Secrets of Companion Planting

It is almost time to plant our gardens. You might want to choose which plants to plant beside one another, based on the following advice from Carrots Love Tomatoes by Louise Riotte …

Waste Less: Enjoy More Fresh Produce

by Teresa Makarewicz, P.H.Ec. It’s a fact! Canadians waste food – especially fresh produce. With careful planning, and proper storage, families can save money and time and always have nutritious …

Mindful Eating

Professional Home Economist and Registered Dietitian, Lindsey Mazur was interviewed for Canadian Living’s article on Improve your eating habits through mindful eating. What is mindful eating? She says it “is about …

Sleepless in Manitoba

By Lavonne Kroeker, PHEc Recently, Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives, Manitoba Farm and Rural Support Services and Canadian Health and Safety in Agriculture held a series of workshops on …

Allow Your Children To Be Themselves

By Josh Lockhart, MC (Candidate), PHEc I think if we could let our children and youth frolic in the fields throughout their upbringing, we would see child and youth mental …

Physical Activity in a Tech Savvy Workplace

by Michelle J. Kwan, BFA, BASc Candidate While the increased use of technology in the workplace may have significantly boosted office efficiency, it has inadvertently decreased national physical activity levels. According to …

The New Vegetarianism

by Erin MacGregor, P.H.Ec., RD Canadians are embracing vegetarian restaurants, buying meat-free cookbooks and consuming an increasing number of vegetable-centric meals at home. It appears that Meatless Mondays are official. Much of this …

Teaching Kids about Eating Gluten-Free

The authors of 125 Best Gluten-Free Recipes, Donna Washburn and Heather Butt offer some wonderful suggestions for teaching kids about eating gluten-free: It is important that young people who suffer from celiac disease feel …