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 BECAUSE OUR KIDS DESERVE HEALTHY, LONG LIVES. June 2014  
  IN THIS ISSUE: SUMMER FUN LIST   |  ARCHERY   |   WHAT PRETEENS EAT    
 
BUT MY CHILD PLAYS SOCCER...



 
BUT MY CHILD PLAYS SOCCER...

Are we fooling ourselves by relying too much on organized programs — such as soccer leagues and PE classes — to provide our kids with the activity they need for health? Yes, according to the 10th annual Active Healthy Kids Report Card. The solution is finding more ways to work in activity throughout the day. That means active transportation (walking and riding to school) and playtime plus sports. These tips from ParticipAction will help you find more time in the day for healthy fun.

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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!
 
SPORT SPOTLIGHT: ARCHERY

SPORT SPOTLIGHT: ARCHERY
Is your child looking for a new sport?
Give archery a shot.

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HOW ACTIVE ARE OUR KIDS?
The 10th annual Active Healthy Kids Report Card was just released and for the first time it explores how Canada compares to other countries. The results? We still have lots of work to do.

LEARN MORE

 


PLAY'S THE THING
Our kids need more time for unstructured play, according to the Active Healthy Kids Report Card. Here's how to make it happen.

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SUMMER FUN LIST
Celebrate warm weather and get outdoors. We've got 20 great reasons.

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EAT SMART
ASK A DIETITIAN

ASK A DIETITIAN

My son is heading into the preteen years. What do I need to know about his changing nutritional needs?

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IT'S STRAWBERRY TIME!

IT'S STRAWBERRY TIME!

Here are all the vitals on the luscious red berry — plus some delectable recipes.

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YOU MAKE IT, YOU EAT IT

SPEEDY SUPPERS

Health Canada's Healthy Canadians site offers time-saving tips for healthy eating, plus lots of great ideas for reinventing leftovers.

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






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Choose healthy foods
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