Let’s Talk About It…

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Let’s Talk About It…Healthy Sexuality for the Middle School Age Child (9-12) Most children in this age group will begin a rapid phase of transition from childhood to adolescence. The term puberty refers to a stage of physical maturation where a person becomes capable of reproduction. It is important for parents and educators to ensure that children are fully aware … Read More

Nutrition Month 2016: Take a 100 Meal Journey!

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Did you know that the average Canadian eats 100 meals each month? March is Nutrition Month. This year dietitians are encouraging Canadians to make small, sustainable improvements to their health one meal at a time. Here in Canada, 3 out of 5 adults are living with chronic disease, and 4 out of 5 adults are at risk of developing chronic … Read More

Changes to Ontario dental programs

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Ontario dental programs are still available until December 31st. As of January 1, 2016, the following 6 publicly funded dental programs will be combined into the new Healthy Smiles Ontario program: dental benefits for children under Ontario Works dental benefits for children under the Ontario Disability Support Program  dental benefits for children under the Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities … Read More

Confused about labels and peanut free lunches?

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Schools work really hard to keep the school allergy safe. As a first step, we encourage parents to find out your school’s policy on food allergies. Once you know about the foods that need to be avoided, keep them in mind when reading the ingredient list on food labels and when packing lunches. Schools that are nut aware includes walnuts, … Read More

Preventing Pregnancy after Sex

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Missed pills? Broken condom? No protection? When accidents happen you’ve got a back-up plan! It’s called emergency contraception, also known as the “morning after pill” or Plan B. You risk an accidental pregnancy when condoms break, when birth control is taken incorrectly, or if you were unprepared for sex. Unprotected sex, even if it’s just once, can lead to an … Read More

Dietitian? What is That?

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Who are Registered Dietitians? We are the regulated experts, (like nurses or doctors) in food and nutrition! The term “Registered Dietitian” is protected, and only those who have received specific university and internship training are allowed to call themselves Dietitians. Be wary- anyone can call themselves a Nutritionist! Dietitians can help you navigate all the confusing nutrition research, and make … Read More

Shifting Gears – Managing Healthy Eating on Shift Work

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Did you know that shift workers are at a higher risk for a number of diseases? Some research has found that shift workers are at a higher risk for sleep disorders, Type 2 diabetes, stomach upset, some cancers, injury at work, and heart problems (heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure)! Shift workers also report more indigestion, diarrhea, heartburn, and constipation. … Read More

Breakfast in a Hurry!

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Mornings are always a busy time. There are ways to have breakfast in a hurry! Did you know that nearly 40% of Canadians skip breakfast? Eating breakfast is an important way to improve our health. Research has found that eating nutritious breakfasts are related to: Lower levels of obesity and overweight & lower weight gain across time Better control over … Read More

As Parent & Baby Grow

As a new parent you may have questions or concerns as you and your baby grow. Come join us at As Parent & Baby Grow where new parents and their babies can share concerns and experiences with others. You will be joined by a Public Health Nurse to weigh your baby and discuss any concerns you may have. This is … Read More