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Safely Enjoy Meals with BC Oysters and Scallops

September 19, 2017 by Catherine Atchison, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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BC scallop and oyster food safety

When I was a child, my family would visit friends on Vancouver Island for a big summer celebration. I have great memories of my Dad teaching us kids how to gather, shuck and cook oysters to add a taste of the ocean to our dinner.

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Fall Harvest: a Fun Way to Get Active as a Family

September 14, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Fall Harvest: a fun way to get active as a family

The end of summer and beginning of fall are prime time for fruit and vegetable picking. Biting into an apple that was freshly picked and washed from a tree seconds ago is a sensory overload for your taste buds that I must recommend. Other than being super tasty and nutritiously healthy, there are actual physical benefits to fruit picking.

First off, it’s a great way to be active. When out, you’re walking from tree to tree and bush to bush to collect your harvest. This is a great way to avoid the sitting disease and work on your aerobic fitness.

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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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