Author Archive | Leah Perrier

Growing a Snack Garden … with kids!

There is nothing that kids love more than to dig in the dirt, so why not use those extra little hands to help you in the garden. Children enjoy planting seeds, watching them grow, and harvesting what they have grown. The experience can help them to develop a love of nature and can have a […]

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Nutrition Expert Tips for a Fresh Start

Tips from a Nutrition Expert Starter Nutrition Tips for Your Fresh Start The spring season brings a fresh start, hopeful energy, and the best of intentions. Many people have health and nutrition goals to achieve. Sometimes they turn to fad diets that leave them feeling deprived and wanting to give up after a couple weeks […]

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Healthy Holiday Party Nutrition Tips

It’s back! the season for exchanging gifts, baking cookies, and receiving invitations to various holiday parties. While these get-togethers are meant to gather friends and loved ones for some festive visiting, the typical indulgent fare that frequents such events often leaves partygoers feeling guilty about overindulging and can put your nutrition goals on the back […]

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Autism and Nutrition

Like all children, children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) need to eat well to have the nutrients that they need to grow, learn, and develop. Every child with ASD has a different personality and set of abilities that may affect what and how much they eat. Children with ASD may be more sensitive to the […]

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Healthy Food for Fertility

Food For Thought: How does weight impact my fertility? Roughly 16% (or 1 in 6) couples in Canada struggle with infertility. That number has doubled since the 1980’s. While couples can’t control all of the causes of infertility, they can control their diets. Diet and weight management for both partners can have a significant impact […]

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Healthy Breakfast Habits for Kids (& Adults too!)

We all know that eating a nutritious breakfast is crucial for maintaining health and energy in kids and adults alike. Breakfast improves cognitive functioning, leads to healthier food choices throughout the day, and refuels the body. A well-nourished child is ready to learn. Need more convincing? Children who eat a nutritious breakfast have better overall […]

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Picky Eaters vs. Problem Feeders

I spend a lot of time talking about picky eating and many parents consider one or more of their kids to be a so-called “Picky Eater”.  But what does that really mean? Does a child that is refusing several vegetables fall into the same category as child literally gagging at the site of food? Not usually. […]

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Picky Eating Savvy

People ask me all the time, “Why doesn’t my kid eat?”.  Most of you know how frustrating meal time can be when you try something new or worse when you serve something they’ve eaten before and then refuse to eat! Most kids will do this occasionally, but for some, it is a way of life. […]

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My Nutrition Philosophy

Nurturing Healthy Strong Families What and how we eat is a spoke in the wheel of health along with building strong relationships, practicing mindfulness, moving the body, and taking time for rest. I believe that your relationship with food is just as important as the food you choose to fuel your body with. I believe […]

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Kids in the Kitchen

After School Munch If your kids are anything like mine, the first thing they ask for on the car ride home from school is a snack… but the last thing you want to do is prepare another meal before having to get dinner ready. Start encouraging your kids to be independent in the kitchen by […]

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