Dr. Pamela Smith, ND 

Dr. Pam has a family practice at The Nest Family Wellness Centre which offers naturopathic and midwifery care. She combines science-based natural medicine with conventional medical therapeutics. Learn more about Dr. Pam and the services offered by her clinic here, or book an appointment at www.drpamelasmith.com.

Check out the latest Ask Dr Pam Q&A and posts by topic below as well as her health and wellness posts.

Ask Dr Pam   

Is it okay to use food as a reward for my child's good behavior?


Using food as a reward can send confusing signals to children about food especially as the rewards are generally ones high in sugar. Instead, create rewards around special events or activities spent with mom or dad like a special date just for them, extra stories at bedtime, educational games, etc. 

For information about childhood obesity and tips for preventing it, read this post.

This post has a number of other great tips for helping to reduce sugar intake.