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 BECAUSE OUR KIDS DESERVE HEALTHY, LONG LIVES. May 2015  
  IN THIS ISSUE: BREAKFAST TO GO   |  NBA PRO NIK STAUSKAS   |   PHYS ED CURRICULUM    
 
NINE MINUTES TO HEALTH AND HAPPINESS?



 
NINE MINUTES TO HEALTH AND HAPPINESS?

Have you heard about the concept that making a conscious connection with your child nine minutes a day (three minutes each in the morning, after school and at bedtime) can help make her happier and healthier? We were intrigued, so we asked Canadian parenting expert Alyson Schafer for her thoughts.

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Laura Bickle, Editor

  Laura Bickle,
  Editor

 
 
Got feedback, questions or stories you'd like to see us cover in a future Heart Smart Families? Write me!
 
 
HE'S GOT GAME
Nik with his grandmother

HE'S GOT GAME
Your kids will want to read this: The NBA's Nik Stauskas — who is also a Heart and Stroke Foundation volunteer — shares his tips for young athletes.

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Make Health Last
Does your family have a favourite pastime that gets you active together? Share your ideas on our Facebook page.


WHAT HAPPENS IN GYM CLASS
Ever wonder what your kids are supposed to be learning in phys ed? Check out the curriculum for your province and you'll be set to ask smart questions at your school.

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SUPPORT YOUR SCHOOL
This spring more than 750,000 students in more than 4,000 schools across Canada are playing and jumping for a great cause. Jump Rope for Heart helps children stay active at school and learn about healthy living. Sponsor your child or school.

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PARKS AND REC
Planning a summer road trip? Visit Parks Canada's website to check out what's on at national parks in every region — from yurt camping to geocaching adventures.

LEARN MORE
 
 
RECIPES: After-school snacks

RECIPES: AFTER-SCHOOL SNACKS

Are your kids getting tired of the same old treats? Mix it up with these ideas.

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FAMILY DINING

FAMILY DINING

Eating together nurtures good habits and relationships. Check out our tips

FIND YOUR SCHOOL

 

ASK A DIETITIAN

ASK A DIETITIAN

Q: My daughter has 7 am basketball practice. How can I make sure she has enough fuel to make it through the morning?

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Is a busy schedule putting your health on the back burner? Take charge! This month, Walmart Pharmacy is offering free Heart Healthy Clinics, with Foundation-approved tips and info. Find one near you. The Pharmacist
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