Dossier : Healthy eating

To mark nutrition awareness month, we’ll feature many interesting articles, ideas and healthy recipes to try throughout the month of March

Kids healthy eating, not just about food

Healthy eating habits are especially important during childhood. How they you get your children to eat nutritious foods?

Five Mealtime Survival Tips for Harried Parents

You know that you and your kids need to eat right. But with your busy schedule, it seems tough some days to make sure everyone has nutritious meals and snacks. Fast food is tempting, but the key is to incorporate healthy eating into your lifestyle. Here are some timesaving tips for preparing nutritious meals for the whole family.

15 Tips for feeding toddlers and preschoolers

Have a look at these practical suggestions to make sure you’re helping your child develop good eating habits.

Food for thought

The Montreal Children's Hospital helps teens wise up about healthy eating

Helping Grandchildren Make Healthy Meal Choices

"There's a special bond between grandparents and grandkids," says Sue Moores, a registered dietitian and ADA spokeswoman. "Children learn by watching, and grandparents are special role models. That means they can bring a healthy perspective about food to a child's world."

Solving Battles at Mealtime

Mealtimes with young, finicky eaters can be difficult. Pediatricians and children’s diet experts say there are easy and effective ways to get your kids to eat well other than playing the food enforcer at every meal.

When Children Do the Brussel-Sprout Pout

When it comes time to eat vegetables, do your children do the Brussels-sprout pout? What to do.

Is your "picky eater" eating enough?

A picky eater can be frustrating, but it also raises concerns for the parent about whether the child is getting enough daily nutrients.

What Kids Drink Is Important, Too

If your children fill up on high-calorie fruit drinks and soft drinks, they may skip food containing essential nutrients -- and pack on extra pounds. That's what one recent study concluded about kids who drink a lot of juice and turn out shorter or heavier than average.

Consume less salt to avoid gaining weight

A study done by researchers at St. George’s, University of London, found a relation between salt intake in children and weight gain.

Weave Fiber Into Kids' Diets

Most children don't get enough fiber in their diets, and that should change.

Find Nutrients for Children in Food, Not Pills

You want to make sure your child gets the right vitamins and minerals. Although that may seem as simple as choosing a multivitamin off the shelf, it's not always true

Whole Grains in the Teen Diet

Better health for your teen could be as close as your breadbox.

Kids in the Kitchen: Let Them in on the Fun

Kids in the kitchen: If you're trying to watch them at the same time you cook, they can be a real pain in the neck. But if you let them in on the fun, they can be a joy to behold.

Make Kids’ Lunches Fun, Nutritious

Still sticking to peanut butter sandwiches for school lunches? They're a brown bagger's favorite, but today's markets offer lots of new options.

Useful links:

01-03-08 - Montreal Children's Hospital