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Did you know that Health Canada now advises that first solid foods for infants be iron-rich? By about 6 months of age, baby should be served meat, fish, poultry, or meat alternatives daily. Read more about the Canadian Guidelines here... Why? Baby needs iron for optimal brain development and growth....
A recent national survey revealed 70 per cent of Canadian mothers are unaware that babies six to 12 months need 11 mg of iron per dayi – that's nearly 40 per cent more than is required of a full-grown man! Yet some startling stats from a national Canadian survey of...

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WRITTEN BY: KARINE BARLOW, RD Thinking about improving your fitness, building muscle or even losing some body fat? Chances are you’ve heard that getting more protein might help you achieve your goals. Research over the last couple of decades supports this notion. Athletes engaged in intense training may need to consume...
WRITTEN BY: KARINE BARLOW, RD When it comes to food and health there continues to be great interest in the power of protein. According to market researcher NPD Group, more than half of Americans say they want more protein in their diets.1 Protein has become so important to us, according...
WRITTEN BY: KARINE BARLOW, RD Do you remember learning about healthy eating in grade school? Variety, moderation, a balanced plate, 4 food groups…nutrition used to be so simple! Fast forward to 2017 and today’s nutrition conversation seems so much more complex. We talk about omega-3’s, the virtues (or sins?) of coconut...
Cold winter temps, scream out for warm and hearty comfort foods. Time to bring out the our favourite kitchen tool to help out - the slow cooker! This recipe for SLOW-COOKER VIETNAMESE STYLE BEEF POT ROAST is comfort food at its best. SLOW-COOKER VIETNAMESE STYLE BEEF POT ROAST WITH...

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