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In this podcast episode from @KeltyCentre, Dr. Shimi Kang & her son offer practical tips for families to develop or reset healthy tech habits at home. Listen here: bit.ly/3E7xRQF
Sometimes, finances get in the way of sport & physical activity participation, but ISPARC's RISE Grants aim to support ALL children & youth in & out of care as they participate in sport or cultural programs. Learn more & apply: bit.ly/3UT8Dwi
Watch the recording of our recent webinar on alcohol warning labels and learn how they can help inform us of chronic disease & cancer risk, and how we can advocate for them here in BC. bit.ly/3tXwEqC
In this webinar series, educators will have the chance to learn about how to bring Indigenous food ways into their food literacy programs and initiatives. The first webinar in the series is on Dec. 7. Learn more: bit.ly/3hNjg5s
Do you want to create healthy habits together as a family? Generation Health may be the program for you! The program will support your family as you build healthy living habits through fun & practical activities. To register, visit their website: bit.ly/3Agcrj4
What better way to adapt to climate change than to use what nature has to offer & invest in natural assets? BC's very own Gibsons is doing just that: taking care of & investing in parks & using them to manage stormwater so the town doesn't flood. bit.ly/3X47mUM
The Vision Zero in Road Safety Grant Program is open for applications. The goal of the program is to prevent injuries for vulnerable road users, so if you have a road safety project, consider applying! Deadline is Jan. 16. Learn more: bit.ly/3g1Owgs
We need to invest in our food chain system, so farmers & food security programs are funded, which leads to no food waste & Canadians who need it receive nutritious foods. Hear what this farmer has to say: bit.ly/3g4KeFb
Are you an Indigenous person accessing health care services from Northern Health's Indigenous Health department? If so, they want your help: the department launched a survey to help them improve quality of care for Indigenous residents in the North. bit.ly/3UBoZKb
Fruit drinks & toddler milks are portrayed as healthy but they're just sugary drinks & are not recommended for young children. Parents & caregivers, keep it simple & serve water or plain milk. bit.ly/3UzgleZ
“It’s no longer good enough for people with disabilities to live in poverty in this country of plenty.” An advocate is urging MPs to fast-track a bill that would create a federal income supplement for low-income people with disabilities. bit.ly/3hoNgEn
Whether they're playing games or doing homework, our kids spend a lot of time using screens these days. It's important to take care of their eye health and avoid eye strain. Here are a few tips to keep your kids' vision healthy: bit.ly/3WTxXEj
Being active doesn't have to be expensive, even if you have to pay a fee sometimes. Here are some tips to overcome financial barriers to active living: bit.ly/3hl4yCq
The consultation period for a national school food program is now open! Have your say in providing our children with nutritious food at school everywhere in Canada. Deadline to complete the questionnaire is Dec. 16: bit.ly/3gcgOFg
Cycling as a way to move around is taking off in BC, but in many communities, infrastructure just isn't safe enough for cyclists. This grant from @bccycle is here to help promote cycling in the province. Learn more & apply: bit.ly/3ttF1dc
November is Fall Prevention Month. Falling is typically associated with older adults, but anyone can be affected by a fall. Strengthening & balancing exercises can help lower your risk of falling. Check this resource from @Northern_Health to get started: bit.ly/3hmHvqY
As we come out of COVID-19, can developing & increasing #PhysicalLiteracy support positive #MentalHealth? Hear from Dr. @JohnCairney68 on the topic in our November 24 #PHAC webinar "Developing Physical Literacy Coming out of COVID-19". Register now: loom.ly/Wcq1xEY
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If it's not already snowing wherever you are, you may still catch crunchy leaves & beautiful autumn colours, which will make this scavenger hunt fun! These activities will get the little ones moving & learning about the seasons and the changes around them: bit.ly/3Uiy9ei
A team from @CAMHnews is leading the creation of an online platform to help youth find mental health care services near them. The platform's goal is to find interventions that work for vulnerable youth & to inform mental health care equity in policies. bit.ly/3WjgW5V
With soaring food prices, it’s more important now than ever to make sure we’re buying the right ingredients at the right time & storing them properly to ensure no food is wasted. Here are some tips on how to do just that: bit.ly/3hoc5AB
Applications are still open for PHE Canada's Access to Action grant program! The goal is to empower school communities to provide inclusive & meaningful sport & physical activity opportunities. Deadline is Feb. 28, 2023: bit.ly/3NMSuG4
It’s Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Here’s information on some of the signs and symptoms to watch out for. If there are signs or symptoms that you’re concerned about, speak with your family doctor or nurse practitioner. bit.ly/3UEr2gh
Did you know alcohol is linked to cancer risk? Join our webinar on Nov. 21st to learn more about alcohol warning labels, the way they inform consumers & how they can spread the message about low-risk drinking. bit.ly/3fLzM5j
Looking for ways to incorporate exercise into your day? Try walking: we all do it just about every day! There are many ways to make it an interesting or intense workout to add to your routine. Learn more: bit.ly/3UbAXcL
Tummy time is important as it strengthens your child's muscles so they can develop more advanced skills later on, like sitting, crawling, standing and much more. Here are some ways you can encourage tummy time: bit.ly/3DlVapz
