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  • Bogus bread spreads

    Below are the top spreads to avoid on your kids’ sandwiches for back to school.Nutella. If you’ve been feeding this to kiddies thinking it’s a ...

  • Feeding myths every parent needs to know

    Myth 1: Kids should always clean their plates.Fact: While it’s the parents’ job to decide what to serve, it’s really up to kids to decide how ...

  • Diet plays a big part in living with ALS

    If this is your first time hearing about it, the short and sweet is that it’s an attention-grabbing fundraising campaign to increase awareness ...

  • Chew on this

    This summer, the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggested that increasing the number of chews taken before swallowing reduces ...

  • Money saving grocery apps

    I still use flyers and coupons, but I also use websites and apps to make life much easier, and save that much more money on my grocery bill each ...

  • The labels they are a changin’

    Here’s an overview of what is likely to change. The format of the table is going to be easier to read and emphasize certain elements that are ...

  • Morning-after advice for George Street partiers

    Smart food and beverage choices before and after a night out can help prevent and lessen the effects of a hangover. I’m certainly not condoning ...

  • Peeling back potatoes

    But it’s not just summer that they abound, as potatoes tend to frequent our dinner plates all year round. Despite changing food and nutrition ...

  • Time to enjoy the bounty this province provides

    To celebrate, I decided to dedicate the column this week to the best food-related outdoor activities our province has to offer this summer.Aside ...

  • Breathe easier with homemade popcorn

    It’s a lighter choice, and depending on the product, it can be lower in fat and sodium. However, there are some health concerns when it comes to ...