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Tips for Baby

Top Tips for a Healthy Baby

  • Exclusively breast-feed for your baby for six months.
  • Introduce solids at six months of age or when they show signs of being ready.
  • Use organic food.
  • Continue breast-feeding for as long as you are able to (at least 1 year, but age 2 is even better!)
  • Wait three days in between introducing new foods to make sure there is no adverse reaction.
  • Avoid foods that cause reactions in mom and dad.

Strategies for Healthy Eating

  • Give a wide variety of colourful steamed fruit and vegetable purees every day.
  • Try to make your own baby food. The taste is better and it may be easier to transition to family foods.
  • Add in spices, herbs, onion and garlic to your recipes.
  • Make new variations of favourite foods including the not so favourite foods. Try not to get stuck on the same foods.
  • Don't be afraid to try foods with your baby that you are not fond of.
  • Try to vary grains other than wheat. For example rice, quinoa, buckwheat, oats, kamut, barley, spelt and amaranth.
  • Always dilute fruit juice with water.
  • Avoid honey and egg whites until age 1.

Important Nutrients

  • Essential fatty acids (EFA's) Omega 3 and 6
  • Good bacteria – Acidophilus
  • Iron and zinc

Recent News

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Eliminate mid-morning tummy grumbles with these powerhouse breakfast ideas, as shared by Lianne on Canada AM.

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Lianne takes a look at a new study that really questionned the amount of sodium and sugar in toddler food products. Here she shares tips on CBC News.

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What's lurking in your fridge?! Take the start of the New Year as an opportunity to rid your fridge of expired foods. Here Lianne de-mystifies best before dates on CTV Canada AM.

CTV News: Eat Dessert First?

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A new study asks the question: should you eat your dessert first for weight loss? Before you celebrate, Lianne wades into the results.

 

SunTV: Can you cure diabetes with a plant-based diet?

December 3rd, 2014

A new study suggests that a plant-based diet may be beneficial in the treatment of diabetes. Lianne discusses this on SunTV.

Sun TV: Should We Eat Probiotics?

November 24th, 2014

Are probiotics really good for you? Lianne talks with Sun TV about why everyone should be thinking about their gut bacteria.

 

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