Faire Child Weatherwear
Guest Blog Exchange
Bite-Sized Kitchen and Faire Child have a similar philosophy: the importance of children's independence. Faire Child is a Nova Scotia company making environmentally responsible, 100% waterproof outdoor gear for children. They are sharing posts with me as part of their Book Report series. Their first post features the book Julia, Child, and their second includes Each Peach Pear Plum and Blueberries for Sal. Their latest post is about the recently published cookbook for kids, Little Cookery. I've written a post for Faire Child about picnics, and a post about our family camping trip in early June. My latest post for Faire Child, posted Sept 10, is about packing a school lunch.
Nurtured Products for Parenting
Lunchbox Gear Product Review and Giveaway Sponsor
Nurtured is a shop in my neighbourhood offering a wide variety of high quality gear for babies, kids and families. I've been shopping there since I was pregnant with my first child seven years ago. They carry the largest selection in Halifax of baby carriers and wraps for babywearing, and a great variety of containers and lunchbags for everyone's preschool, school, picnic and work lunch needs. For Summer 2018, Nurtured generously sponsored a three-month Waste-Free-Lunch giveaway and product review series. Once a month for June, July and August I wrote a post on the blog reviewing one of their lunch containers; have a look at my June post, my July post and my August post. I also hosted a giveaway on my Instagram each month, which included the product I reviewed. Cooking with whole ingredients and using waste-free lunch containers are a great match. At Bite-Sized Kitchen, I so appreciate the support of established companies such as Nurtured.
A Tiny Lab for Early Learning
Seasonal Cooking Workshops
A Tiny Lab is a childcare centre in my neighbourhood of North End Halifax. The centre has a food philosophy with many connections to mine here at Bite-Sized Kitchen. So far I have led three exciting workshops with the preschoolers there: Fall lunch with fresh pasta, pesto, and salad; Winter snacks with seed crackers, dips, smoothies and energy bites; and Vegan lunch with spelt pizza, cashew sauce, and avocado-chocolate pudding.
I was also in residence at A Tiny Lab during late September and early October 2018, cooking lunches for the centre.
for a Healthier Generation
School Food Environments
I was honoured to speak at the launch of this exciting venture, as a parent and culinary educator, in September 2018. It will build a new food environment in our public schools here in Nova Scotia that is fundamentally health-promoting, all with fervent support from government, NGOs and private foundations. It’s an inspiring and achievable goal: we CAN make the healthy choice the easy, natural and available choice. I’m so proud to be a part of this great new initiative. Stay tuned for further details on my involvement!