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The National Sports drinks and energy drinks unhealthy for kids and teens

Most children and teens shouldn't consume sports and energy drinks, and the products should no longer be marketed to them, the Canadian Paediatric Society says. In a new position statement, the society said sports drinks are high in sugar, which contributes to the obesity epidemic as well as dental cavities.
  • 2017
  • 00:01:58
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 02/12/2018

The National Do Canadian schools need a food services makeover?

A coalition of food security advocates and parents say Canadian schools are doing a poor job at promoting health and nutrition and are calling for a new unified national food policy.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:08
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 02/12/2018

The Stats of Life Food

In this episode we meet the statistically average family that can’t seem to make time to eat healthy meals together. Plus, a large family that has 25 people over for dinner every Friday and a couple from the east coast who have so little money that to feed themselves they forage for food, tend a garden and barter for meals ...
  • 2017
  • 00:23:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/17/2018

News in Review - December 2017 Mind, Body and Spirit: Exploring Healthy Options

The Canadian government considers this country to be in a health crisis. Obesity, diabetes, cancer and mental health issues are on the rise and taking a toll on the country’s health services. But we can all take steps now to live a healthier and longer life. The CBC’s health reporter Christine Birak takes us through just a few of the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:12:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/20/2017

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Dot. Dinner for Thirty

Over-excited at the chance to use a 3D food printer, Dot accidentally prints far too many dog bones and has to ask for help when her house goes to the dogs.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:02
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/07/2017

We are the Best The Cold Snap Pear from the Niagara Valley

Thanks to a group of researchers and producers from Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., Canadians can now enjoy local pears all year round. Dr. Amy Bowen heads up the research on the Cold Snap pear at Vineland Growers' Co-operative. In this episode of We Are The Best, she explains to chef Ricardo Larrivée how this Canadian invention was developed, and makes her pitch for ...
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/03/2017

We are the Best Hemingford Ice Cider

Twenty years ago, nobody knew anything about ice cider, but Domaine Neige owner François Pouliot managed to build a global brand off of the cold Canadian beverage. Now people all over the world are lining up to have a little taste of Quebec. Forty-five minutes south of Montreal, in the village of Hemmingford, Pouliot grows, hand picks and processes the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/03/2017

We are the Best Couscous from Candiac

What do Casablanca and Candiac, Quebec, have in common? Couscous. Did you know that 400 tons of couscous is shipped across the Atlantic every year? Join chef Ricardo Larrivée as he gets to the root of this golden grain.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/28/2017

We are the Best Beef from Cochrane

Why Alberta's grasslands are the perfect place to raise cattle. Join chef Ricardo Larrivée for a day of feeding the herd on the lush and temperate grasslands of southern Alberta, as he learns where Canadian beef begins.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/28/2017

We are the Best The Bayview Malpèque Oyster

One hundred and seventeen years ago, P.E.I.'s Malpeque was named the world's best oyster. Here's why. Join chef Ricardo Larrivée as he as explores one of Eastern Canada's most famous treats.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/28/2017

We are the Best Maple Syrup from Saint-Robert-Bellarmin

Step inside two Quebec sugar shacks — one vintage, the other state-of-the-art. Join chef Ricardo Larrivée as he taps into the sweet heart of maple country and learns just how much the industry has changed.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/28/2017

We are the Best Icewine from Niagara Peninsula

Canadians didn't invent icewine — but we did perfect it. Join chef Ricardo Larrivée as he tours the famed Inniskillin estate winery in the Niagara Peninsula and explores the intricacies of this classic Canadian beverage.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/28/2017

We are the Best Lentils from Riceton

When it comes to lentils, this 65-person Sask. town proves that small things can pack a punch. Join chef Ricardo Larrivée as he roams the Sask. fields and learns why lentils may be the key to a sustainable food future.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/28/2017

We are the Best Sparkling Cider from Rougemont

This pioneering Quebec cider house is spearheading Canada's craft cider revival. Join chef Ricardo Larrivée as he explores what goes into making world-class cider.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/28/2017

