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Healthy tips

Limit foods that won't rot – foods that won’t rot when left on your counter likely have large amounts of chemicals and preservatives. Consume these foods in moderation and focus more on fresh, preservative free foods.

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  • This information comes from Active for Life . When it’s time to hit the road for family vacations, the idea of spending endless hours in the car can feel intimidating. Don’t get discouraged. There are things that you can do to get kids to burn off some extra energy on road trips. Last year, I spent the entire summer on the road with my three kids (6, 8, 10) and we drove 14,000 km across Canada. But even on the biggest drives, my passion for the outdoors leaves me with a deep-rooted desire to keep the kids active. Many times, I’ve been asked how do I do it? So here are some of my tips and tricks: Stop at provincial parks for lunch Pack an outdoor recreation bag … and keep it handy Have a proper bike rack Play “Find the Monkey” Save your recycling for creative time Let the kids help set up camp For more on specific things to do in each of those tips (or instructions on how to play "Find the Monkey", click here to read the full article.
  • In this 4 minute video from Weelicious, you'll learn how to make cauliflower crusted grilled cheese sandwiches.  
  • This resource from LEAP BC gives parents and garegivers ideas on how to help children (3–5 years) learn through active play. Each activity outlines how it benefits the child. The directions include necessary equipment, location, safety tips, and notes on additional resources – all in an easy-to-follow format.

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Healthy Abbotsford is a city-wide initiative to engage the residents of the community in promoting, fostering and engaging in healthy lifestyle choices to encouratge the overall improvement in the health and well being of residents of abbotsford.