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Making Meal Preparation a Family Affair!

Nutrition Month may be over but we are always thinking of how to incorporate new ideas into our daily routines. Looking back at March we thought we would highlight some of the great ideas we came across! This year’s theme was ‘Eating 9 to 5’ and was geared towards helping Canadians eat healthier while at work or school. (more…)

Surviving and Thriving the Holiday Season

During the holidays, routine can become a less important part of our lives! With visiting family and friends, we tend to eat more. We don’t always know how to keep the children busy. Here are a few ideas to stay active and maintain healthy eating habits over the holidays: (more…)

Active Video Games

Active video games are often thought to be an easy way to move around while having fun with your family or friends. Some people think that they are a good solution for children who do not get enough physical activity.

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Active Household Tasks!

According to the Canadian Physical Activities Guidelines, children from birth to 4 years of age should get at least 180 minutes of physical activity per day, at any intensity. Children aged 5 to 11 should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity daily.

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Active Transportation

For many people, September is synonymous with back-to-school activities and a return to one’s pre-summer routine. For others, it signifies a return to the joys of active transport methods and the pleasure that comes with going to school or work by foot, bicycle or rollerblades.

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Sedentary Behaviour & Screen Time

According to the Active Healthy Kids Canada 2014 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth, Canadian children between the ages of 3 and 4 spend 5.8 hours a day being sedentary. This number increases to 7.6 hours a day for the 5- to 11- year-old age bracket.

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Reading Food Packaging

The information on foods’ packaging can help you make healthy choices in the grocery store. Here are some tips to help you understand the information listed on grocery items.

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Tips for healthy eating that won’t break the bank!

Healthy eating can sometimes come at a cost…but it doesn’t have to! We’ve compiled a list of tips and reminders to help you shop on a budget and help you find ways to store fresh foods for longer periods of time:

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Helping Your Picky Eater

There are many reasons why children might not eat some foods. Sometimes they’re learning that they can say no or other times the food tastes too strong for their young taste buds. Often, however, it can be that they just aren’t used to the food, and they need more chances to experience the food before they will eat it.

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Combatting Cabin Fever

What can you do with your kids when it’s –50°C outside and you’re stuck inside? There are a lot of ways to stay active indoors without a large space. It’s important to help your kids find ways to move inside, so they don’t get stuck in front of the television.

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This time of year can be busy!

Between holiday parties and school concerts, you might feel as though you don’t have enough time to eat healthy foods. It’s important to maintain a routine around meal times even when you’re busy since it helps preschoolers learn to listen to their bodies and eat enough food for all they do in a day.

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Since the children often choose the activities, they are excited to play them.

- Educator (SK)