We are the Best Dried Peas from Landis

Why Canada is becoming the pantry of the world (think: peas). Dried peas from Landis, Sask., are sold in over 75 countries. Join chef Ricardo Larrivée as he learns about the power of the pulse.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/28/2017

We are the Best The Peameal Bacon Sandwich

How do you make the most of a cured cut of peameal bacon? You slice it and fry it. That's the kind of thinking that brought the world famous peameal bacon sandwich into existence. For 40 years, Carousel Bakery, birthplace of the peameal sandwich, has been serving the crowds at Toronto's St. Lawrence Market. Now tourists from all over the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/27/2017

We are the Best Molson Beer

Founded in 1786 by John Molson, Montreal's Molson Brewery is the oldest operating brewery in North America. For over 100 years, this company has been gaining international recognition. Currently, Molson Coors is the third largest beer company in the world, brewing 90 kinds of beers that are available in 50 countries. Seventh generation Molsons, Geoff and Andrew, are driven by ...
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/27/2017

We are the Best Mustard Seeds from Cabri

Did you know that Canada is the largest producer of high-quality mustard in the world? Condiment makers like Maille use Canadian seeds for their famous Dijon. In fact, they end up buying more than 5,000 tonnes of yield every year — enough for more than 1.9 billion small jars of mustard. Farmers like Kevin Hursh from Cabri, Sask., are part ...
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/27/2017

Marketplace Food waste: What some supermarkets throw out

David Common goes dumpster-diving to reveal how big companies throw good food into dumpsters, part of a $31 billion a year problem in Canada. Some European countries have taken action on supermarket food waste, but Canada doesn't even have a food waste policy. If other countries can do it, why can’t we?
  • 2016
  • 00:22:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/31/2017

We are the Best Lac La Ronge Wild Rice

Farmer Tom Hamilton spends late August boating around the shallow shorelines and bays of Lac La Ronge, Saskatchewan. He is harvesting some of the world's most nutritious wild rice, which will later be bought and processed by the Northern Lights Food Company. The goal is not to harvest as much rice as possible, but to harvest the best quality rice ...
  • 2017
  • 00:03:00
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/17/2017

We are the Best Lavaltrie Strawberry Plants

The strawberries from your local grocery store may grow in the U.S., but there is a chance they got their start in Quebec. It is on farms like Production Lareault, in Lavaltrie, where strawberry seedlings begin to sprout. On this farm alone, there are 35 strawberry varieties being grown and another 150 being tested. All these different types of strawberries ...
  • 2017
  • 00:03:00
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/17/2017

We are the Best Edgeley Wheat

You may not know that Canada is the world's premier exporter of durum wheat. In the small town of Edgeley, Saskatchewan, farmer Franck Groeneweg and his family spend their days cultivating top quality grain that is used in pasta all over the world — including Italy. Join Ricardo as he learns about the passion and technology behind the product. You'll ...
  • 2017
  • 00:03:00
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/17/2017

Marketplace Best before: How supermarkets sell you old food

We rely on best before dates to make sure food is fresh and we don’t get sick. But how reliable are they? Supermarket insiders tell all and share common tricks some grocery stores use to give your favourite foods a second life.
  • 2015
  • 00:22:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/19/2017

Marketplace Coffee cups: Do the coffee giants really recycle?

We love our take out coffee, but what happens to all those cups? Coffee companies like Tim Hortons and Starbucks say they recycle them. We stake out two coffee giants and find out how green those promises really are. Canadians drink about 1.5 billion cups of coffee a year: That’s over half a million trees’ worth, enough to fill more ...
  • 2016
  • 00:10:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/06/2016

The National This Igloo Greenhouse Could Revolutionize Food Production in the North

A Ryerson University student has built a greenhouse on the Arctic Circle that allows people in the far North to grow fresh produce.
  • 2016
  • 00:05:12
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/19/2016