RxNutrition, Active Living, and Healthy Growth
Eating a balanced diet and getting enough physical activity are important parts of maintaining health. Below are some resources that help families know how to have an active and balanced lifestyle.
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Nutrition and Physical Activity
Raising Healthy Kids Videos
All 70 of these brief videos in the Raising Our Healthy Kids series easily provides parents and caregivers with current health information.
The videos are grouped into the following categories:
- Supporting Healthy Development
- Supporting Emotional Wellness
- Supporting Healthy Attachment
- Play and Physical Activity
- Infant Nutrition
- Preschool Nutrition
- School Age Nutrition
- Media Literacy and Food Marketing
- Aboriginal Health
- Oral Health
Dietitians of Canada: Children
Parents have many questions about raising healthy eaters - from dealing with picky eaters to packing healthy lunches. The Dietitians of Canada provides guidance to help parents and caregivers promote healthy eating habits.
Healthy Parents, Healthy Children
This website has information for expectant parents and parents of children 5 years of age and younger. Information about developmental stages, nutrition, and active living can be found here. The e-books Pregnancy and Birth and The Early Years are also freely available.
Healthy Eating and Active Living
Information about healthy eating, physical activity, and body image is provided by Alberta Health Services. These digital booklets are written to address healthy eating and active living for different age groups:
Canadian Paediatric Society: Healthy Bodies
The Canadian Paediatric Society has information for parents of children of all ages about healthy eating and physical activity.
Ellyn Satter Institute
The Ellyn Satter Institute website provides details on how to create a supportive mealtime environment for the whole family.
Healthy Eating Starts Here
Alberta Health Services provides information about how to eat healthy where you live, work, learn and play.
Inspiring Healthy Eating
Alberta Health Services has some delicious and nutritious recipes for you and your family.
Canada's Food Guide
Canada's Food Guide provides guidance for children, teens, and adults to make healthy food choices.
Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology: 24 Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth
The 24 hour movement guideline details recommended activity level for children ages 5-17.
Alberta Health: Physical Activity
Physical active lifestyles support children and adults stay healthy. This website provides tips on how to start, or stay, physically active.
Kids Health Nutrition and Fitness Center
Written for kids, this page has information about staying fit and eating healthy. All the information provided has been reviewed by a doctor.
This page age includes important facts and statistics that can help you better understand food allergies and anaphylaxis.
Kids with Food Allergies
Navigating food allergies can be difficult. Kids with Food Allergies offers free tools, educational materials, webinars, videos and other resources to help families and caregivers learn how to keep children safe and healthy.
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This book about feeding infants and children offers practical advice and guidance about nutrition, feedings, and child development.
Satter's book outlines how to have an enjoyable, structured, and healthy way of eating.
Between worrying whether or not nutritional needs are being met and meal time power struggles raising an extremely picky eater can be stressful. This book provides both hope and strategies to parents and caregivers.
Written by two pediatric nutrition experts this guide provides parents with the tools to feed their child at any age.
Kater has developed a curriculum that promotes healthy behaviour and positive body image. Parents can use the lesson plans to teach children how to care for their bodies through mindful eating, and enjoyable movement.
This practical guide shows parents how to help their children maintain body esteem and make healthy choices a routine part of their lives.
Fit Kids provides comprehensive and practical guidance to help parents who want to have active and nourished children.
This material is designed for information purposes only. It should not be used in place of medical advice, instruction and/or treatment. If you have specific questions, please contact your doctor or appropriate health care professional.
For more information contact the Child Health Information Specialist at 403-955-7745 or firstname.lastname@example.org