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Health Topics - Children 5 to 12

  • Feeding Your Child

    Use Canada’s Food Guide to help your children grow and thrive. Choose a variety of foods from each of the four food groups: Vegetables and Fruit, Grain Products, Milk and Alternatives, and Meat and Alternatives. Follow the daily servings recommended for your child’s age. Food Group Age 4-8 years Age 9-13 years Vegetables and Fruit  5 […]

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  • Fast Food Facts

    Eating on the Run When people are in a rush, we often like to eat a quick meal at a fast food restaurant. What you might not know is that you can live in the fast lane and still make healthy food choices. It just takes a little more planning. Fast food meals tend to […]

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  • Kids and Juice

    Did You Know… Water is the only beverage your child needs between regularly scheduled meals and snacks. Many children may be drinking too much fruit juice, fruity drinks and pop. The problem? These drinks are replacing other more nourishing foods and beverages such as milk. Milk has calcium, protein and vitamin D, which are needed […]

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  • Feeding the Sick Child

    PDF/Printer Friendly Version When your child is sick with fever, diarrhea or throwing up, it’s important to treat the symptoms quickly to prevent dehydration and get back to a healthy diet as soon as possible. Your child should get better if given lots of rest, liquids and healthy foods. A child who is throwing up […]

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