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As children grow, their world begins to open up. They become more independent and will want to explore. Interactions with family and friends will help shape their personality, ways of thinking, and moving.

Here’s advice to help nurture your child’s development and help build your relationship.

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Food Labels: Nutrition Information and Ingredients

Food Labels: Nutrition Information and Ingredients

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Reading food labels can help us make healthy and safe food choices. But there’s so much information it can sometimes be confusing. Here’s how to read food labels and figure out if a food is healthy or not.
Choosing Healthy Food

Choosing Healthy Food

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Eating a variety of healthy foods will give your child nutrition for growth, development and learning. Learning about and eating good food from an early age will help your child develop healthy habits for life.
Get Your Child to Eat Breakfast

Get Your Child to Eat Breakfast

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Try these tasty and healthy breakfast ideas to get your child to eat this important morning meal.
Talking About Tough Topics

Talking About Tough Topics

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

It’s normal for you and your child to feel uncomfortable talking about tough topics such as divorce, illness, death, adoption, sex and world disasters.
Good Sleep Habits: 10 Tips

Good Sleep Habits: 10 Tips

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Establishing healthy daytime and evening routines can help your child have a good night’s sleep. And if your child is sleeping well, chances are you might sleep better too. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Preventing Injuries From Physical Activity

Preventing Injuries From Physical Activity

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Whenever children play actively, there’s always a chance of injury. But injury prevention involves just a few simple steps so that your child can enjoy physical activity safely.
Physical Activity: How Much

Physical Activity: How Much

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

By encouraging your child to do some physical activity every day, you’re helping your child to be healthy and setting up healthy habits for life. Daily physical activity can be a lot of fun!
Outdoor Play

Outdoor Play

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Outdoor play is a big part of healthy growth and development for your child.
Physical Activity in Children: Get Children Involved

Physical Activity in Children: Get Children Involved

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Getting children involved in lots of fun physical activity keeps them active and healthy. It’s easy when you help them find activities that they enjoy - and that you can do as part of everyday family life.
Screen Time and Obstacles to Physical Activity

Screen Time and Obstacles to Physical Activity

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Helping your child stay healthy by keeping them physically active and spending less time in front of screens is a fabulous decision. Here are some ideas to help you both succeed.

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