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Nutrition & Feeding

While I have always been an advocate to finding balance when it comes to feeding your family, Halloween can be a tricky one. It’s the time of year when candy flows and endless sugary treats make up a significant portion of a child’s...

Remember the Feeding Relationship rules. The only role of the child is to determine how much or if they eat what they are offered.

My sister, Jill, and I grew up with wholesome, flavourful food, and our company was born because we wanted the best for our kids. Here’s what we have learned after 10 years of feeding babies.

Snacking can play an important role in managing your child’s hunger and boosting nutrition. It can prevent crankiness and help sustain energy when you’re on the go.

It tastes delicious roasted, which brings out the natural sugars and rich flavour, and can be served with a little olive oil and garlic on its own or diced in soups or a salad topping.

Beyond their decorative function, pumpkins are healthy, versatile and much easier to cook than you might think.

Millions and millions of turkeys are consumed between Thanksgiving and Christmas, but what about all those months that stretch after the holiday season?

What food is your baby ready for?

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4 months old Begin with an iron-fortified cereal (rice, oat). Start with one tsp. of prepared cereal, ensuring the texture is runny. Gradually reduce the amount of liquid. A baby will start with 2 to 3 tsp. once a day and progress from there.
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5 months old Begin with an iron-fortified cereal (rice, oat) or puréed single ingredients like apples, bananas, pears, butternut squash and sweet potatoes. Try each new food on its own for a couple days to watch for allergies or intolerances. learn more
6 months old Start serving puréed fruits, vegetables and iron-rich proteins with cereal like oatmeal or brown rice. You could try apples, bananas, pears, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, carrots, strained chicken or turkey. learn more
7 months old Now that baby has had a variety of fruits, veggies and protein, experiment with flavours. Mild herbs and spices such as cinnamon, ginger, vanilla and basil help babies develop their palates, making the transition to table food easier. learn more
8 months old After enjoying cereal and puréed fruit, veggies and meat, baby may be ready for new textures. Introduce mashed versions of fruits and veggies and finger foods like ripe banana, peas, pasta and cheese. You can also add yogurt into the diet.
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9 months old After enjoying cereal and puréed fruit, veggies and meat, baby may be ready for new textures. Introduce mashed versions of fruits and veggies and finger foods like ripe banana, peas, pasta and cheese.
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10 months old Your baby is now ready to eat all cereals, fruits including berries and citrus, and vegetables including corn, spinach and tomatoes. You can also add whole eggs and all types of fish to their diet. learn more
11 months old Your baby is now ready to eat all cereals, fruits including berries and citrus, and vegetables including corn, spinach and tomatoes. You can also add whole eggs and all types of fish to their diet. learn more
12 months old Your baby is adapting to a greater range of foods and becoming more curious. Continue to offer variety with puréed, mashed, diced and bite-sized pieces. Veggies should still be gently cooked and meat tender and bite-sized. learn more

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Meet our pediatric dietitian, Jennifer House
Jennifer House works with women, babies and children with issues like starting solids, picky eating, allergies and constipation, pregnancy, nutrition, postpartum, weight loss and family meal planning.

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This was Jen & Jill's fave farmers market breakfast!