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The Canadian Injury Prevention Resource is the result of the vision and collaboration of the Canadian Collaborating Centres on Injury Prevention (CCCIP) network and its members, and is made possible by the valuable support and financial resources of the Public Health Agency of Canada. The Canadian Injury Prevention Resource (CIPR) is a comprehensive, timely, and evidence-based overview of injury prevention in Canada. The Resource has over 500 pages of content from over 60 contributing authors reflecting the Canadian experience around injury prevention, and aims to provide both individuals...
This list of gluten free snack ideas includes a printable list.
This site provides links to recipes, including snacks, for parents, kids, and teens, in various categories: What's 4 Lunch? (Kids) Recipes for Teens Recipes for Kids/Teens With Cystic Fibrosis Recipes for Kids/Teens With Diabetes Vegetarian Recipes (Kids and Teens) Recipes for Kids/Teens With Lactose Intolerance Recipes for Kids/Teens With Celiac Disease Recipes for Weight Management (Teens) Cooking Basics (Teens)
This U.S.-based report represents a digest of the latest thinking on how to build and sustain an afterschool system, and what challenges and opportunities lie ahead for this promising field. The critical elements, according to the report, are strong leadership, central coordination, effective use of data and a comprehensive approach to quality.
Use this to help choose healthy drinks for children. Drinks are listed with graphics in the categories of GO for drinks to choose most often, YIELD  for drinks to choose sometimes, and STOP for drinks to choose least often.
Learn safety tips for all food types. Also find information to protect those who are vulnerable to food poisoning, including facts on food allergies and recalls
Use this to help you choose snacks for children 4 years and older. Snacks are listed with graphics in the categories of GO for foods to eat every day, YIELD for snacks some days, and STOP for snacks to choose less often.
This handout provides healthy snacking tips, information about healthy foods from Canada's four food groups, and various simple and healthy snack recipes.
These nutrition topics can be copied and pasted into your school or parent newsletter to keep your school community informed about nutrition. Or you can use the PDF document as an information sheet. Topics range from allergy awareness information to nutrition labels, healthy portions, healthy after school snacking, and much more.
Every year, tens of thousands of Canadians take action against shoreline litter by participating in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, an event jointly led by the Vancouver Aquarium and WWF.Since 2003, over 400,000 participants from coast to coast have removed nearly one million kilos of garbage from our shorelines. By participating in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, you can actually see the impact you’ve had over the course of a single day.
This mini-lesson and game teaches the message that it’s important to eat from the rainbow every day. The different colors of fruits and veggies have different nutrients, and we need all of them to grow, be healthy, and strong.
This site includes various nutrition printables, such as food group lists, healthy food colouring page, matching foods to where they grow, healthy snacking tips, and more.
This infographic looks at the nutrition and benefits of not only nuts, but of nut butters, and seeds, too.
This report summarizes what the Premier’s Community Hubs Framework Advisory Group heard when they met with community members, stakeholders and other government ministries to learn how the government can deliver public services through local, community hubs. The report notes that: "Community hubs provide a central access point for a range of needed health and social services, along with cultural, recreational, and green spaces to nourish community life. A community hub can be a school, a neighbourhood centre, an early learning centre, a library, an elderly persons centre, a community health...
This site includes various community and family action guides relating to kids' safety, including playground safety, rollerblading, swimming, ice skating, skateboarding, and head injury prevention guidelines, as well as presentation guidelines for practitioners wishing to present these guidelines.
The US National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), through its National Playground Safety Institute (NPSI) has identified 12 of the leading causes of injury on playgrounds. By familiarizing yourself with the ‘Dirty Dozen Checklist', you can inspect your local playground for safety hazards.
The one-page flowchart looks at how to make healthier food choices—try to eat more GO foods than SLOW foods, and eat WHOA foods in very small amounts. The presentation guide can be used to help teachers, parents, and students learn about the CATCH program's GO, SLOW, WHOA stoplight system for categorizing foods.
This guide presents a range of easy-to-implement “Brain Breaks”- short activity dynamics that can be implemented by the teacher in the classroom setting. The guide is structured in two sections: General Brain Breaks that can be applied across classes and academic topic areas during any part of the day; and Academic-specific Brain Breaks that directly correlate to subjects. Many of the activities could easily be adapted to the after school setting.
The Peer-Led games process of Active Play Active Learning is a way to teach students leadership skills as well as social and emotional skills while they engage in physically active games. The document includes 10 games, with guides. The goals are to:  Establish a fun environment that encourages students to be physically active. Promote leadership among students through the formation of leadership teams with defined roles and responsibilities. Promote social cohesion among all students. Encourage students to resolve conflicts on their own with minimal interference from adults....
This report collects in one place the best opportunities for stakeholders – from sport leaders to mayors, parents to policymakers – to work together to grow access to an early, positive sport experience for kids. It identifies eight promising strategies that stakeholders can use to help every child become physically active through sports. Each strategy includes four components: CHALLENGE; THE PLAY; IDEAS - Ways in which sectors and groups could support the solution; FINDING SUCCESS. Online pdf free. Hard copies may be ordered.