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