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.
November 30, 2014Healthy teeth and gums are vital to your child’s general health. You can help your child develop strong, healthy teeth by making sure his teeth are cleaned twice a day.
November 30, 2014During the early school years, children learn more, longer words and how sounds combine to make words. Here are some of the ways your children’s language and communication skills develop.
November 30, 2014It’s normal for you and your child to feel uncomfortable talking about tough topics such as divorce, illness, death, adoption, sex and world disasters.
November 30, 2014Try these tasty and healthy breakfast ideas to get your child to eat this important morning meal.
November 30, 2014Eating 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.
November 30, 2014Reading 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.
November 30, 2014Self-esteem is feeling good about yourself. Good self-esteem helps children try new things, take healthy risks and solve problems. It gives them a solid foundation for their learning and development.
November 30, 2014Bullying can be frightening, and physically and emotionally damaging for children. It is all too common among school children. Even preschoolers can experience it. Here are some tips on how to spot if your child is being bullied and what you can do about it.
November 30, 2014Try these tips to encourage the behaviour you want in your child.
November 30, 2014How things go at home in the morning can set the tone for the day ahead. Children who arrive at school feeling calm, relaxed, fed and ready can make the most of the first few hours of the day.
August 14, 2013Watch this video to learn more about the importance of skin-to-skin contact in the first few hours after the birth of your baby.
August 12, 2013Swimming pools and garden ponds are like magnets to toddlers. So you need to practice good safety habits any time you're close to water.
August 5, 2013Kegel exercises help to strengthen the vaginal and perineal area. These muscles support your baby while you're pregnant.
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 12, 2013It's easy to confuse pre-labour with true labour. Here's a list of signs to help you tell the difference.
August 11, 2013During the second trimester - weeks 15 to 27 of pregnancy - your emotions may feel more stable. You’ll also experience a range of new physical changes.
August 11, 2013The first time your baby gets a cold, fever or upset stomach, it's normal to worry. But learning how to deal with them, can help you breathe easier.
August 3, 2013Alcohol use is closely tied to both physical and mental health. Here are some resources and ideas that can help you learn more about the impact alcohol has on seniors' health.
August 14, 2013Latching your baby correctly is important for successful breastfeeding. Watch this video to learn more for latching on success for both you and your baby.
August 14, 2013Some women choose to express breast milk by hand – which can be done almost anywhere. Here's a useful video to help you with the basics!
October 29, 2014Soon-to-be Moms and Dads often continue working up to (or close to) the due date of their baby. Here’s how to create a work environment that supports healthy pregnancies.
October 28, 2014Close your eyes and imagine a typical vending machine. Do healthy food and beverages pop into your mind? Maybe not, but they can!
October 23, 2014You’re bound to get rained on this winter, why not enjoy getting soaked and stay warm by taking a dip at your local pool?
October 21, 2014Halloween is always a spooktacular time for kids to dress up as their favourite character and make their way around the neighbourhood in search of treats. This year, why not try a new type of hauntingly thrilling give-away when trick-or-treaters come knocking?
October 16, 2014Wool sweaters, rosy cheeks and cool crisp air all come with fall. Staying active indoors or outdoors is easier than you think!
October 15, 2014If you ask yourself, “where am I the healthiest?” the answer may seem pretty obvious. It could be your hour at the gym four times a week or the time you spend making a healthy dinner with your family. But what about at work?
October 14, 2014Want to know if food and drinks sold in BC public schools are healthy options for your kids? ‘The Checklist’ is a handy resource to ensure freshly made food and drinks sold in schools are healthier choices.
October 9, 2014We sit at work, at meals, in the car, and in front of the TV. Is all this sitting good for us?
October 8, 2014The first trimester of pregnancy is full physical changes, emotions, and appointments. Use this as a guide of what to expect during the first 0-14 weeks of pregnancy.
October 7, 2014As the leaves change color and the first hint of chill in the evening air announces that fall is here, BC’s cranberry farmers are finishing their harvest to put lovely local cranberries on our Thanksgiving tables.