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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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Trick-or-Treat Alternatives & Printable Scavenger Hunt

While Halloween may be a bit different this year for some of us, that doesn’t mean that we can’t still have a great time dressing up in costume with our kids! Try out some of these ideas brought to you by Meant2Prevent, and visit the link at the bottom to download our SPOOKY Halloween Scavenger…

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COVID-19 Guidance For Schools Kindergarten to Gr 12

This guidance is based on the current Canadian context, the concepts outlined in the Community-based measures to mitigate the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Canada, the current scientific evidence, and expert opinion. It builds on and should be used in conjunction with the Risk mitigation tool for child and youth settings operating during the COVID-19…

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Role modelling- Back to School 2020

Check out this video by Kate, child life specialist at McMaster Children’s Hospital for tips on role modelling for your kids.   Article Excerpt:  Children look to their parents, or the adults in their lives, for guidance and support, especially during difficult times. View Resource   Find more educational videos from McMaster Children’s Hospital View…

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How to become an active homeschool family

Read this article by Active for Life to learn how to make sure that your family stays active if you are schooling from home. Article Excerpt: If you’ve made the choice to homeschool this year, you’re not alone. There are thousands of other Canadian families who have chosen to learn at home this year too.…

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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…