By medicinehatnews on June 18th, 2019
There are so many wonderful things about spring and summer and one of them is eating outside in the warmth of the sun. Last year my son Josiah and his friend Steven added on to our deck in the back yard. It is absolutely beautiful and we have been using it a lot. Most of ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Joanne Smith on June 4th, 2019
Snacks are an important part of a healthy diet. If chosen wisely they are a vital way to get the 50-plus nutrients we need every day. They are an excellent way to stay nourished between meals and help avoid overeating at meals because of increased hunger. Snacks are especially important for children. They have smaller ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Joanne Smith on May 21st, 2019
Chicken is a staple in many households. When I was pregnant with my last son Benjamin, the famed guest writer, I was extremely nauseous off and on throughout the pregnancy. Lemons were a big help but red meat, especially raw ground beef made me feel ill just glancing its way. Consequently we ate a lot ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Joanne Smith on May 7th, 2019
So it’s going to be a challenge to follow the last column guest written by my youngest son Benjamin while I was struggling with a cold. Thank you so much to everyone who commented on how much they enjoyed it. And no I did not write the headline; my editor actually picked that one. And ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Joanne Smith on April 23rd, 2019
Family mealtime, regardless of your family, is always unique and often a highly entertaining experience. Growing up in Joanne Smith’s household, as the youngest of her four boys, this was especially true. As many of you may know, an essential part of my mom’s philosophy is eating together, regardless of busy schedules, appetite, or how ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Joanne Smith on April 9th, 2019
Easter is a bit later then usual this year. In fact it’s so late this year it’s actually during final exams at both of my son’s and my daughter in-law’s universities. That means they won’t be able to come home for Good Friday or Easter Monday. Did you happen to hear my very big sigh? ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Medicine Hat News on March 26th, 2019
With the Nutrition Month theme in mind let’s take a look at more ways to Unlock the Potential of Food. Food has the Potential to Prevent with a nutritious diet potentially preventing both chronic and acute illness. One-third of cancers can be linked to poor diet, obesity and lack of exercise. Almost 80 per cent ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Medicine Hat News on March 12th, 2019
March is Nutrition Month and the theme Unlock the Potential of Food is a continuation from last year’s theme so some of the simple yet key messages can be emphasized. The focus is on looking at the many benefits food has to offer in so many areas of our lives. It’s also an opportunity to ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Medicine Hat News on February 26th, 2019
It just seems appropriate that Heart Health Month falls in February which is the “love month” where we celebrate Valentine’s Day. There is so much information about heart health out there, some of it conflicting and it can become very confusing. There is too much information to cover in one column but let’s look at ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Medicine Hat News on February 12th, 2019
It’s just two days away. That wonderful love based day of celebration. It’s pink hearts and red ribbons and chocolate. Mmmmm, lots of chocolate. Valentine’s Day is one of my favourite days of the year. I’m a big fan of chocolate, of the colour pink and of the most important part of Valentine’s Day and ... Read More »Be the first to comment!