Interview with Veronica Kacinik, RD, MSc, PHEC, CDE

Interview with Veronica Kacinik, RD, MSc, PHEC, CDE

In our recent post “Be Kind to Animals Week”, we interviewed Veronica Kacinik, RD, MSc, PHEC, CDE and Board Member of the Plant a Seed & See What Grows Foundation to get her perspective on different eating patterns which includes eating meat for some and...

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Be Kind to Animals Week 2020 – Plant Food for Thought?

Be Kind to Animals Week 2020 – Plant Food for Thought?

Many people are surprised to learn that Be Kind to Animals Week has been around for over a century. It is not some trending new concept being driven by celebrity Instagram posts nor a response to recent events. It all started back in 1915 when Dr. William O. Stillman,...

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Where did Dinner Come From?

Where did Dinner Come From?

This downloadable “at-home” activity provides a fun look at “where our food comes from” for youngsters. It can be repeated using different meals.

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How to Celebrate Earth Day 2020…Indoors

How to Celebrate Earth Day 2020…Indoors

Typically at this time of the year we’d release an article about how you and your kids can celebrate Earth Day (April 22) by enjoying outdoor learning experiences at a local eco-park, beach, or community garden. Things are different for the 2020 edition. Even if we...

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Backyard Garden Observations

Backyard Garden Observations

Fun for preschoolers and elementary students! Download this “from home” activity and use it over multiple visits as natural spaces change especially in the spring and fall.

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How to Celebrate National Nutrition Month

How to Celebrate National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month is upon us. While the name is self-explanatory, allow us to provide a little more insight from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: “National Nutrition Month is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During...

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Fun Family Day Activity Ideas That Promote Learning

Fun Family Day Activity Ideas That Promote Learning

Family Day in Canada (the third Monday of February) is upon us. While it’s a statutory holiday with no school for BC, Alberta, Ontario, New Brunswick and Saskatchewan, you can incorporate some learning into your fun-filled day together. Below are some activity ideas...

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5 New Year Resolutions for Kids That Will Make a Difference

5 New Year Resolutions for Kids That Will Make a Difference

We grownups tend to obsess over the same things when it comes to defining our resolve to become better people in the new year. We pledge to spend more time in the gym, eat better, and spend less on excess. Whether or not we stick to these goals, they have one thing in...

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Providing an Answer to Food Insecurity in Canada for 2020

Providing an Answer to Food Insecurity in Canada for 2020

2019 came to a close while maintaining some alarming statistics regarding food insecurity in Canada. The most recent data from the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) finds that household food insecurity ranges from over 10% (British Columbia) to over 50%...

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Why Donate to Plant a Seed

Why Donate to Plant a Seed

December is a time when many of us think of giving gifts to family and friends, and to those causes and charities that really make an impact and align with our values. Plant a Seed & See What Grows Foundation is committed to helping create a healthier generation...

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Celebrate Philanthropy, Everyday

Celebrate Philanthropy, Everyday

Canada’s National Philanthropy Day 2019 just passed (November 18) which makes it the perfect time of the year to remind all Canadians that any day is a good one to begin giving. That said, it’s important to recognize all that the annual celebration stands...

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Surrey Kids Are Digging Up the Dirt . . .  at Their School

Surrey Kids Are Digging Up the Dirt . . . at Their School

2019 is turning out to be the most remarkable year on record for the Foundation’s programs. Over the past month, we have reported on the success of our causes which seek to promote the health, wellness, and education of youth across Canada. We recently shared...

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A New Learning Garden Grows at Deer Lake School

A New Learning Garden Grows at Deer Lake School

In our Foundation’s unrelenting effort to sponsor school garden programs across Canada, we have the opportunity to work with some amazing administrators, educators and students. As the new school year (2019-20) unfolds, we are happy to say our budding...

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How to Celebrate Organic Week 2019

How to Celebrate Organic Week 2019

Canada’s National Organic Week 2019 is upon us, running from September 9-15. For the uninitiated, the annual affair is the largest celebration of organic food, farming and products across the country. It’s one of the biggest celebrations of its kind...

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