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Heart & Stroke Foundation Heart Smart Families
 BECAUSE OUR KIDS DESERVE HEALTHY, LONG LIVES. April 2014  
  IN THIS ISSUE: SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING   |  SPRING RECIPES   |   SCHOOL LUNCH IDEAS    
 
NURTURE THAT OLYMPIC SPIRIT

Unplug the screens and take
playtime outdoors.


 
MOTIVATING UNMOTIVATED KIDS

Ever feel that by the time you get your children off the couch to walk the dog, Fido could have been around the block five times already? If you worry that your kids are more tortoise than hare, you'll be heartened by the news that a love of activity is something that can be taught and nurtured. Check out these 10 great tips from Active for Life.

GET THE TIPS

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

SPORT SPOTLIGHT: SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING
Creativity, fitness and camaraderie are just some of the benefits when kids plunge into synchronized swimming.

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Make Health Last
Has your child found her passion in an offbeat sport? Share your story on our Facebook page.

TAKE THE 30X30 NATURE CHALLENGE
The David Suzuki Foundation is challenging Canadians to get healthier, happier and smarter by spending 30 minutes in nature each day in May. Try it as a family or get your school involved (download the school toolkit).

TAKE THE CHALLENGE

 


WORLD EXPERTS TARGET INACTIVITY
From May 19 to 22, experts from around the globe will meet in Toronto to focus on solutions to the growing childhood physical inactivity crisis. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates on the 2014 Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children.

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JUMPING THEIR WAY TO
HEALTHY HEARTS

This spring more than 700,000 students in more than 4,000 schools across Canada will play and jump for a great cause. Jump Rope for Heart helps children stay active at school and learn about healthy living. Our website makes it easy to sign up your child or donate through his school.

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EAT SMART
HOW TO HELP KIDS LOVE HEALTHY FOOD

HOW TO HELP KIDS LOVE HEALTHY FOOD

Lulu Cohen-Farnell's company, Real Food for Real Kids, serves healthy meals to 10,000 children a day. A mother of two, Lulu shares her secrets for cultivating kids' taste for fresh, nutritious food.

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NEW RECIPES CELEBRATE SPRING

NEW RECIPES CELEBRATE SPRING

We're delighted to bring you a dozen new heart-healthy recipes created in partnership with Health Canada. From beef fajitas to honey-grilled salmon, you're sure to find a new family favourite.

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YOU MAKE IT, YOU EAT IT

YOU MAKE IT, YOU EAT IT

Kids who make their lunches, eat their lunches. Dietitians of Canada's Brown Bag Tips offer lots of great ways to get kids involved in the prep.

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