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March 2014

Sandwiches for Supper

March 31, 2014 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: sandwich, supper, whole grain, veg, kid-friendly

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Sandwiches for Supper

When it comes to feeding the family during the work week, time is of the essence. During the week I don’t have time to simmer soups or bake casseroles. The kids are hungry and the sooner they can sit down to a meal the better.

I used to think of sandwiches as a lunch food. Now, I think they make for a delightfully quick and often kid-friendly supper meal.

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Unplug and Play

March 19, 2014 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: active, sedentary, computer, smart phone, tablet

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Unplug and Play

Are your kids getting more screen time than playtime? From March 24 – 30, join other Canadian families who took the pledge to Unplug & Play for at least 60 minutes a day.

Unplug & Play is exactly as it sounds. Turn off your electronics (e.g., televisions, passive video games, smart phones, and tablets) and get some active play going. Why Unplug & Play? Research shows that children spend too much time in front of a screen (averaging almost
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Prevent Cancer One Bite at a Time

March 18, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: prevention, Colon cancer, colorectal cancer, Healthy diet, Fibre, vegetables, fruit, whole grains, beans, Meat, Processed meat, screening

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Prevent Cancer One Bite at a Time

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. We don't talk about colorectal cancer as much as we do other cancers. Given that it's one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in BC, we shouldn’t only talk about it; we should do something about it. Did you know that 50% of colorectal cancers can be prevented with healthy diet and lifestyle choices?

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Running Race Preparation

March 17, 2014 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: running, 5km run, race, preparation, new runners

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Running Race Preparation

Spring is filled with running events, from fun 5 km runs to full marathons. Given some preparation, most people can join in one of these runs and have a positive and fun experience. + MORE

Dogs for Exercise

March 13, 2014 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: dogs, walking, running, walking the dog

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Dogs for Exercise

Owning a dog can have a positive effect on all aspects of health. In addition, a dog can positively influence your level of physical activity.

Having a dog to accompany you in your adventures is great. Together you can try to accumulate 30 or more minutes of daily activity.You don’t necessarily need to own a dog to be active with one. Ask a neighbour to walk their dog once a week. Alternatively, the BC SPCA has a volunteer dog walking program. + MORE

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