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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

June 26, 2020 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: General Information, Food & Nutrition, Featured | Tags:

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What are the Symptoms of COVID-19?

The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to other respiratory illnesses, including the flu and common cold. Symptoms may take up to 14 days to appear after exposure to COVID-19. Symptoms can range from mild to severe. Common symptoms include:

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Gifting Nibbles, Bites and Other Edible Delights!

November 27, 2019 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: gifts, Healthy Eating, holidays

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Gifting Nibbles, Bites and Other Edible Delights!

A lot of us give the gift of food all year round.

Planning meals and cooking for family and our friends can be a labour of love. When it comes to the holidays, think about giving the gift of food all over again. 

There are tons of fun edible delights that can be jarred, wrapped, tagged and covered in bows. Homemade gifts add a personal touch and the receiver feels warm and fuzzy that something was made especially for them; and the gifts are put to good use (i.e. they are consumed shortly after receipt).

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Poppy Seed Muffins for Remembrance Day

November 7, 2019 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition, Recipes | Tags: Remembrance Day, November 11, poppy seed, muffins, poppy seed muffins

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 Poppy Seed Muffins for Remembrance Day

Every year on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month we acknowledge Remembrance Day by wearing a poppy close to our heart and taking a minute of silence. On this day, we pay tribute to veterans who fought to protect the freedom of our country. We honour these men and women for their courage, service, and sacrifice. The memorial flower we wear represents the poppies that grew over Flanders Field after the First World War.

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Hallowe'en Party Food

October 28, 2019 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: hallowe'en, recipes

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Hallowe'en Party Food

There's nothing cuter than little kids masquerading as ghosts and goblins, butterflies and monsters at Hallowe'en. Despite their cuteness, many parents worry about the amount of candy their little gremlins have access to this time of year.

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Five Ways to Cook Dark Leafy Greens

August 13, 2019 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: Cooking, vegetables, health benefits

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Five Ways to Cook Dark Leafy Greens

Whether it’s the grocery store, your weekly veggie box, or a local farmer’s market, leafy greens are everywhere this time of year. And since Canada’s new food guide recommends eating plenty of vegetables and fruits, you’ll be well on your way if you pick up some of these nutrient-dense options.

But what can you do with them? Here are some ideas to help you through a forest of greens.

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