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September 2017

Helping Your Child Stay Well in University or College

September 12, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags:

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Parenting young adults going to university and college

For many parents, seeing your child go off to post-secondary can be bitter sweet. It’s exciting! They’re entering a new phase of life and exploring their independence. On the other, hand your baby is leaving home for the first time; you’re hoping they’ll make the right decisions and have a meaningful taste of adulthood. + MORE

Alcohol Use and Pregnancy

September 8, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Alcohol | Tags:

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Alcohol use and pregnancy

With so many ways to get information now, women often receive confusing and conflicting information. Messages about alcohol use during pregnancy can sometimes make women feel judged. Knowing where to find reliable, evidence-based information can help women and their partners make healthy decisions and get support.

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3 Ways to Keep Kids Active in Addition to Organized Sports

September 7, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Ways to keep kids active in addition to organized sports

Does your kid’s schedule make a fortune 500 CEO look lazy? Between soccer, gymnastics and track and field, free time may seem minimal and other ways of getting physically active may not be top of mind.

The Canadian Physical Activity guidelines recommends kids do at least 60 minutes of heart pumping activity per day as well as several hours of light activity. Participating in sports is a fantastic way for kids to achieve the recommendations but, there are other ways too. Let’s have a look at three ways.

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Milk Allergy in Children

September 5, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Milk Allergy in Children

Parents are used to hearing different responses from people when sharing that their child has a food allergy. Milk allergy is a case in point. Milk allergy is common in children—about 5 out of 100 children have it. Even so, people’s reactions can range from not taking the allergy seriously to wanting to give well-intentioned advice. Both can be harmful, especially when the advice is based on myths or out-of-date information.

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