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Canada Has a New Food Guide

Excerpt from: Healthy Families BC Blog Jan 23 2019 (Original Blog: https://www.healthyfamiliesbc.ca/home/articles/canadas-new-food-guide) Have you seen Canada’s new Food Guide released by Health Canada this week as part of their healthy eating strategy? The Food Guide is designed to help you choose foods that improve your health, meet your nutrient needs and reduce your risk of nutrition-related […]

Getting to Know Generation Health Group Facilitator Lisa Neukomm

Over the next few weeks we will be highlighting some of the awesome facilitators delivering the Generation Health program across B.C. This week we would like to introduce you to Lisa Neukomm. Lisa is the Group Facilitator for the Family Healthy Living Program in Prince George. We had the opportunity to sit down with Lisa and […]

Top Tips to Become a Physically Active Family

With the new year upon us many people are looking for ways to be more active in their day-to-day lives. However, meeting the daily physical activity recommendations laid out by Canada’s 24hr Movement Guidelines can be challenging for many, especially youth in late childhood and the teenage years. As schedules grow busier, youth become more […]

SMART New Year’s Resolutions Help Kids Succeed

(Original post Healthy Families BC Dec 27th , 2017 https://www.healthyfamiliesbc.ca/home/blog/smart-new-years-resolutions-help-kids-succeed) The transition from one year to the next provides a great opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of the year gone by, and set goals for the year that is coming. For kids, reflecting on all the things they have learned to do independently or improved […]

Fitting it in…Making Time for Physical Activity

It happens to all families….we’re bored, annoyed with school/work or just simply feeling tired and lazy. Or, the opposite: we’re so busy that getting enough activity just doesn’t seem possible. So, what can you do when this happens? Canada’s 24 hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth recommend at least 60 minutes per day of […]

Vegetable Side Dishes Make Holiday Meals Shine

Excerpt from Healthy Families BC Blog Dec 5, 2017 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian (original blog https://www.healthyfamiliesbc.ca/home/blog/vegetable-side-dishes-make-holiday-meals-shine) You have the turkey covered, now what do you serve with it? Side dishes are where the magic is. They make your meal shine! Here are some tips to help plan a meal you, your family, and friends […]

The 5-2-1-0 Rule and How to Live by It

Introducing a healthier lifestyle to your child can seem a little daunting. With the 5-2-1-0 rule though, not only can it help your entire family become healthier, it can be an empowering and rewarding experience. The 5-2-1-0 rule follows four simple guidelines that encourage every aspect of a healthier lifestyle. “5” is the number of […]