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Top 10 Healthy Living Blogs of 2014

December 31, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Physical Activity, Food & Nutrition | Tags: top blogs 2014, popular blogs, goals, healthy living goals, improvements

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Top 10 healthy living blogs of 2014

As 2014 comes to an end, take a moment to reflect on all you’ve accomplished over the year. Congratulate yourself for the little changes you made to improve your health and well-being. Maybe you started walking regularly, maybe you’ve been adding an extra serving of vegetables and fruits to your meals, or maybe you’ve been opting for water instead of sugary drinks when thirsty. Either way, give yourself a pat on the back – even the smallest changes can make big improvements to your health. + MORE

Ring in the New Year with Traditional Foods

December 30, 2014 by Sophia Baker-French, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition, Recipes | Tags: New Year, winter solstice, celebration, culture, tradition, traditional foods

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Ring in the New Year with Traditional Foods

The New Year comes just after Winter Solstice. For many, it’s a time of celebration, reflection, and renewal. Cultures around the world celebrate the New Year with traditional foods that hold special meaning for the year to come. The dietitian in me relishes that so many of these foods are extremely nutritious. + MORE

Make your own Holiday Centrepiece

December 23, 2014 by Adrienne Ngai, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: centrepiece, fruit centrepiece, vegetable centrepiece, dessert, appetizer, holiday decorations

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Make your own Holiday Centrepiece

Celebrate the holidays with an easy to make and edible vegetable-fruit-based centrepiece for your table. These beautiful ornaments double as a healthy appetizer or dessert and will be a hit with your guests.

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Give the Gift of Physical Activity

December 18, 2014 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: athletic equipment, active time, sporting equipment, family activity, snow, holidays

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Give the gift of physical activity

What if you could reduce spending, promote good health, and decrease stress while having fun with your family? You can! We propose two ways to do this: + MORE

Set a Good Example at Holiday Parties

December 17, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Alcohol | Tags: drinking, moderation, low-risk drinking, celebrations, holiday, kids, example

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Set a Good Example at Holiday Parties

One of the best parts of the holiday season is getting the chance to socialize with the people in your life. Whether you host a holiday gathering at your home or attend one elsewhere, these celebrations can be enjoyable and offer the opportunity to catch up with long-time friends or family members.

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