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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

CTV News: Obesity Rates Triple

March 4th, 2014

A new study states that obesity rates have risen in Canada and the numbers are alarming. There also seems to be a difference across Canada. Lianne talks about the findings.

Sun TV: Ontario Liberals Calorie Counting

March 2nd, 2014

How do you make healthier food choices for your family when out to eat at fast food restaurants? Do you feel calorie count information will help? The Ontario health minister hopes so. Lianne chats on Sun News about this new legislation.

 

CTV Canada AM: A Look at Salt

January 21st, 2014

Lianne demystifies salt by talking about how much salt in your diet is okay, and what kinds of salts are out there to choose from. 

CTV News: Caffeine A Memory Enhancer

January 15th, 2014

A recent study suggests caffeine acts as a memory enhancer. Lianne was on CTV news to discuss the findings and weigh the pros and cons of your cup of joe.

CTV Canada AM: Kick the Sugar Fix

January 14th, 2014

Kick the sugar fix! Here is a timely video of Lianne on CTV Canada AM talking about how to kick the sugar fix with the right foods. 

SunTV: McDonald's Diet and Weight Loss

January 8th, 2014

An Iowa teacher recently lost weight by following a McDonald's-only diet. Is this a healthy approach? Lianne talks with SunTV about this news.

CTV Canada AM: The Benefits of Coconut Oil

January 3rd, 2014

From skin care to baked goods, there are many uses for the power product coconut oil. Lianne shares some of these ideas in an appearance on CTV's Canada AM.

SunTV: The Price of Nutrition

December 9th, 2013

On SunTV recently, Lianne took on a report that suggested healthy eating costs a significant amount more than unhealthy eating. She suggests ways for living well that doesn't break the grocery budget.

CKLW Windsor Radio - Healthy Holidays

November 28th, 2013

Lianne chats with CKLW Windsor host Arms Bumanlag about how to make healthy holiday food choices for the whole family.

Must Watch: CTV Ottawa Health Tips

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Lianne celebrates Natural Health Products Week on CTV Ottawa with healthy tips, including how to make your own laundry detergent.

Must Watch: CHCH Green Cleaning and More

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Lianne shares green cleaning tips and more on CHCH TV.

Must Watch: CTV Kitchener - Natural Health Products Week

October 29th, 2013

Lianne was on CTV Kitchener talking about Natural Health Products Week, taking the guess work out of how to incorporate natural health products into your routine.

Must Watch: CP24 - Healthy Snacks for Active Kids

October 18th, 2013

How do you keep active kids well nourished when on the go? Lianne shares her top snack ideas on CP24.

Must Watch: CTV Canada AM - Food to Avoid Before Bed

September 5th, 2013

Sleep issues can be amongst the most frustrating health problems. If you can't sleep well, take a look at your diet.

Must Watch: CTV Canada AM - Making Fermented Foods

March 5th, 2013

Watch how easy it can be to make your own super-probiotic yogurt, kefir, kombucha and sauerkraut.

Exhibiting at The Baby Time Show - International Center

April 27th, 2012

The Baby Time Show is the show for all parents-to-be and new families. Products, seminars, fun for the kids and tons of great deals on your favorite Sprout Right products including the very popular Sprout Right book! Stop by for a free consultation and to try some tasty food!

 

CHCH Morning Live with Lori DeAngelis April 25

April 25th, 2012

Lianne will be sharing some great ideas for getting your kids to eat more fish and how to cook healthy, nutritious family meals on a budget.

 

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