We make so many excuses to avoid physical activity. We're too busy, we're too tired, or we don't like to sweat. But the fact is, everyone can fit in some form of physical activity – as little as 10 minute intervals, two to three times throughout the day – is a great way to start.
August 14, 2013Morning sickness happens in the morning, right? Not necessarily.
August 14, 2013There are some foods and food additives that should be avoided. These include milk, milk products and juices that haven’t been pasteurized, raw fish, caffeine, some herbal teas and sweeteners
August 14, 2013If you drink when you’re pregnant, your baby’s drinking, too. And that can cause serious problems
August 14, 2013Parenting a toddler isn't always easy, but if you can be a positive parent, your child will flourish and thrive.
August 14, 2013Singing, dancing, or even puzzles are great activities to encourage your toddler to play. Show your toddler that you value play by giving lots of praise, it will positively encourage their development. Here are ideas for how you and your toddler can play together.
August 14, 2013For toddlers, healthy sleep habits is important. Here's some advice to encourage good sleep habits.
August 14, 2013Many parents struggle with picky eaters, but modeling healthy habits can be a powerful tool. It sends the message that healthy eating is important.
August 14, 2013Too many children die every year from preventable injuries in British Columbia and many of these happen at home. Reduce the risk by following these tips.
August 14, 2013Dealing with a crying baby day after day can be difficult, particularly when you're tired. So it's good to have a plan for coping.
August 14, 2013Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden, unexpected death of a healthy baby under the age of one.
November 5, 2013All children need physical activity and while some children are active all the time, others need a bit more movement for their overall health. Here are some useful tips to help promote physical activity in children to ensure they get what they need no matter your lifestyle.
July 31, 2013Whole grain foods like oats, whole wheat, brown rice, whole rye and barley are great foods to satisfy your hunger and provide energy to help our bodies move, work and think.
August 13, 2013Watch to learn about how other women felt after their deliveries and advice on how to best care for your newborn, including breastfeeding.
August 11, 2013How do you know if you've made a healthy drink choice? Whether you are out and about, at home, or at the grocery store, we have some expert advice about finding those healthy beverages to drink.
November 5, 2013High sodium foods are not difficult to find. Packaged foods, ready-to-eat foods, fast foods and restaurant meals often have high sodium levels, even if they don't seem to taste salty.
August 14, 2013Learn how to plan and prepare low sodium meals your family will love. These easy ideas will help to reduce your overall salt intake. Planning low sodium meals are easier than you think.
August 11, 2013The first trimester of pregnancy brings big changes, from weighing less than a gram at 5 weeks pregnant to hearing its heart beat at 8 weeks pregnant. Here's an overview of the changes you can expect for your body during this time.
August 11, 2013Many mothers don't realize the importance of skin to skin contact right after birth. Skin-to-skin contact is even more effective than the traditional baby warmers used in hospitals.
August 14, 2013What is a safe amount to drink? You may be surprised to learn that the effects of alcohol on the body vary. Knowing what a standard drink looks like is a good first step in learning more about the effects of alcohol
July 31, 2013Meal planning and careful shopping takes time and effort, so once you have made your purchases, you'll want to maximize their nutritional value and freshness.
February 13, 2014Are dinner dates, visiting friends, or going to the movies becoming the norm? Here are three ways to include physical activity as a date to keep things fresh and fun, and provide health benefits to both of you. Getting Active on a Date.
February 12, 2014Whether it's Valentine's or any other day of the year, a home cooked meal is usually appreciated. You don't have to spend hours in the kitchen to create a mouth watering dinner. We're making it easy for you, we're listing some meals that are easy on the budget and healthier for you. Show your loved ones you care by whipping up something special.
February 11, 2014Are the chairs in your kitchen gathering dust? Finding the time to eat together can be a challenge but the benefits are hard to ignore. Here are some tips that may make it easier.
February 6, 2014What better way to break up the month of February than a day with your family? Read-on to get ideas and inspiration for this wonderful celebration!
February 4, 2014If you're making your meal plan for the week, try adding 'frittata in a muffin tin' to your menu. They're a great grab'n go breakfast and pack easily in lunches.
January 30, 2014Being realistic and including activities you enjoy doing will go a long way in achieving a healthy lifestyle.
January 28, 2014Healthy eating must be delicious if we expect to make it a lifelong habit. So what happens when we allow our eyes, ears, nose and tongue to do the choosing?
January 23, 2014Think winter is time for cartoon watching and board games? Think again! Playing outside in the winter months is so much FUN.
January 22, 2014Raising healthy kids can be a challenge. Thankfully there's the MEND Program. Learn about free, fun and family-centred sessions available across the province. Start building healthy, lifelong habits for everyone.
January 21, 2014Have you ditched your New Year's resolution to eat healthier? If so, it might not have been the right resolution for you. Try one of our 10 healthy eating goals and set yourself up for success.