Entries by childhoodobesityfoundation

Fermented Food

We’ve all heard about fermented food but what is it, why is it good for us and should it be something to prioritize? Let’s answer all of those questions! Fermentation is a process where healthy microbes are added to a food ingredient to transform it into a new food. We do this for reasons of […]

Thai Salad

The flavours of this dressing are fantastic and make any veggies, protein and noodles or rice a sensation! It’s so good, consider making a double-batch for another salad next week or use half the dressing as a marinade for baked or grilled tofu, shrimp or chicken and roasted veggies like peppers and eggplant.  Dressing Yield: […]

Family Cycling

The start of summer activities during a pandemic looks a little different than usual, with less vacation possibilities, summer camps and team sports. Rather than focus on what you can’t do this summer, take the opportunity to try a new activity as a family or visit a new spot close to home. Cycling as a […]

The Best Dessert!

Want a fresh, summery dessert you can feel good about putting on the table every day and even eat it alongside your meal? Well wait no longer, it is local fruit season!! Here’s a list of local fruit we grow in British Columbia and ways to dish it up in fun new ways. Of course, […]

Knowing your ingredients

We’ve all heard about the need to read labels to help make the best choices at the grocery store, but what exactly are we looking for and how do we interpret that information? The first thing to note is that not all foods require a label and these include single ingredient items like fruit, vegetables, […]

Kid-Made Quesadilla

Quesadillas are a great recipe to start children making, as early as 7 or 8 years old, and they work well for lunch, snacks or dinner. Using black or refried beans adds a dose of plant-based protein, iron and fibre which will keep kids satisfied longer. They can be made on the stove top or […]

Kids Can Cook!

It can be easy to quickly pack kids’ lunches before rushing to get ready for work or set children up with a screen or potentially their homework while we make dinner. Although we can save time by doing all the food preparation ourselves, we lose out on engaging kids in the kitchen and helping them […]

Meet the Team!

Generation Health would not be the fantastic program it is without the hard work of our incredible team members who support families on their health journey. Let’s meet a few of them: What’s your role with the Generation Health Program? Carol: My role with Generation health is Program Coordinator and Group Facilitator for the Victoria/Westshore […]

Med Spread

Eating like they do in countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea has been shown to have positive effects on chronic disease risk and mental health. The Mediterranean diet is founded in a daily abundance of vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, legumes, olive oil and unrefined grains. They also add seafood, poultry, cheese and yogurt a few times […]

We All Have Mental Health

Mental health is one’s state of psychological and emotional well-being and it’s always in flux. We all have days when we’re feeling stressed, anxious or depressed and that is part of mental health. Many of us may have more prolonged periods of anxiety or depression where we need support to cope with these common conditions. […]