Child and Family Health

 

Families are the foundation of our communities.

Healthy families build healthy communities.

 

Our physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being are directly influenced by the health practices of our families. Therefore, the family needs to be a positive role model for healthy living. Physical activity, healthy nutrition, injury prevention, relaxation and self-care, are all a part of building a healthy family.

 

Everyone in the family plays a unique role. Parents play a most vital role in the health of the family, as they influence the health of the next generation.  Parents need to be aware of physical health issues, including the growth and development of children, as well as parenting skills that will encourage a child's emotional and social growth.

 

 

 Resources for Parents:

Let’s Grow -free newsletter of resources/information for parents

Community Resources -list of services parents can access.

Online Prenatal Program

Healthy Babies, Healthy Children Home Visiting Program

Nutri-eSTEP - Do you want to know if your child is a healthy eater? Complete this simple questionnaire to find out.

 

 Resources for Child Care Providers:

2018 Resources

Practical Guide to Menu Planning and Supportive Nutrition Environments

Menu and Nutrition Environment Self-Assessment Tool

Allergy Update for Cooks Workshop

Kids and Food Prep

*NEW* Paint your Plate Toolkit Announced

 

Paint Your Plate with Vegetables and Fruit: A Toolkit for Ontario Child Care Providers

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Learn colourful ways to make it easier for young children in your care to enjoy vegetables and fruit every day. Check out the sample policies, seasonal menus, and fun activities, as well as factsheets, posters, and tips for sharing the Paint Your Plate Message with families.

 

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