! Summer is a great time to relax with a good book—whether on the deck, at the beach or around the campfire. And it is a very peaceful activity to do as a family.  Start young! Reading to children from the earliest age can set them up […]

Summer Pasta

What better way to celebrate fresh local tomatoes and basil than piling them onto pasta? Using the hot summer sun to gently warm the tomatoes, herbs and oil is such a fun thing for children to participate in! Just be sure to only leave it for an hour, keep it covered from critters and don’t […]