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Jen's Tip of the Week
Being able to eat a healthy diet can be challenging sometimes. Planning is one way to make it a bit easier. Making a weekly meal plan can help keep you on track and ensure that you don't forget to put a colourful vegetable on everyones plates.
Jennifer is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and a mom! As a registered dietitian Jennifer has spent the last 15 years working at The Hospital for Sick Children as a pediatric dietitian and educator. She has worked with infants and children with Diabetes and Cystic Fibrosis, as well as ex-premature infants as they transition from hospital to home. She has worked closely with young children and families to help them get the best out of what they eat and is an expert in the field of nutrition for growth and development. Jennifer is the past Chair of the Pediatric Nutrition Network through Dietitians of Canada and currently sits on the executive committee.Learn more ->
From Jen's Blog
Meal planning seems to be the theme of the hour lately with my clients. You are strapped for time and find it exhausting to get home from work with your kids whining “what’s for dinner?”. Often it ends up being scrambled eggs and toast again tonight, or take out. While there’s nothing wrong with frequenting your neighbourhood drive thru, when it becomes too frequent nutrition and your pocket book suffer. To make life easier here are a few general tips.
Ah the green pea, or whatever green vegetable you are battling at the moment. Believe me I know what you are going through. Those green vegetables seem to be the last lonely thing on the plate and all you want to do is ever so gently force your child to at least try them. But you resist because you’ve read my other posts about why you shouldn’t do that. Why do some kids baulk at the sight of anything green on their plates while others eat them without question? Let’s find out.
Recently I had the pleasure of being invited to do a webinar for my friend’s tutoring business Beyond the Classroom (http://beyondtheclassroom.ca/). My topic: Your Child’s brain on banana’s: Best foods to support your child’s learning. In this presentation I provided some nutrition education around what our brains need for learning and shared some “brain” power foods. Here is a synopsis of what I talked about.