Lunchbox tip #3: Pack your lunch the night before.

Lunchbox tip #3: Pack your lunch the night before.

Written by Jolene Hrynyk, a volunteer at Calgary Family Nutrition. For more information, you can see her bio here.  Some nights are crazier than others, some involve working late or taking two kids to two different activities. However, on night’s where a family...

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Lunchbox tip #2: Involve your child in packing their lunch

Lunchbox tip #2: Involve your child in packing their lunch

Written by Jolene Hrynyk, a volunteer at Calgary Family Nutrition. For more information, you can see her bio here.  The day I made one too many complaints about my sandwiches was the day my mom made me start packing my own lunch. Don’t let it get that far with your...

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Lunch boxes 101

Lunch boxes 101

Written by Jolene Hrynyk, a volunteer at Calgary Family Nutrition. For more information, you can see her bio here.  It’s that time of year again. The point at which you I've memorized every back to school commercial word-for-word, and am actually ready to go supply...

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Future Registered Dietitians!

Future Registered Dietitians!

We are all starting out at one point. My passion is helping people to live their best life in health which in my mind includes career development and mentoring. Becoming a Registered Dietitian is hard work, you need a four year degree at an accredited University,  a...

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Zucchini muffins for back to school

Zucchini muffins for back to school

This is a great recipe for the end of summer to use up all the garden zucchini in the house. These muffins freeze well and the kids love the mini chocolate chips! Pair these with cheese or a hard boiled egg, add a fruit or vegetable and you have a lunch. These are...

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Batch cooking for back to school.

Batch cooking for back to school.

September is always a crazy month with hockey evaluations for two boys and school starting. I know we won't have time to cook real food meals with everything going on. I talked to my dietitian friends about prepping for this busy time and we decided to do a batch...

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Grocery Shopping on a Budget

Everyone likes to save money! Groceries can be a large part of a family's monthly budget, especially with growing children in the house. See my latest blog for I Can for Kids about how to save money and still buy healthy foods when grocery shopping....

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I Can for Kids – Helping End Summer Childhood Hunger

I have been wanting to volunteer in a meaningful way for a long time. With young children and going back to school I could never justify the time away from my family. This year I finally put it as an annual goal and I am so excited to announce that I am a guest...

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Spaghetti Squash in the Instant Pot!

Spaghetti Squash in the Instant Pot!

I like the idea of making a spaghetti squash but it takes a long time to cook. My mom gave me a spaghetti squash the other day when she was heading out of town so I thought I would see if I could make it in the Instant Pot. The answer is yes you can and it only takes...

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