Month: November 2016

Save the date – Healthy Start/Départ Santé Symposium

The Réseau Santé en français de la Saskatchewan cordially invites you to attend: The 2017 Healthy Start / Départ Santé Symposium Connecting research to practice & policy January 18, 2016 When? Wednesday January 18th, 2017 from 10am to 4pm Where? Location TBA – Saskatoon, SK Why?  The Healthy Start / Départ Santé early years health …

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Banana muffins

What you need: 1 cup of whole wheat flour 1 cup of quick-cooking oatmeal ½ cup of packed brown sugar 2 tsp. of baking powder 1 egg ½ cup of skim or 1% milk 1 cup of mashed banana ¼ cup of vegetable oil Non-stick cooking spray How to: Pre-heat oven to 400⁰F (200⁰C) Lightly …

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Picky Eaters

Does your child refuse to eat at mealtime or reject certain foods? It’s important to know that children’s tastes can change considerably, even from day to day. However, children should not be forced to eat foods and food should not be used as a reward. Ellyn Satter, a nutritionist specialising in the division of responsibility in feeding, believes quite the opposite, emphasizing that you must be persistent and serve a food often to children so that they can get used to it. Children should be allowed to look at food and touch it, and taste it only when they feel they are ready to do so. The most important thing is to give children the freedom to choose what they eat. She says that children need to be exposed to a food many times before they accept it.

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