Looking for more information and activities that will help your family develop healthy habits? Check out these great resources.
Active for Life offers resources that parents can use to help their children to develop physical literacy.
Children develop physical literacy by learning a wide variety of fundamental movement skills that allow them to enjoy many different physical activities and sports. Without physical literacy, they are less likely to stay active for life.
For more information, visit the Active for Life website.
Also, don’t miss the KidActive Web App! It has dozens of fun games and activities to develop your kids’ physical literacy and track their development.
The Hastings Prince Edward Public Health Active Living Guide contains physical activity opportunities offered throughout Hastings and Prince Edward Counties. This guide is divided by geographic area.
The Raising Our Healthy Kids website features a series of 60-90 second videos with up-to-date health information for parents and care providers. Check out some of our favorite examples on play and physical activity:
The Have a Ball Together page has a series of facts, tips, activity ideas and more to help your 0 to 6 year old get the physical activity they need.
Check out this great video on the importance of outdoor active play!
Check Canada’s Food Guide for healthy eating tips at any age.
Visit Unlock Food for tools and resources to increase healthy eating habits for you and your family.
Do you have a question about food or nutrition? Speak with a Registered Dietitian by calling Telehealth Ontario toll-free at 1-866-797-0000.
HPEPH offers useful resrouces relating to all aspects of healthy eating, including a Food Access Guide, nutition directory, and more! Check out the Hastings Prince Edward Public Health Healthy Eating Resources to learn more.
More than a third (35 per cent) of the sugar that Canadians consume comes from the added sugars in foods, such as soft drinks and candy, as opposed to sugar that occurs naturally in fruits, vegetables and milk.5
NutriSTEP is a screening tool that can be used by parents to assess nutrition risk in their Toddlers and Preschoolers (ages 18 months to 5 years).
The Raising Our Healthy Kids website features a series of 60-90 second videos with up-to-date health information for parents and care providers. Check out some of our favorite examples related to healthy eating:
Eat Right, Be Active Guides to help parents/caregivers bring physical activity and healthy eating to life with their children.
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