This year, why not include your entire family in New Year's resolutions? Check out our list of goals you and the kids can tackle together. Not only will they boost your health – they're fun too!
Laura Bickle, Editor
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NEW KIDS' CLUB MAKES HEALTHY LIVING FUN The Heart and Stroke Foundation 60 Minutes Kids' Club gets children in grades K-8 excited about healthy eating and physical activity. The free, classroom-based program offers incentives, online tracking and friendly competition to help kids and families build healthy habits to last a lifetime. Find out how to get your school involved.
SPORTS: WHY MORE IS BETTER Playing multiple sports — instead of specializing in just one — is healthier for kids into the teen years. The article from Active For Life explains why.
SNOWSHOE SMARTS Looking for an active holiday gift for the whole family? Try snowshoes. The new lightweight versions are easy and fun for all ages.
LESSONS FROM SPACE Want to get inspired? Check out this Play Exchange interview with Canadian astronaut Robert Thirsk: What being an astronaut taught me about healthy living.
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RECIPES: CROWD FAVOURITES
Expecting lots of holiday visitors? These nutritious dishes are so easy, you might actually get time to visit with them!
KITCHEN STOCKING STUFFERS
Get your little gourmets excited about cooking with these culinary treasures.
PROTECT KIDS' HEALTH
Marketing junk food and sugary drinks to kids with slick ads is making children sick. Help us end this unhealthy practice.