Keeping School-Age Children Healthy: Nutrition and Physical Activity
Good nutrition and physical activity are important parts of staying healthy. They can prevent obesity and some chronic illnesses. You can play an important role in encouraging and modelling healthy habits for school-age children. This virtual lesson
will help you understand portion control, meal components, food safety, and ways of promoting lifelong physical fitness.
NEW! Newcomer Parent Resource Series: Available in 14 Languages
Refugee parents come to Canada with unique settlement needs, and language barriers that make it challenging to get information to support their parenting, children’s development, and the health and safety of their family here in Canada.
We’ve developed a series of 14 parent resources
to help - and they’re available in the 14 languages most commonly spoken by refugee families here in Canada!
Keeping Children’s Teeth Healthy
It’s important to teach your child how to keep their teeth healthy. This resource offers some helpful tips.
This resource is available in the following languages (note that these files are meant for web viewing and local printing. If you intend to do a larger print run, you can request high-resolution files):
Helping Your Child Cope With Stress
Settling in Canada can be stressful. What’s more, if your family had a long journey to safety, it’s common to still feel fearful. However, this can lead your child to feeling fearful, too—and that can result in stress. In this tip sheet, you’ll learn how to recognize the signs of stress in your child.
Multilingual information for parents: Free prescriptions for children and youth in Ontario
In Ontario, children and youth (age 24 years old and under) now have access to free prescription drug coverage, regardless of family income. You can find helpful information and multilingual resources that can be shared with the families in your program here
Make Bedtime Better: The Sleep Guide for Parents
Many families struggle with bedtime routines and helping children develop healthy sleeping patterns. This guide
is full of information about all things related to children's sleep. The topics have been broken down into useful sections to make it easy to find the information and you're looking for.
Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years (0-4 years)
As young children grow and develop they need to move, sleep and sit the right amounts each day to be healthy - and this simple visual helps us to understand just how much moving, sleeping and sitting children of different ages need each day
NEW! Eat Right Be Active Booklets
We all want children to grow up healthy and feeling great- and these booklets can help! They are full of everyday ideas that busy parents and caregivers can put into action so toddlers
, and school-agers
can eat well and be active.
Why Kids Should Play Outdoors in Winter
In winter and cold weather children’s play is often limited to the indoors. Adult fears about safety and negative attitudes toward exposure to cold weather are the barriers that prevent children from accessing play in winter months, but it's up to adults to focus on the importance of children’s play, regardless of the season. After all, play should not be restricted to warm weather. Let’s welcome winter with a playful attitude
Meal planning made easy for parents and caregivers
Healthy eating helps children grow and thrive, but managing mealtimes and helping children develop healthy eating habits can be challenging! This helpful new resource includes: sample menus, checklists, ideas for picky eaters and saving money, simple, healthy, kid-friendly recipes and more
... (Available in English and French)