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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 Both can be harmful, especially when the advice is based on myths or out-of-date information.

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Physical Activity Then vs Now

August 31, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Physical activity then vs now

Why are gyms and fad fitness routines modern things? Well, truth of the matter is, most people didn’t focus on them as much in the past because lives were simply much more physically active.

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Helping Kids Ease Back into a New School Year

August 30, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags:

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Helping kids ease back into a new school year

Kids, teens and young adults are all transitioning back to school. For those starting pre-school through to high school this is an exciting time, but it can also cause stress and anxiety about what to expect from a new school year.

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