The Gift of Good Health (Family Bites)


  • Welcome! I'm Jan, a Canadian food writer & party planner with a specialty in celebrations for kids. I'm the Food Editor for SavvyMom Media & a contributor to several other family-focused publications. I live in Toronto with my husband and our two tween sons.

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I'm planning to reduce my sugar intake!


I'd like to move more, whatever form that takes :).

Mama B

Good on you for making positive changes. I want to start cutting back on salt this year. I've had a couple of high blood pressure readings at drug stores, and that's been enough to get me motivated to do something.

Wanda Thorne

Sugar is definitely on my 'cut down' list, adapting more of my baking to honey and maple syrup. A half marathon in May will kick me in the butt too.


I'll be working on a mental health component - positive body image! Some running races on the horizon, too.


I'm planning to cut sugar for a month (once I get it out of the house!), move more and eat less wheat,

Happy Birthday!!

Sarah P

Happy Birthday! This book looks great. My resolution is to make at least two meatless dinners a week this year, so this is right up my alley.


I'm going to increase my activity by walking my dog twice a day, and cut down on cheese and bread!

Jocelyn H

I'm already gluten-free and dairy free due to allergies, but I'd really like to start cooking a lot more. Bring on the slow-cooker!

Bryan Murray

I'm eating more whole grains and cutting down my sugar intake

Jennifer Cairns

This book looks great! I'm planning on making more vegetarian and vegan meals and snacks this year for my family

janice montroy

Happy Birthday! I have 3 daughters, 2 vegetarians ,1 vegan, this book would help me in being able to invite them for dinner. For myself I am committed to cutting down on my sugar intake and eating healtier

Jennifer C.

I plan to exercise more, and pay better attention to the food that I choose to eat. Specifically, I want to add more fiber to my diet and cut down on fat intake. :)

Adina H.

I'm planning to increase my activity level. It should be easy since I'm practically starting at zero!

Debbie S.

I plan on learning more cooking with red meat, as my sons friend is a vegetarian. I find her cooking interesting! I believe this will be good for all our family's health.

Debbie S.

Sorry -big error in my post, was susposed to say cooking WITHOUT red meat.


I'm hoping to be more active this year. Get back to doing yoga and work on some strength training.
I'm also going to try and waste less food! I hate throwing out rotten produce, so I'm going to try and use everything on time.

Happy birthday and good luck with your resolutions!

Kimm b

Drink more water and be more conscious of what I am and the amount I am eating.

Doreen M

I hope to exercise more & eat better


I hope to eat more healthily i.e. eat more veggies/fruits and cut back on junk food.


Ah yes, I too would like to "feel better'. With the chaos of the holiday season...I just haven't sat down to think about how that might look hmmmm. Many thanks.


My resolution this year is to cut the portion sizes while continuing to exeecise


More yoga, with my husband and eating a healthy breakfast every day, not just occasionally. Looking forward to seeing your recipes that will help you reach your goals!

Shawna Y

My goal is to eat three pieces of fruit a day. I can't believe how hard this is for me, but I'm really going to try this new year!


happy birthday Jan! This post caught my eye since we've just implemented as of Wednesday a meatless dinner to the week. I went with veg lasagna, now what!

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