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Tips for Toddlers

Top Tips for a Healthy Toddler

  • Include a wide variety of colourful fresh fruits and vegetables every day.
  • Give different grains other than wheat. For example rice, quinoa, buckwheat, oats, kamut, barley, spelt and amaranth.
  • Try to hide foods that are difficult to get them to eat like fish in homemade fish cakes covered in breadcrumbs.
  • Always dilute fruit juice with water.
  • Make you own popsicles with their favourite diluted fruit juice.
  • Give unsulphured dried fruit as sweet snacks.

Strategies for Healthy Eating

  • Get one good meal into your toddler every day.
  • Encourage snacking every couple of hours. They need about 40kcals per inch of height. They burn calories quickly and need a constant supply of energy.
  • Try to make meals and snacks varied. Different textures of foods and colours of fruits and vegetables.
  • Invent and re-invent!
  • Look at what they had the whole day or week for a better idea of their food intake.

Important Nutrients

  • Essential fatty acids (EFA's) Omega 3 and 6
  • Good bacteria – Acidophilus
  • B vitamins, Vitamin C and the mineral zinc

Recent News

5 Breakfasts to Keep You Going Until Lunch

February 3rd, 2015

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

Too Much Salt and Sugar in Toddler Foods

February 3rd, 2015

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.

CTV: Foods Lurking in Your Fridge?

January 7th, 2015

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?

December 10th, 2014

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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