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Do You Still Need to Worry About BPA?

April 13th, 2016 | By: Nancy Ripton
Sadly, yes. Find out why there's still so much BPA in the food we eat and what you can do to avoid it.
Do You Still Need to Worry About BPA?

Bisphenol-A (BPA) may have been banned from sippy cups and other baby products, however your child may still be getting this endocrine-disrupting chemical in the foods she eats. A recent report by a coalition including the Breast Cancer Fund and Campaign for Healthier Solutions found that BPA is still present in two-thirds of canned food.
 
It appears that most companies still use BPA to line the cans of their food. In this particular study, researchers analyzed the interior linings and lids of nearly 200 canned foods. Among the worst offenders was Campbell’s who had BPA-based epoxy in 100 per cent of their tested cans, even though the company claims to be making significant progress in the transition away from BPA. Seventy-one per cent of Del Monte cans tested positive for BPA, and 50 per cent of General Mills cans. Many of the smaller companies faired just as bad, they just has less cans tested. Private food labels were equally to blame with Target, Walmart, Dollar Store, and Loblaws each having BPA present in at least 80 per cent of their canned goods. Even Whole Foods canned goods were heavily laden with BPA.

Think Before You Eat

September 21st, 2015 | By: Nancy Ripton
Celebrate National Organic Week by Changing The Way You Feel About Food.
Think Before You Eat

We were excited to help launch National Organic Week (September 19-27) at Toronto's Ruby Watch Co. with an all-local, all-organic meal sponsored by CLIF bar. The week is a great time to remember to think before you eat and commit yourself to making organic choices for your family whenever possible.

Juno Cup Fun

March 17th, 2015 | By: Nancy Ripton
Watching the Juno Cup shows us how fun hockey can be and reminds us not to take the sport too seriously with our kids.
Juno Cup Fun

If you think it seems like every kid in Canada plays hockey, you might be right. Although they say our unofficial National sport is losing steam I see no signs of it where we live. Holding a hockey stick is part of growing up in Canada.

Time-saving Food Tips

March 4th, 2015 | By: Cheryl Tallman
Simple solutions for creating healthy homemade meals and snacks for your baby or toddler.
Time-saving Food Tips

One of the biggest hurdles to feeding your child healthy food is not enough time. Follow these time-saving tips for eating healthy:

Healthy Grocery Shopping Strategies for Families

December 9th, 2014 | By: Kerry McLeod
Just when you thought you were making healthy food choices for your family, it turns out there’s a lot more to food labels than meets the eye. Here’s how to decode nutrition claims on your next trip to the grocery store.
Healthy Grocery Shopping Strategies for Families

When you're trying to shop for healthy foods for your family, it's easy to fall for products emblazoned with marketing buzzwords such as "fortified" and "sugar-free." But many foods that appear to be good for you are actually the opposite. Here's how to decode product labels to help you select the healthiest foods on store shelves.