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Sponsored by SISU
A well-balanced diet that provides all of the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals we need is important at any age. However, it's perhaps most critical for helping children reach their physical, mental, and intellectual potential. Unfortunately, recent statistics show that children’s nutrition in North America is severely lacking and has plenty of room for improvement:
  • 70% of kids 4 to 8 are not reaching their recommended daily fruit and vegetable intake
  • Each day, at least 30% of children eat at fast food restaurants
  • In the past 25 years, the number of overweight children aged 6-11 has doubled in North America and the number of overweight teenagers has tripled
Most parents aim to provide their children with a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, high-quality proteins, and natural fats. However, picky eating, school cafeteria food, the abundance of fast food, busy lives, and other challenges often cause their nutrition to fall short despite a parent’s best intentions. That's why supplements specially designed for children can be helpful additions to a healthy diet. They help bridge nutritional gaps while providing extra nutrients to keep up with the demands of growing bodies and minds.

Sponsored by Earth Mama
Do you ever wonder why you can walk past the laundry detergent aisle and still smell that “fresh tropical rain” five rows over? Just what is that persistent scent? You’ve smelled it in baby shampoo, lotions, makeup, deodorant, and even in trash bags. Fragrance is everywhere! Is that a good thing? Here are just a few reasons Earth Mama Organics doesn’t use fragrance.

Danica Trapara | Holistic Nutritionist | Nakd Health
Whether you’re looking for a quick but healthy breakfast, a decadent treat, or just a way to squeeze in more greens in your diet, a smoothie is the perfect option. While smoothies have gotten a bad rap in the past for being sugar laden and anything but healthy, as long as you make them at home and pick the right mixture of fruits and veggies, you can make a nutrient dense and delicious smoothie.

A round-up of Toronto classes for new moms that want to get out and get active while having fun with their littles. We’d love to provide something similar for everyone across the country but alas, we’re most familiar with our backyard – we hope that you’ll help us (read: your fellow parents nearby) out with more Canada-wide suggestions in the comments!