Picky, picky

Picky eaters are nothing new, but it’s especially common with young children. Research shows that almost half of young children are described as picky eaters by their parents at some point. Despite this behavior being normal, it can still be frustrating when serving children a healthy
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Bragging About Ag at PBH

You don’t need a Venn Diagram to figure out that nutrition and agriculture have an obvious overlap: food! What may be less clear is the role Dietitians play in sharing agricultural information. As consumers get further from the farm, and more curious about their food, Dietitians
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Making a bee line for the orchard

Spring is here and soon we won’t be the only ones working hard in the orchard. Before the apples can start growing, the blossoms need to pollinated. In my last post we looked at a year in the orchard; this time we’re discussing the first step
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Kids’ TV is more than just cartoons

What do you remember about Saturday morning TV as a kid? Cartoons with superheroes and anthropomorphized farm animals? What about the commercials, do you remember them? The average child will see up to 4700 food commercials on TV a year, the majority of which promote unhealthy
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What we’re loving for spring

Spring is finally here! It’s a time of renewal and growth, and we’re excited for both to start happening in the orchards and office! Between trade shows and farming, it’s a busy time here at Okanagan Specialty Fruits, but we couldn’t be more excited to meet
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Green thumbs, healthy kids

If you know a gardener, or are one yourself, you know that gardening is more than just a hobby. For many, gardening is a form of exercise, a stress reliever and even a creative outlet! While the word ‘gardener’ may conjure up images of retirees, children,
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Top Tier Apples

With March comes spring and many wonderful things, not the least of which is Apple Madness. A showdown of America’s favorite apples where voting for your favorite variety can win you prizes! All this month USApple is hosting a race to determine your favorite kind of
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Lunch with a Crunch – Arctic® Apple Wraps

Looking for a fresh idea to spruce up your lunch? Add some crunch to your lunch with two variations on a simple, healthful wrap suitable for packed lunches for any age! Arctic® Apple Peanut Butter Wrap 1 whole-grain tortilla, soft-taco size 2 tablespoons peanut butter (can substitute
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Show your heart some love

Valentine’s Day is synonymous with hearts, but it doesn’t always represent the best choices regarding the health of your heart. February is Heart Month, and we’re looking at ways to show your heart some love, while still enjoying your Valentine’s Day meal. Luxurious meals out can
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