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Raising Healthy Kids

Deb Lowther is a writer, runner, mom of 3 and wife of a very driven entrepreneurial husband in the health and nutrition field. When not running after the kids, Deb is running in the trails, climbing mountains, training for a triathlon, doing hot yoga and enjoying her evening glass of wine. She ensures her own family has fun while eating healthy & staying active together. After selling their first company in 2015, the Lowthers' launched Element Nutrition with Stuart focusing on creating nutritional products for the baby boomer generation with Boomer Nutrition and kids with IronKids Nutrition. Deb inspires healthy families through numerous articles in print and online, encouraging others to enjoy a healthy diet, staying active and not being afraid to flex a little muscle.

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10 Tips for Hiking with Kids to Curb the Complaining

| March 21, 2016 | 5 Comments
10 Tips for Hiking with Kids to Curb the Complaining

One of the greatest activities to inspire active kids and get the family outside is hiking. Enjoying the outdoors and going for a long walk in a majestic forest setting with birds chirping, squirrels running, water lapping at the creeks edge and happy children scampering and enjoying it all is a perfect picture. . .  […]

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Active Kids: Top Toys to Get Kids Outside

| June 22, 2015 | 9 Comments
Active Kids: Top Toys to Get Kids Outside

This is my front lawn.  It says “kids outside at play.” Summer vacation is just around the corner and the days will soon be filled with sunshine and kids looking to be entertained. Keep the kids off the couch and in the great outdoors this summer by creating your own Activity Jar and filling a bin […]

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3 Habits of a Heart Healthy Family

| February 23, 2015 | 9 Comments
3 Habits of a Heart Healthy Family

Today’s families are busy being busy so it is often difficult to eat healthy and make time for all family members to stay physically active – two keys for a healthy heart.  Parents are consumed with naps, diapers & feeding schedules or drop offs and pick ups and waiting in arena’s, at dance studios and swimming […]

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Winters Here: 5 Ways to Motivate Kids to Get Active

| January 27, 2015 | 7 Comments
Winters Here: 5 Ways to Motivate Kids to Get Active

We know the benefits of raising active kids, but sometimes it is a chore just getting the kids up off the couch and away from the electronics.  Add to that the fewer hours of daylight and chillier temperatures and no one wants to go outdoors.  What can parents and caregivers do to motivate kids over […]

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The Other Way to Get Kids to Eat Their Vegetables

| December 29, 2014 | 22 Comments
The Other Way to Get Kids to Eat Their Vegetables

Mashed cauliflower in your hair, broccoli all over the floor, avocado dried to the high chair and peas up the nose. Sound familiar? Trying to feed a toddler vegetables? Getting kids to eat their vegetables can be a very messy job when they are young and a frustrating power struggle when kids get older . […]

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Healthy Snacks: Re Think What You Take On-the-Go

| November 14, 2014 | 22 Comments
Healthy Snacks: Re Think What You Take On-the-Go

  Healthy Snacks: Re Think What You Take On-the-Go Snacks and kids just seem to go together. A trip to the grocery store- pack snacks, visit to the park, swimming lessons, drive to grandmas, wait at the Drs office, sitting in a stroller . . all require copious amounts of snacks to both keep kids […]

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6 Tips to Teach Kids About Nutrition

| October 14, 2014 | 14 Comments
6 Tips to Teach Kids About Nutrition

A child’s relationship with food starts young and while it may be the parents and caregivers who make the choice of what will be served for meals, it is usually the child who decides what will be eaten! How many times have you been on the kitchen floor picking up the latest casualty in what […]

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You Are Making a Healthy Food Choice – or Are You?

| June 27, 2014 | 19 Comments
You Are Making a Healthy Food Choice – or Are You?

