Food is a big part of our daily lives, essential to our health and wellbeing. Learn more about the foods that are best for your children’s growth and development — and how to handle and store them safely to prevent foodborne illnesses.
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Food allergies and intolerances
Parents need to be alert to the risks of food allergies and intolerances -- for the safety of their own kids and others.
Celiac disease -- also called gluten-sensitive enteropathy -- is an inherited condition triggered by eating cereal grains that contain gluten.
Food temperature guidelines
Many cases of foodborne illness (otherwise known as "food poisoning") could be prevented every year with one simple tool: a food thermometer.
Food handling and storage tips
Most cases of foodborne illnesses (food poisoning) are a direct result of improper food handling and storage. You can reduce the risk in your kitchen by following these food safety tips.
Microwave oven food safety tips
Are there risks to microwave use? Microwave ovens are a quick and convenient way to thaw, cook and reheat food. But what are their health effects?
Make sure you're being careful in how you handle and prepare fresh fruit and vegetables.
Preparing and handling powdered infant formula
Young children, especially infants, are vulnerable to foodborne illness.
Be alert, be informed
Food-borne illnesses can have serious consequences for children and adults alike. Keep your family as safe as possible by staying up to date on the latest food recalls.
Role of government and industry in food safety
The Government of Canada is committed to food safety.
Nutrition and healthy eating
Get the kids involved in planning and making their own lunches
Stock up on healthy grab-and-go foods from the four food groups and help your kids create quick, healthy lunches and snacks.
Healthy eating tips
Promoting healthy eating habits in your children when they're young will help them continue to eat well later in life.
Eating a high sodium diet while young may predispose children to health problems, such as high blood pressure, later in life.
Allergens must be labelled unless they fall under an exemption and pose no health risk to the public.
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