Healthy Lifestyle

Healthy Lifestyle

There are multiple factors that contribute to the overall health and wellness of children, including eating habits, physical activity, and sleep. This page will provide you with resources full of up to date and trustworthy information regarding health and wellness.

Nutrition Facts

Meals & Snacks

Tips & Tricks

Wellness

Recipes

Newsletter

Nutrition Facts

Eating healthy is an important part of being healthy and feeling good. When you eat well your body gets the nutrients and energy you need to grow. Eating well helps you concentrate and perform better in activities like school, sports or hobbies!

Check out Canada’s Food Guide to help guide you with which healthy choices you should be making to fuel your body.

Canada’s Food Guide: https://food-guide.canada.ca/en/ https://food-guide.canada.ca/static/assets/pdf/CFG-snapshot-EN.pdf

Canada’s Food Guide (French version): https://guide-alimentaire.canada.ca/static/assets/pdf/CFG-snapshot-FR.pdf

It’s important to know which nutrients are coming from your food! Learn how to read a food label so that you can select healthier options!

How to Read a Food Label: https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/canada/health-canada/migration/healthy-canadians/alt/pdf/publications/eating-nutrition/label-etiquetage/fact-fiche-eng.pdf

How to Read a Food Label French version: https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/canada/health-canada/migration/healthy-canadians/alt/pdf/publications/eating-nutrition/label-etiquetage/fact-fiche-fra.pdf

Meals & Snacks

We want to encourage healthy and balanced eating. Check out our handouts to help you make wise choices, serve balanced meals and get inspired for some healthy snack ideas.

Make smart choices: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/food-nutrition/canada-food-guide/food-guide-basics/make-wise-choices.html

Prepare Balanced Meals: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/164dh4PImBRQtwPsxw9h9PxmzTrtQClEq?ogsrc=32

Prepare Balanced Meals (French): https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/164YMfl1gVZsJ6FNrnG51CiySfO1az13t?ogsrc=32

Snacking is an important part of the day. It is a great way to get all the nutrients and energy your body needs each day.

Snacking: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/164dh4PImBRQtwPsxw9h9PxmzTrtQClEq?ogsrc=32

Snacking (French): https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/164YMfl1gVZsJ6FNrnG51CiySfO1az13t

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Wellness

To encourage optimal physical and mental health, children should be physically active, limit the amount of screen time and get sufficient sleep each night. Follow our tips related to other areas of wellness such as sleep, screen time, hygiene and more!

Build your best day: https://participaction.cdn.prismic.io/participaction%2F7eaa487a-823f-4cf5-89aa-bdf9dc3035f8_participaction-24hour-guidelines-children-youth-5-17-educators_fact_sheet_en.pdf

Physical activity recommendation for children aged 5-11: https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/phac-aspc/migration/phac-aspc/hp-ps/hl-mvs/pa-ap/assets/pdfs/05paap-eng.pdf

Physical activity recommendation for children aged 12-17: https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/phac-aspc/migration/phac-aspc/hp-ps/hl-mvs/pa-ap/assets/pdfs/06paap-eng.pdf
 

Recipes

Explore new foods, reduce your time in the kitchen, get your children involved and more by trying our recipes!

Newsletter