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Meant2Prevent Resource Hub

Where families and healthcare professionals can find trusted youth-focused resources that promote healthy living and lifestyle habits. Created by children's hospitals across Canada.

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Keeping Your Family Healthy & Happy During COVID-19

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How to talk to your child about coronavirus

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by everything you’re hearing about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) right now. It’s also understandable if your children are feeling anxious, too. Children might find it difficult to understand what they are seeing online or on TV – or hearing from other people – so they can be particularly vulnerable to feelings of…

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How to cope with triggering news stories

There’s a lot going on in the world today. From climate change to political unrest, you may see and/or hear negative information in the news (e.g. TV, radio, social media, newspapers, etc.). And, more often than not, it’s the tough stuff that becomes the focus of these stories. Although everyone reacts to the news differently,…

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Meant2Prevent: Kitchen

Visit our affiliated website Meant2Prevent: Kitchen to access healthy recipes and tips for kids and teens!   This website is an initiative by Meant2Prevent to bring healthy recipes to families to encourage them to get their children involved in cooking. Recipes are kid-approved, and are great for all remembers of the family to enjoy!  …

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Staples for a well stocked pantry

Looking for a quick dinner that doesn’t include picking up the phone? Well, are you ready for the secret? Stock your pantry! Keeping your pantry stocked will give you the ability to create a weeknight’s worth of dinners without running to the grocery store! Think outside of the cupboards, too. Pantry staples exist in your refrigerator, freezer and of course…

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Meant2Prevent: Kitchen

Visit our affiliated website Meant2Prevent: Kitchen to access healthy recipes and tips for kids and teens!   This website is an initiative by Meant2Prevent to bring healthy recipes to families to encourage them to get their children involved in cooking. Recipes are kid-approved, and are great for all remembers of the family to enjoy!  …

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Teen2Chef Food Skills Program

Teen2Chef is a 10-week food literacy program for adolescents. This program was created in conjunction with Registered Dietitians from children’s hospitals across Canada as part of the Meant2Prevent initiative for type 2 diabetes prevention. This program was developed to be run by Registered Dietitians to improve the food literacy of their adolescent populations. It consists…

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5As Of Pediatric Obesity Management Toolkit and Videos

Obesity Canada’s 5A’s of Obesity Management program was designed as a step-by-step framework for busy non-specialists who manage obesity in their patients.   The 5A’s of Pediatric Obesity Management professional toolkit includes a practitioner’s checklist, patient tear-off pad, a desktop tool to facilitate discussions on weight with patients, and a practitioner’s guide to incorporating the…