A Naturopath’s Guide to Healthy Kids

Back-to-school often marks the advent of cold and flu season. Kids are exposed to a whole bunch of new germs, through classmates, at sports, after-school care and all of the group activities that start up at this time of year. How to keep kids healthy? We spoke to naturopathic family physician and local mom of three, Dr. Lisa Ghent. She shared practical tips and recommendations for keeping all those colds at bay!

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Dietitian’s Five Tips for Healthy Eating 

School lunches, homework, weekday dinners, extracurricular activities, after school snacks… they all collide in a dizzying way during the busy month of September. After lazy summer days of BBQs, berry picking and no meal schedules, it feels like a bit of a wake up call!  How to juggle full fall schedules with healthy eating? We reached out to a local dietitian and asked exactly that question. She shared practical tips and advice for meal planning and lunchtime solutions.

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Teacher Approved Strategies for Fall Success

Back-to-school can be tough for some kids and families. These challenges have inspired the “Kid Approved September Survival Guide”, with a round up of expert advice, strategies for coping with all the change and suggestions for family time and total reconnection. Our first guest expert in the series is educator and doctoral student Megan Zeni. Megan is a teacher, a mother of three, co-creator of Room to Play and founder of the Classroom Gardener.

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Exploring Burns Bog in North Delta

I have been wanting to do something new with the kids. Something that I have not done nor have the kids and the requirements for such an outing are fairly simple; the area needs to be within a short driving distance, the area could cater to the small legs of a 2 and a half year old but keep the interest of a 5 year old. I would also like an area that did not seem like it was part of the urban sprawl of our metropolitan area. This is where North Delta comes to mind, in particular Burns Bog.

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Best of Delta Farms and Markets

It starts with strawberries and ends with pumpkins! Farm season in Delta spans much of the calendar year and provides a glorious array of fresh produce, eggs, honey and more. There are many interactive farm experiences for families. Visit a working farm, stop by a local farmers market or buy a CSA.

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Outdoor Kids + Mental Health

Research is increasingly making a connection between time spent in nature and mental wellness, in both kids and adults. As children struggle with seemingly increased rates of attention disorders, anxiety and other stress related issues, can a strong connection to nature actually help?

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Be Our Guest!

We want to hear from you! What are your favourite events, hidden gems and hot spots, and the best kid-friendly businesses, attractions and places to visit?

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