Show 65 – Family Nutrition

Rosemary Fernandes-Walker and Jennifer Broe are mothers who know the challenges of feeding families. They are passionate about nutrition and offer their stories and suggestions about using fresh ingredients, reading product labels, and making food that is high in flavour and nutrition. Eating healthy foods can help us lose weight, increase energy, improve digestion, and manage behaviour and illness. Family Matters Radio explores how to do that while balancing our needs for convenience and ease.

This show aired live Sunday, March 27, 2011 0800-0900 Eastern Standard Time on CFRU 93.3 FM, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

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Rosemary Fernandes-Walker is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist in Guelph, Ontario. When she blended families with her husband, changing the family’s nutritional habits helped manage one child’s ADHD and Learning Disabilities. Even though it’s been challenging convincing 5 kids and a husband that cutting out sugary cereals and potato chips was a good idea, everyone’s eating habits and dispositions have improved considerably. However, long before then, she’d had a passion for nutrition. Even while she was pregnant, she followed every rule and chart in great detail to ensure that she was providing her babies with the best possible start. Her website is:

Jennifer Broe began distributing nutritious and delicious packaged baby food at the Calgary Farmers Market in 2005 and now is the President & Founder of Baby Gourmet Foods Incorporated, a multinational food manufacturer, distributing across North America. She is the mother of two children. She has a passion for good tasting and nutritious food. You can find out more by going to her website:

In addition to the tips and recipes offered in these websites, here are a couple of good resources for parents who want to add more variety while living with picky eaters: The Sneaky Chef by Missy Chase Lapine and Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld.

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