Gluten-Free Eating

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GF diets exclude wheat, rye and barley generally. Many people are sensitive to or cannot eat gluten altogether. If you have a gluten sensitivity, eating gluten can make you feel uncomfortable and even damage your intestines. If you think you have a gluten sensitivity, talk to your doctor to get tested. Below are some tips and general info about GF … Read More

Healthy Drinks for Summer

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Everyone loves a refreshing cold drink during on hot summer days, but many are packed with sugar and unhealthy ingredients. What are some alternatives to keep you hydrated and healthy? Below are some homemade options and some local options. Homdemade: Watermelon juice. Tip: add pomegranete to elevate it! Coconut water Iced tea. Who doesn’t like fresh iced tea? If you … Read More

Going Back to School (COVID-19 edition)

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How can students go back to school safely? Students in Alberta will be going back to in-person classes this fall, which has some parents worried. Here is some info based on the announcements made in the past two weeks. Classroom sizes will not be restricted Masks will not be mandatory for K-Gr 3. Masks will be mandatory for Gr 4-12 … Read More

Healthier Alternatives to Everyday Foods

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Rice: try incorporating different types of rice instead of plain white rice. Brown rice and quinoa are great swaps. Vegetable oil: try replacing it with avocado oil (can be heated to high temperature), coconut oil, or butter. Chips: look for baked ships, lower sodium, and local/organic. Sugar: try replacing white refined sugar with brown sugar, stevia, or cane sugar. Although … Read More

Attending Summer Camps and Sports Clubs this Summer

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Considering enrolling your kids into a summer camp or joining a local sports league this summer? Here are some things to consider if you are planning to enroll. Bring all food and water. Most places are not allowing the use of vending machines or microwaves. Please note to be aware about food allergies of others. Fill out contact tracing forms … Read More

Mental Health and Wellness During the Pandemic

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Maintaining your well-being and mental health is very important during tough times like now. The reality is that pandemics are stressful for everyone and we all experience it in different ways. Don’t forget we are all in this together even though we may be apart for the time being! There is a lot of support available. Tips for Self-Care: Take … Read More

Going to Gyms During the Pandemic

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Have you gone back to your local gym/fitness centre? Gyms have reopened in some places with strict protocol measures in place. Below are some tips and ‘to knows’ about gyms. Restricted number of people at one given time and classes. Go at non-peak times to reduce potential wait times. Lockers may be out of order. Minimize what you bring into … Read More

Summer Activities During a Pandemic

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Now that it’s summer and people are getting outside more, it is still important to remain safe outdoors. Wondering how to do it? Here are some tips below and ideas for activities! Maintaining a safe distance (2 meters): while the chances of contracting COVID-19 outdoors is relatively low, maintaining proper physical distance from others is still important. Backyard gatherings: Ask … Read More

Better Breakfast, Better Health.

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You have probably heard the statement “breakfast is the most important meal of day.” Why is this? After a night’s sleep, you have not eaten for 8 hours or more and your body needs nutrients. Breakfast boosts your energy levels and increases productivity for the rest of the day through the ingestion of vitamins and nutrients. Below are some tips … Read More