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Healthy Parents, Healthy Children resources: developed with parents for parents

August 28th, 2014

Submitted by: The Healthy Parents, Healthy Children Team

Do you have questions about how much sleep your child needs? When should you schedule your child’s next check up? Is it normal for your child to always want to eat the same thing?  How can you keep your child healthy?

For expectant or new parents in Alberta, accessing reliable health information can be a difficult task. While information is abundant, it can be very confusing for parents to figure out what is credible guidance, and what is not.

Alberta Health Services' Healthy Parents, Healthy Children makes things simple by providing reliable, up-to-date information about pregnancy and being a parent in the early years.  Healthy Parents, Healthy Children includes two books available for expectant parents in Alberta, The Early Years book that is available for parents of children under 6 years of age, plus a comprehensive online presence including webisodes, an e-magazine and other web-based tools. Healthy Parents, Healthy Children is also providing support through social media on Twitter and Facebook.

The resources were developed in partnership with parents, healthcare professionals, childhood development experts and other key stakeholders from across the province. This collaboration has produced resources that are relevant, credible  and accessible to parents and healthcare professionals alike.

Through exploring the resources, you will learn about topics such as:

  • pregnancy and labour

  • breastfeeding and nutrition

  • growth and development milestones

  • physical activity recommendations

  • parenting

  • and much more…

Please visit HealthyParentsHealthyChildren.ca.  Visit your local Community/Public Health Centre for a print copy. Find us on Facebook at Healthy Parents, Healthy Children or follow us on Twitter @AHS_HPHC.

For more information or to provide comments, please contact hphc@albertahealthservices.ca.

The Healthy Parents, Healthy Children Team is a part of the Healthy Children and Families Department of Alberta Health Services.

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