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 BECAUSE OUR KIDS DESERVE HEALTHY, LONG LIVES. March 2014  
  IN THIS ISSUE: HEALTHY BIRTHDAY FOOD   |  SIP SMART   |   QUITTING A SPORT    
 
RETHINK BREAKFAST



 
RETHINK BREAKFAST

My kids aren't cereal eaters. They have plenty to eat in the morning; it just isn't conventional breakfast fare. They've eaten leftover lasagna, cheese and crackers, rice and peas — even tacos. Luckily, the pros say that's just fine. Check out some great breakfast tips from Heart and Stroke Foundation dietitians along with recipes to give your kids a nutritious start to the day.

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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!
EAT SMART
 
SNACK SMARTS

HEALTHY BIRTHDAYS
Contrary to popular opinion, chips and butter-cream icing are not prerequisites for a great kids' birthday party. Check out these heart-healthy party food ideas.

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What's the craziest thing your kids have eaten for breakfast? Share it on our Facebook page.

ASK A DIETITIAN
Q: My nine-year-old has started pouring on the salt. Should I discourage him?

ASK A DIETITIAN

Got a question for our dietitian? Ask and we'll answer the best submissions in future issues!


RAISE A HEALTHY EATER
Looking to spring clean your family's eating habits? Make good nutrition fun with these five easy tips.

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SIP SMART
The Sip Smart!™ program, supported by the Heart and Stroke Foundation in BC and Quebec, teaches kids in grades four to six how to make healthy drink choices — and avoid sugary drinks associated with obesity. Teachers and health professionals can follow easy lessons plans and there's info for parents to use at home.

GO TO SIP SMART
MOVE SMART
PLAY PER VIEW

PLAY PER VIEW


Ophea's Hand's Up for Health and Physical Literacy is a charming three-part cartoon series that teaches kids about the importance of physical and health literacy.

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JUMP TO IT!


The weather is almost warm enough to break out the skipping ropes. This spring, encourage your kids to raise money for the Foundation's Jump Rope for Heart program. They'll earn great equipment for their school, win prizes and get in some heart-healthy activity.

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'I WANT TO QUIT'


Your son says he's done with karate. Should you encourage him to keep it up? Here's an expert's advice on how to handle "I want to quit!"

GET HOMEWORK HELP
 
  Find lots more heart-healthy activity ideas at heartandstroke.ca/healthykids.  
SMART TOOLS






Browse dozens of
heart-healthy recipes
with kid appeal.






Get your school active
with Jump Rope
for Heart
.






Choose healthy foods
with help from
Health Check.

Canadian Lentils is proud to support the Heart and Stroke Foundation in their efforts to help kids eat healthy and get active.


Canadian Lentils
 
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