Raising Healthy Children

Holistic nutrition can benefit not only you but your entire family. Find tips and tricks, articles, and kid-friendly recipes to help with picky eaters, proper nutrition for children, allergies, healthy habits, and more. We’ve got every stage covered, thanks to our community of holistic nutrition professionals. 


Nutrition Tips for Kids

Pregnancy and Babies

  • 10 Ways to Bond or Connect with Your Unborn Baby – Denise Chiriboga, R.H.N., shares a list of ways that you and your partner can bond with your unborn baby to make baby feel safe, and let baby know that they are loved and cared for.
  • A Healthy Diet After Pregnancy – A healthy diet after pregnancy supplies you with the energy needed to care for your newborn and recover quickly.  Kelly Maslen, R.H.N., shares tips to help new moms eat healthy after the baby comes home. 
  • 5 Tips On Boosting Breastmilk Supply – For those that choose to breastfeed their baby, low milk production can create stress, frustration and sadness in women who aren’t able to produce as much as needed for their growing baby. Melissa Sorge, C.H.N.C., shares tips to help increase your milk supply.

Reading Recommendations

We have lots of reading recommendations from our CSNN graduates, from nutrition guides for pregnancy, moms, and children, to fun children’s books where they can learn more about the food they eat and how it helps them grow strong and stay healthy.

Soft + Gooey Oatmeal Cookies

CSNN graduate Alexa Torontow shares her recipe for 4-ingredient soft and gooey “breakfast” cookies. Super simple and quick to make! 

Kid-Friendly Summer Snacks

CSNN graduate Samantha deSousa has some healthy and fun snack ideas for kids this summer that are easy to put together. 

Zoodles & Turkey Meatballs

Instead of spaghetti and meatballs, CSNN graduate Marisa Ricci shares her healthy and delicious take on this classic kid-favourite dish. 

Helping Children Have a Healthy Relationship with Food

Good healthy habits start young. CSNN graduate Debora Palmieri gives some tips and insight on how to raise holistic children, one meal at a time. Article via EcoParent.

Better Breakfast Routines and Hacks

CSNN graduate Jessica Sherman shares some important information on how to build better breakfast routines to build a healthy lifestyle. Article via EcoParent. 

Chocolate Cherry Nice Cream

CSNN graduate Amy Longard shares her recipe for Cherry Chocolate ‘Nice’ Cream, a quick DIY dairy-free banana-based ice-cream.

Fruity Guacamole Dip

CSNN graduate Viktoria Jones shares her unique take on a dip. Her mouth-watering recipe uses peaches in a guacamole. Give it a try!

What is a Holistic Nutritionist?

CSNN graduate Sisley Killam shares her experience with the Natural Nutrition Diploma Program, what brought her to holistic nutrition, and how her career has flourished. 

Berry Swirl Ice Cream Sandwiches

A perfect end-of-summer, kid-friendly recipe from Beth Bierema, R.H.N. She also shares her holistic nutrition journey and her experience with CSNN’s Natural Nutrition Program. 

Recommended Resources:

  • “The Resourceful Mother’s Secrets to Healthy Kids” – Meredith Deasley, R.H.N.
  • “No More Junk Food!: 80+ Delicious Recipes to Replace Popular Processed Foods” – Wendy McCallum, R.H.N.
  • “Nutrition Guide For New Moms” – Lisa Millar, R.H.N.
  • “ADHD is Not a Four Letter Word: Drug Free Strategies for Managing the Gift that is ADHD” – Karen Ryan, R.H.N.
  • “Raising Resilience: 36 Ways To Help Your Kids Relax, Learn and Grow” – Jessica Sherman, R.H.N. (Watch Jess Sherman’s TV interview on Daytime Ottawa where she discusses her book)
  • “100 Healthiest Foods To Eat During Pregnancy” – Allison Tannis, R.H.N.
  • “A Natural Foods Approach to Children’s Nutrition” – Shara Vickers, R.H.N.
  • “Overweight Kids in a Toothpick World: How to solve the childhood obesity puzzle and get your kids in balance” – Brenda Wollenberg, R.H.N.

Children’s Books:

  • “Did You Eat Your Vitamins Today” – Ena Sabih, R.H.N.
  • “The Yummy Adventures of Celia and Cedric” series – Laara Exsnar, B.Ed., R.H.N. and Erin Kurt, B.Ed.
  • “Love to be Me”, “I Am Magical Me”, and “The Hue in You” – Sarah Kraftchuk, R.H.N.
  • “Everyday Superhero” and “Headstrong” – Stefania Moffatt, R.H.N.

Natural Nutrition Program 

The Lifecycle Nutrition Pediatric course presents information on how to help conceive and raise a healthy child in today’s world – a world in which our children’s health is declining at an alarming rate. It provides alternative health care recommendations (such as dietary, nutritional supplementation, and lifestyle changes) for the period from pre-conception to childhood.

Learn more about our courses here.