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Allergies to nuts, more than just peanuts, is more and more common. The list of most common allergic foods continues to expand from peanuts, tree nuts, fish, eggs, and milk to include sesame seeds, seafood (crustaceans and shellfish), soy, wheat and sulphites (a food additive). It’s getting harder to know what’s safe to send with your kids to school, dance or hockey practice.
I’ve been geeking out this week about the new Canada Food Guide. When I sent a note to Jerry Agar’s producer about doing a segment about it, they asked what I wanted to say about it – as in, “It’s not that big of a deal, is it?” It took me a moment to reply. I gathered my thoughts, because I couldn’t go on air and just say how exciting it was. They need an angle, duh. I came up with an angle: the 2007 guide was as outdated as a Sony Walkman, and this is Health Canada’s default for food.
Snacks can be incredibly important for kids after their day at school. Whether they are heading to an activity, have homework to focus on or are headed out on the circuit of sports and games, they need to be fueled in a super healthy way. Check out the clip from BT Toronto, the radio segment from NewsTalk1010, and read on for my suggestions and recipes.
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