Health & Wellness

2017

Healthy Teens - Prevent and Manage Concussion

Healthy Children - An Energized Brain

Early Specialization in Sport

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Practical Ways to Help Your Child Build Positive Body Image

Healthy Choices for Special Events Schools host a variety of events, including parent teacher nights, sports days, birthdays, school fairs, carnivals, and holiday celebrations. Food is often a part of these events. In many cases, unhealthy snacks and…

Talk to Your Child About Mental Health

Talk to Your Child About Mental Health – Part 1 Everyone has mental health and it changes daily. It's about your range of emotions and affects the way you think and feel about yourself and others and how you cope with life's challenges. Mental health…

2016

Hand Washing

Anytime is hand hygiene time. Studies done by the Center for Disease Control have shown that if children wash their hands as few as four times during the school day they have up to 50% fewer colds, flu and sore throats. There are five important steps:…

Pack a Healthier Lunch with Less Litter

On average a child or youth taking a lunch to school will throw away packaging that can create 30 kilograms/67 pounds of litter in aschool year. It’s clear that lunches with less packaging will help reduce this litter, but they are also a chance to…

5 Tips on Talking About Sexual Health with Your Child

Talking about sexual health topics like puberty and menstruation canbe daunting and uncomfortable for many parents. The good news is there are ways to prepare and moments to take advantage of, which will help you talk with your child about these topics.…

A Garden for Every Child

Gardening is good for kids: it is a proven stress reliever, it helps clear the head, it is an excellent source of fresh food and it can serve as a great form of exercise. However,as you already learned time and time again in your parenting career, lecturing…

Self- Management

Why It's Important to You and Your Child One part of self-management is having the ability to control your emotions and your responses. If you can identify your emotions and how they influence your actions, you will be better able to act on the emotions…

Water Facts and Getting Outdoors!

Water Facts We use water in many ways every day. Every system in our body depends on water. We need water to:• Cool our bodies (when we sweat)• Help with digestion• Absorb and carry nutrients throughout the body• Remove wastes and help the body…

Mental Wellbeing in Youth

Adolescence is an important time in the development of lifelong mental wellbeing. Mental wellbeing is more than just being happy. It is having self-esteem and confidence, being connected to others and enjoying the good feelings that come from participating…

2015

Being Mentally Healthy: Why it's important for you and your child

The terms mental health and mental illness are often used to mean the same thing, but in reality, they are different. Everyone has mental health; not everyone has a mental illness like depression. Having good mental health helps us manage our emotions,…

Talking to Your Child About Bullying

As children progress through school, they begin to navigate the ups and downs of friendships. Children become more independent and it can be challenging to make sure what is happening with your child and their peers is appropriate. It is important…

Safe Food for Lunch

Food is an enjoyable part of everyday living. When we eat, we want to have the proper nutrition, but we also want the food to taste and look good. One thing we never expect is to get sick from the food we eat. To keep any food safe we can follow four…

Healthy Children - Parent Newsletter November 2015

Children with Food Allergies About 1 in 13 kids have a food allergy. An allergic reaction occurs when the body’simmune system overacts to a food protein (an allergen). The most common foodallergens are: peanuts, tree nuts, sesame seeds, soy, seafood…