Cheers to the holidays!

The holiday season is such a wonderful time of year! Nothing gets my family in the holiday spirit quicker than enjoying some fun outdoor winter activities together. I love to go skiing or sneaking in a quick workout on the snowshoes after a fresh snowfall. My
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The Recipe for a Cozy Winter

My home province of Manitoba is well known for being cold, so much so that it’s referred to as ‘Mani-snow-ba’, and our capital city, Winnipeg, come by the moniker ‘Winterpeg’ honestly (it’s sometimes colder than Mars!). This year the snow started falling earlier than usual, so
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Exploring Arctic® apples

Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of hosting 10 dietitians and bloggers in eastern Washington. We set out to #explorearcticapples and learn more about the work that goes into not only Arctic® apples, but every apple you see in the grocery store. We kicked off
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A dedication to education

One of the reasons Okanagan Specialty Fruits was such a great fit for me was their dedication to education. I never cease to be impressed by how we strive to offer transparent, easy to understand information about biotechnology, apple farming, and Arctic® apples themselves. My interest
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Fruits & veggies: get what you need

We all know that fruits and vegetables are good for us, that’s why I was shocked to learn over half of trips to the grocery store do not include purchasing produce! How can we fill half our plates with fruits and veggies, when they don’t even
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Schools + Salad Bars = Winning

Children are not well known for their love of salad, but some schools are looking to turn that around by offering salad bars in their student cafeterias. Salad bars give students the power to create a healthy dish as part of their lunch. Perhaps being creative
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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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DIY: Arctic® apple roses

After seeing how beautiful Arctic® apple roses looked on a cake, I asked a culinary trained friend to show me the steps so I could share with you. Admittedly, I was intimidated even after watching her go through the steps and insisting she walk me through
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Resolution Ready

We’re closing in on 2017 and you know what that means: resolution time. While plenty of people will already have nailed down their resolution choices, we have some ideas that might be a fit for you! Fill Half Your Plate with Fruits and Veggies – This
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