We know nature is resilience... We need places to live, play, work, thrive, heal and connect. - Jade Yehia #PHABCCon22
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During the pandemic, BC had a 22% increase in alcohol consumption. But did you know alcohol increases your risk for cancer? So how can we minimize alcohol-related harm? One answer may be alcohol warning labels. Join our webinar to learn more: bit.ly/3fLzM5j
Active transport is achievable & equitable! Here's our Executive Director Rita Koutsodimos sharing valuable lessons we've learned from our small town leaders. Thank you @PHA_BC for having us! #PHABCCon22
A recent survey by the @HeartandStroke found healthcare professionals are concerned about increasing cases of hypertension. Physicians say this is partly due to lack of awareness and education. So how can you prevent hypertension? Read here: bit.ly/3Nr1roG
Just because daylight hours are getting shorter doesn't mean outdoor playtime has to be short too! Here are some fun and active games that are even more fun when it's dark: bit.ly/3WfL6ae @activeforlife @AfLResources
Children's physical inactivity is an urgent concern & if we want to keep them healthy, we must act now. As parents, we can also model healthy behaviours by going on walks, hikes or bike rides with our kids, taking them to playgrounds and more. bit.ly/3U8aFJ3
Drinks during dinners & social gatherings are common for most BC adults, but do you know the cancer risks associated with alcohol? Join BCAHL's webinar on Nov. 21st to learn more about how we can minimize harm through alcohol labelling. Register here: bit.ly/3fLzM5j
We know a well-balanced diet fuels us, but did you know food can also affect your breathing? If you or someone you know deals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or asthma, then this webinar may be for you. Register here: bit.ly/3fmFqdW @BCLungFdn
Are you looking for activities to do outside with your K-12 class this fall season? Here's a quick list of engaging learning opportunities for your students, courtesy of @FarmtoSchoolBC. bit.ly/3DrqO4U
Bike lanes aren't only used by those who cycle to and from work or school; people with disabilities need them too, which means bike lanes need to be safe and accessible for people of all abilities. So how can we make them better? bit.ly/3DrJTDY
More Canadians are using food banks, according to a Food Banks Canada report. In BC, there were a total of 163,231 visits to food banks in the province. Income assistance is not keeping up with unrelenting inflation, leaving more Canadians hungry. bit.ly/3TZpjSQ
Do you work with youth? If so, this @BCRPA conference has been created just for you! This is a space for new ideas, inspiration and for connecting with your fellow youth workers from across BC. Register now: bit.ly/3U7NVJb
The fall season is a great time to get your kids connected with nature. Trail walks, apple picking and collecting leaves are all great activities to get them moving and interested in the world around them. bit.ly/3D5W0GT
#ICYMI: we hosted a webinar discussing mobile markets & their place in our approach to addressing food insecurity in various BC communities. Listen to the recording and see if this retail opportunity works for your community: bit.ly/3D9G5qR
Are you an educator, guidance counsellor or coach who wants resources on how to navigate difficult conversations with your students around alcohol and other substances without stigma? This guide may help prepare you: bit.ly/3gDspNc
A registered dietitian is offering insight on how you can keep your grocery budget affordable, despite rising food costs. Jessica Pirnak says saving money doesn't mean sacrificing your health. Read more: bit.ly/3SyGOZ8
Nationally, only 28% of kids met the physical activity guidelines. So how do we raise this number? In BC, there are plenty of opportunities to explore trails, cycle, walk, and more. Let's all get moving! Learn more: bit.ly/3DsQq2E @ParticipACTION
A BC class action lawsuit claiming Altria (which owns 35% of Juul) conspired with Juul to sell vape products to youth will go ahead, despite an application to dismiss it. We hope this encourages restriction of advertising/sales of vapour products to youth. bit.ly/3TpbpsJ
Getting your child to move can be a challenge if the activity or exercise doesn't interest them. Here are some ways you can help them find the right kind of movement for them: bit.ly/3z9tnaE @KeltyCentre
Farm to School BC's grants are back! There are two streams which support school communities as they launch farm-to-school projects. The deadline to apply is Nov. 13. For more information, visit their website: bit.ly/3DSgMvl
Sometimes, our kids need encouragement to move from adventurous characters. So why not read books with active protagonists? Check out this starter list from @activeforlife: bit.ly/3eUOXZH
This Halloween, make a fun and spooky supper full of healthy ingredients before your little ghouls go out to hunt for some treats. bit.ly/3zd7wPE @generationhlth
Check out this grant opportunity from @WomenandSportCA! If you're a community-serving group, non-profit or charity serving girls and women in sport and physical activity, this may be for you. The application deadline is Nov. 14. More here: bit.ly/3VQkht7
Sugary drinks can have a negative impact on our health, including a higher risk for type 2 diabetes, hypertension and heart disease, among others. Here's a handy fact sheet with details and recommendations on sugary drinks consumption from @live5210: bit.ly/3yNkbZa
The BC Seniors' Guide offers information on living a healthy lifestyle as we age. Available in English, Farsi, French, Chinese, Korean and other languages, it's now easier to share this information with friends and family. Grab your copy here: bit.ly/2o66Ar1
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