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Toddler Parenting Tips You Can Trust!

August 30, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags: toddlers, parenting

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Toddler Parenting Tips You Can Trust!

As parents of school-age kids are dealing with school supplies, schedules and snack options, this time of year has its own changes for parents of toddlers.

Suddenly the beaches and parks are quieter, the library's kid's section has more comfy seats to choose from, and with some big brothers and sisters heading off to school, the toddler is king (or queen)! + MORE

Teaching the Reason for Healthy Eating

January 24, 2013 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags: eating healthy, children, food

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Teaching the Reason for Healthy Eating

I’ve mentioned it before: my four year old son has some very definite ideas about what he likes (and doesn’t like) to eat. But a few weeks ago he caught me by surprise. He started asking for water to drink at mealtimes instead of milk. I complied with his request for a couple of days, but once it started to become a regular thing, I needed to get more information from him. While water is the preferred beverage to satisfy thirst, I wanted to be sure my son didn’t exclude milk. So, I asked him why he didn’t want to drink milk.

“Milk is for babies,” he told me. + MORE

The Influenza Vaccine Protects Children

December 5, 2012 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags: flu, children, precautions

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The Influenza Vaccine Protects Children

Today’s blogger is Dr. Perry Kendall. He’s BC’s Provincial Health Officer. He has a passion for public health and was awarded the Order of British Columbia for his contributions to Public Health practice and to harm reduction policy and practice in BC. Thanks for joining us Dr. Kendall!

Previously, I wrote about the importance of the flu shot and how it could help those at heightened risk and avoid serious illness. This time, I want to talk about kids and the flu. + MORE

Parents and Healthy Eating at School

October 30, 2012 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags: School Guidelines, healthier choices

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Parents and Healthy Eating at School

With Halloween upon us, I’m prepared for the candy that’s about to enter my home.

My kids are at an age when Halloween is important; they’ve had their costumes for a month. I love seeing how excited they get running door to door yelling “trick-or-treat” and then sorting through their loot at the end of the night. I also think there are some easy ways to control the amount of candy that comes in from trick-or-treating so, as a parent and a dietitian, I have little objection. + MORE

With Strings Attached

October 4, 2012 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags: breastfeeding, support

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With Strings Attached

I wasn’t captured on the cover of a magazine with my nipple in his mouth, but I did choose to breastfeed my son until he was three and a half years old. Despite not reaching international attention, I have to admit my simple act of feeding my child did turn a few heads.

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