Maelle is ONE

Just as we expected, this past year flew by in the blink of an eye.  We knew it would go quickly, even if it felt like the days dragged on.  What’s that saying?  “The days are long, but the years are short.”  NOTHING makes you feel that so strongly as having a child does.  Nothing.  Continue reading “Maelle is ONE”

Reducing Added Sugar Difficult but Necessary

‘Added sugars’ has become a household phrase these days, and its even on the new nutrition label. The term ‘added sugar’ refers to sugars added to the product that aren’t naturally occurring; for example, yogurt has both added sugars (from fruit juice, fruit or other flavorings) and the sugar that is found naturally in milk (called lactose). Basically, ‘added sugars’ are those we consume in addition to the sugars found in milk, cheese, grains, fruits and vegetables. It’s recommended that added sugars make up less than 10% of our overall energy intake per day for those aged 2-19, and that those under 2 years of age consume none. Continue reading “Reducing Added Sugar Difficult but Necessary”