Eat healthier using Canada’s Food Guide. Learn about food groups, recommended serving sizes and options in choosing healthy foods. Be sure to check out the Food Guide Basics including information on what is a Food Guide Serving.
Visit the Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick’s YouTube channel to try our heart healthy recipes.
The Cookspiration app, developed by Dietitians of Canada, provides recipe ideas to suit your mood and schedule. View online or download the free app on your phone.
Provides information on raising healthy kids with resources on nutrition and physical activity.
A handout providing healthier snacks and baked goods that your children are sure to love.
An article written by the Dietitians of Canada that provides parents with information on how they can introduce fruits and vegetables into their child’s diet, as well as a few recipe ideas.
School aged children learn quickly and are influenced by friends and popular trends. This is an important time to talk about and encourage healthy food habits.
Incorporate physical activity into screen time with active apps that get children moving or brings their screen time outdoors.
A document that allows parents to track their child’s screen time, set limits and goals about electronic device usage, and provides suggestions for fun activities instead of screen usage.
5 easy ways to help your child reduce screen time at home.
Build Your Best Day is a fun, educational tool to teach children and youth (aged 5-17) about the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines. Be sure to visit the “Resources for Parents” section to download fact sheets, activity pages, and the Best Play Date invitation.
Parents play a major role in supporting health behaviours and providing children opportunities for healthy, active living. What will you do to reduce screen time?
OurPact is much more than a parental control app. It’s the catch-all family locator and screen time management solution you’ve been waiting for.
Information for parents from Canadian paediatricians.
Not sure if your child is getting too much screen time or not? This resource will help you figure out the best fit for your child.
Find the latest updates and resources for the Canadian Physical Activity and 24-Hour Movement guidelines. Children need to Move, Sleep and Sit the right amounts.
ParticipACTION is a national non-profit organization that promotes healthy living and physical fitness, the mission is to help Canadians sit less and move more. The 150 Play List is 150 activities for any age, ability or level of experience – follow the link to find out how to play, what equipment is needed, and suggested adaptations.
KidSport provides support to children under the age of 18 in order to remove the financial barrier from playing organized sports.
NB Plays is an after-school initiative developed by Recreation New Brunswick and the Department of Healthy and Inclusive Communities. It promotes a blended approach to programming with the goal of healthy, holistic development.
New Brunswick is easy to get to. Just jump in your car and choose your road trip adventure. From winding river routes to cultural corridors, beachy byways to tidal trails, your biggest decision will be where to explore next.
Get outside and check out what New Brunswick has to offer in our own back yards!
Read the highlight report or the full report on physical activity for children and youth. Canadian children need active bodies to build their best brains.
Parents across the world are trying to figure out how to navigate their child’s education while schools are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic there are still lots of options for exercising at home, even during quarantine. Here’s a list of online PE resources and virtual exercise classes to keep families moving.
• Tips and trick suggestions on how to motivate your children to drink more water on a daily basis.
This resource offers a great visual for your child and teaches you have to be smart about your beverages!
Unlock Food, brought to you by the Dietitians of Canada, the Juicy Story on Drinks provides information on sugar sweetened beverages and healthy ways to satisfy your thirst.
This resource includes information and recommendations on restricting food and beverage marketing to children and youth – touching on schools’ and communities’ role in protecting children.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s position statements on sugar, heart disease and stroke will help you create a school environment free of sugar.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s position statement on sugary drinks will answer: why it is an issue and why it needs to be addressed. Recommendations on how to address this issue is also provided.
Unlock Food, brought to you by the Dietitians of Canada, Facts on Fluids gives advice on how much fluids you need to stay healthy and hydrated.
Downloadable resources include 350 activity prompts for hiking, outdoor adventures and adventure related books to encourage active time in nature that equals or exceeds time on screens over the year.
Create a family media plan online that considers goals in your home around media use so screen time doesn’t displace other important healthy habits like physical activity, family time, sleep, etc.
Tips for parents to reduce screen time and get into nature with children.
Information and physical activity tips for parents, teachers and caregivers of children (5-11 years).
Snack tips, and a tab with children’s games developed by the Canadian Produce Marketing Association to encourage consumption of fruits and vegetables for health.