You grab a whole grain fruit muffin for breakfast on your way to the office, a salad at the drive thru for lunch while on the road on the weekend and pass out granola bars to the kids for an afternoon snack.  Sounds like you are making some great healthy choices. But wait. . . When we […]

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10 Benefits of Raising Active Kids

| June 24, 2014 | 6 Comments
10 Benefits of Raising Active Kids

Somewhere in our multi-tasking busy lives we have taught our kids to sit still, to entertain themselves with electronics and busy themselves indoors instead of looking for opportunities to get outside and play.  Statistics are showing that our kids are not getting enough physical activity. The Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines recommend that Canadian kids between 5 […]

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Put a Spring in Your Winter Step

| March 10, 2014 | 6 Comments
Put a Spring in Your Winter Step

Don’t let the Winter blahs take hold!  It’s cold out and it gets dark early and the days are cloudy and grey with only a few short moments of sunshine and yes, that is enough to get anyone feeling tired of the whole winter thing. It can be hard to stay up beat and motivated […]

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5 Hints to Stay Healthy for the Holidays

| December 19, 2013 | 6 Comments
5 Hints to Stay Healthy for the Holidays

This time of year everyone is busy and has a mile long to do list and then it happens. . . they get sick. It seems logical as we tend to do more indoors and get less fresh air, run around more buying gifts but skip out on the gym, get way more done but […]

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Setting Goals: Get Inspired to Challenge Yourself

| November 21, 2013 | 2 Comments
Setting Goals: Get Inspired to Challenge Yourself

Have you ever noticed that we are always introducing our kids to new activities, teaching them new skills, encouraging them to try new sports, and yet we sit on the sidelines?  Somewhere between getting older, becoming parents and starting our careers we stopped setting new goals for ourselves! When was the last time you tried something new? Mastered […]

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4 Tricks to Getting Kids to Make School Lunches!

| October 1, 2013 | 4 Comments
4 Tricks to Getting Kids to Make School Lunches!

Who doesn’t love September! The air is cooler, the leaves are changing, it’s a great time to get back on track after a summer of lazy days and the kids are back in school!!!  Yay! Oh wait . . .the kids are back in school, that means school lunches.  Every. single. day.  Making school lunches […]

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Simple Summer Snacks That Keep Kids Going!

| August 1, 2013 | 5 Comments
Simple Summer Snacks That Keep Kids Going!

Snacks have become an expected ‘treat’ for kids at sports events and in between meals. Sometimes having too many of these ‘so called’ healthy packaged snacks leaves no room for a nutritious dinner. By offering healthy snacks that are fun and fruity during summer get togethers, play dates and soccer games keeps both parents and […]

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You Eat Healthy, So Why Take a Multi-vitamin?

| June 17, 2013 | 2 Comments
You Eat Healthy, So Why Take a Multi-vitamin?

  You eat healthy, so why take a multi-vitamin?  It is true that the best source for vitamins and minerals is eating plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy, grains, protein and omega 3 rich fish.  The fact is that today many families are on the go and busy, and quite often the side of vegetables […]

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5 Steps To Better Health

| May 13, 2013 | 1 Comment
5 Steps To Better Health

If  there was a secret to better health, easier weight control, more energy, more restful sleep, and better mood would you want to know it? What if  you could also have relief from stress, stronger muscles and bones and reduced heartburn, anxiety, constipation, depression, while also preventing diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis and cancer? It would peak your curiosity right? What […]

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The Goods On Good Fat ~ Tuesday Tips

| April 2, 2013 | 2 Comments
The Goods On Good Fat ~ Tuesday Tips

Yes, you heard right.  Fat is good for you! We have been  fooled by label claims, news media and diet after diet that make us think fat free is healthy when in truth, good fat is much healthier than fat free. Our bodies need fat but not the doughnut/french fry type of fat, it needs […]

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Get The Kids In The Kitchen!

| March 1, 2013 | 2 Comments
Get The Kids In The Kitchen!

When your kids are young it is fun to have them in the kitchen helping you pour and stir.  The photos are cute, the flour on the floor and sprinkles all the way to the bathroom are adorable, and the memories are precious! As the kids get older, it is still fun to get them […]

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What Is All The Vitamin D Fuss About?

| January 25, 2013 | 4 Comments
What Is All The Vitamin D Fuss About?

We hear a lot about Vitamin D in the winter so there must be something to it. What is all the Vitamin D fuss about? Turns out, Vitamin D is one of those vitamins that is not easy to get through diet alone.  The most effective way to get vitamins D is through 15 minutes […]

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