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 BECAUSE OUR KIDS DESERVE HEALTHY, LONG LIVES. October 2014  
  IN THIS ISSUE: BEST SOUP RECIPES   |  HALLOWEEN TIPS   |   VEGETARIAN TEENS    
 
GOOD SLEEP = GOOD HEALTH

 
GOOD SLEEP = GOOD HEALTH

Thanks to sports, music lessons and homework, my girls often don't pull up the covers until well after bedtime. And too often, next day they're cranky and sluggish. It turns out sleep deprivation has been linked to obesity, diabetes and heart disease, along with poor school performance. So how can you ensure your child gets the quantity and quality of sleep he needs? Read on.

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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!
 
RECIPES: BACK-TO-SCHOOL DINNERS

YOUR SCHOOL AND JUMP
Every year, Jump Rope for Heart gets 750,000 Canadian school children charged up for heart-pounding fun and healthy activity. See what the program could bring to your children's school.

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HEALTHY FUNDRAISING
Is your school planning this year's fundraising campaign? Check out these active and healthy ideas from the Champlain Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Network.

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WEIGHTY QUESTION
Is it safe for kids to lift weights?

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PACKED TO PLAY
Regular exercise promotes academic success, reduces stress and builds social skills. With that in mind, check out ParticipAction's list of six essentials to pack in your child's backpack to encourage active play.

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Make Health Last
Got a great idea for a healthy school fundraiser? Share it on our Facebook page

EAT SMART
HEALTHIER HALLOWEEN

HEALTHIER HALLOWEEN

Love the ghouls and goblins, hate the sugar overload? Try these tactics to dial down the candy binge.

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RECIPES: SOUP-ER STARS

RECIPES:
SOUP-ER STARS


Find your family's new favourite soup with our list of hearty, nutritious one-dish meals.

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ASK A DIETITIAN

ASK A DIETITIAN

My 14-year-old daughter is a vegetarian. How can I ensure she is getting the nutrients she is missing from meat?

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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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