Archive for 'Health'

Heatstroke

Heatstroke

When getting too hot and dehydrated spells danger for your child. Heatstroke Leaving a child to wait for even a few minutes in a car on a hot summer day or the hot sun without any [...]

Preventing and Treating Children’s Sunburns

Preventing and Treating Children’s Sunburns

The sun may seem like a summertime friend, but without the right protection it can also be our children’s enemy. With our depleted ozone layer, in many ways the sun has become more of a danger [...]

Water Safety

Water Safety

Preventing the tragedy of drowning.  Kids and water play. Water Safety From backyard pools to beaches, summer and water go hand in hand. But because drowning is the second leading cause of death in children, we [...]

Why Kids Need Healthy Breakfasts

Why Kids Need Healthy Breakfasts

Why serving your child a healthy breakfast is a must. Healthy Breakfasts They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day and no wonder. Most children will have gone a full ten or more [...]

Flu Vaccine for Children

Flu Vaccine for Children

Should your child be getting a flu vaccine? Flu Vaccines Hi. I’m Joanne Wilson with The Parent Report. Now that fall is officially here, we can count on one thing.  More colds and flues.  It’s why [...]

Link Between Asthma and Allergies

Link Between Asthma and Allergies

The connection between your child’s asthma and allergies. Link Between Asthma and Allergies Asthma is one of the most common causes of emergency ward visits in Canada, and no wonder. It’s thought that about 12% of [...]

Sun Safety

Sun Safety

How much unprotected sun exposure is safe for kids? Sun Safety Recently we’ve been hearing how low levels of vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, has been linked diseases and health issues in children and adults. On [...]

Snacking

Snacking

A look at the pros and cons of snacking. Snacking Most nutritionists agree that snacking is good for kids.  That’s because their little tummies can only hold so much in one sitting, so they have a [...]

Why Energy Drinks Aren’t for Kids

Why Energy Drinks Aren’t for Kids

Why energy drinks are better left untouched when it comes to kids. Energy Drinks When it comes to beverages for children, all fluids are not created equal. A simple drink of water is best for quenching [...]

Healthy Eating for Families and Sodium

Healthy Eating for Families and Sodium

How to help your kids reduce their salt intake. Kids and Salt So, how much sodium do you think your children eat? Most children need 1000 to 1500 mg of sodium a day, yet 90% of [...]