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August 2013

Toddler Parenting Tips You Can Trust!

August 30, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags: toddlers, parenting

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Toddler Parenting Tips You Can Trust!

As parents of school-age kids are dealing with school supplies, schedules and snack options, this time of year has its own changes for parents of toddlers.

Suddenly the beaches and parks are quieter, the library's kid's section has more comfy seats to choose from, and with some big brothers and sisters heading off to school, the toddler is king (or queen)! + MORE

Back to School...Staying Active!

August 29, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: back to school, active kids

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Back to School...Staying Active!

Today's guest blogger is Zainisha Vasanji, PhD, Certified Exercise Physiologist.

Zainisha has a Doctor of Philosophy in Health and Exercise Physiology from the University of Calgary. She also has the Certified Exercise Physiologist qualification through the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology.

When not working at the Physical Activity Line, you can catch her playing disc golf, bocce and backgammon. Thanks for joining us today Zainisha! + MORE

E-cigarettes - Can They Help Smokers Quit?

August 28, 2013 by Shelley Canitz | Posted in: Smoking | Tags: e-Cig, smoking cessation

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E-cigarettes - Can They Help Smokers Quit?

I've seen e-cigarettes mentioned everywhere: on portable signs at the side of the road, in pamphlets on store counters and in the hands of celebrities in gossip magazines.

Many people believe that e-cigarettes are a harmless product that help smokers quit. Are they? Here's the short answer - I have no idea. What I don't know about e-cigarettes is much greater than what I do know. + MORE

Fruit Pops Kids Will Love

August 26, 2013 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: fruit pops, recipe ideas

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Fruit Pops Kids Will Love

After a hot summer day filled with fun and play nothing goes down quite as nice as a fruit pop. Fruit pops are fruit-based ice pops, which are commonly known as popsicles. Based on a combination of refreshing fruit and 100% juice, they’re a healthy and pleasing snack for your child.

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New Breastfeeding Tool!

August 22, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: | Tags: pregnancy, parenting, breastfeeding

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New Breastfeeding Tool!

After your baby is born, you will spend some time with him or her on your chest, skin-to-skin. This close contact allows for bonding and warmth, and encourages your baby to start breastfeeding. Your health care provider can help you and your baby learn to breastfeed and you may have help from friends or family in the early days. But where do you turn when the initial rush of support dies down?  The HealthyFamilies BC website has lots of answers to your breastfeeding and parenting questions in the new Pregnancy and Parenting resource section. One of the exciting new tools is the Breastfeeding Buddy online tool.

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