Kids & Company Blog
Creepy Crudité Contest!

The most exciting part of the Fall season has arrived – It’s Halloween! Kids & Company loves Halloween, almost as much as we love sharing the holiday with all of our kiddies and parents! To get your kiddies even more amped up for the trick or treat season, each year we have them participate in… [read more]

Why Should Children Exercise?

This is Part 2 of a 2 part blog series on the Importance of Physical Activity for Children. If you’d like, check out Part 1 here. What are the effects of physical inactivity in children? KYM: As we’ve learned, the “mind + body” connection is the secret sauce to physical literacy.  So, what happens when… [read more]

Cozy Recipes to Warm You Up This Fall

As the temperature continues to cool, I find myself turning away from the crisp, fresh salads of summer and craving something warm and heartier. Just the same way that we switch our wardrobes come fall, it’s beneficial to do the same for our food. It is thought that eating with the seasons is a way… [read more]

Understanding the Fake Meat Hype: Are the meat-alternatives really healthy?

You’ve likely heard a lot of buzz around the rise of “meatless meat.” 2019 has been a huge year for the growth of this industry. The advancements in taste, ingredients and texture are causing their popularity to skyrocket. These meatless meat companies have begun to partner with giants in the fast-food industry like Tim Hortons,… [read more]

Thanksgiving Celebrations!

Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate with family and friends and be thankful for all of the wonderful food our country provides for us! This is a great time of year to come together and celebrate all that we are thankful for. Turkey, mashed potatoes, broccoli, cheese, stuffing, gravy and pumpkin pie are foods I… [read more]

The First Bites of Solid Food

Introduction of new foods is a very exciting time for both parent and baby. Complementary feeding is not something to be looked at as a substitute for breastfeeding but rather a supplementary introduction to some new flavours and textures that will begin to expand the child’s palate and also enrich their diet. The rules around… [read more]

Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day?

You’ve likely heard the old adage, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But really, what is the truth to that statement? The idea of breakfast being the most important meal of the day has been around for decades. As the nutritionist Adelle Davis famously put it back in the 1960s: “Eat breakfast… [read more]

The Importance of Physical Activity for Children

As adults, we hear all too often about the importance of participating in physical activity: going to the gym, playing sports, taking a walk, running a marathon. Sure, we all know that we SHOULD be doing it for a number of reasons — to stay healthy and fit, for our mental and physical well-being —… [read more]

Try Dates for Date Night!

Dates are sweet. Dates go great with dinner. Dates are new and exciting. Dates are fun. The fun thing is … we aren’t talking about a romantic evening between two but are discussing a small fruit that grows on trees! Dates are a popular item among the food industry – especially in the sweets department…. [read more]

It’s National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day!

Time to break the news to your little ones — this Friday, September 13, is National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day. For those choosing to observe this national day, all children must report to their kitchens (adult supervision is required)! For all of our moms, dads and caregivers out there who work tirelessly each… [read more]