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Resources – Healthy, Active Living

Kaitlin Atkinson Family Resource Library
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario                                                           Printer Friendly Version
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Resource List

Better baby food: your essential guide to nutrition, feeding & cooking for all babies & toddlers / Kalnins, Daina -- Toronto: Robert Rose, 2008.
Helps parents decide what nutritious and healthy food to feed their toddlers.
FAM RJ 206 .K34 2008

The body image workbook for teens: activities to help girls develop a healthy body image in an image-obsessed world / Taylor, Julia V. -- Oakland, CA: Instant Help Books, 2014.
In this workbook the reader will find practical exercises and tips that address the most common factors that can lead to negative body image, including: comparison, negative self-talk, unrealistic media images, societal and family pressures, perfectionism, toxic friendships, and a fear of disappointing others. They will also learn powerful coping strategies to deal with the daily, intense pressures of being a teenage girl.
FAM BF 723 .S3 T29 2014

Eat, play, and be healthy: the Harvard Medical school guide to healthy eating for kids / Walker, W. Allan. -- New York: McGraw-Hill Books Co. 2005.
This book provides kitchen-tested advice on creating lifelong healthy eating habits.
FAM RJ 206 .W34 2005

The everything parent's guide to the overweight child: help your child lose weight, develop healthy eating habits, and build self-confidence / Ford-Martin, Paula. -- Avon, MA: Adams Media, 2005.
This book will provide you with insight on what causes children to become overweight and how to help them to change their eating habits and become more physically active. Most important, you'll learn what you can do to break the cycle of obesity that can lead to severe medical problems in the future.
FAM RC 552 .O25 F67 2005

Family nutrition book: everything you need to know about feeding your child - from birth to adolescence / Sears, William. -- Boston MA: Little, Brown, 1999.
An in-depth look on nutrition for the family, including: nutrition for babies, picky eaters, how to know if your child is full, food labels, vegetarian diets, nutritious lunches, weight control and the difference between good and bad fats.
FAM RJ 206 .S49

The family table: recipes and strategies for the challenge / Breton, Marie -- Markham, ON: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2007.
This book offers over 100 recipes designed not only to get kids gathered around the dinner table, but also to get them helping out in meal prep.
FAM RJ 206 .B313 2008


Fit kids: a practical guide to raising healthy and active children from birth to teens / Gavin, Mary -- Toronto: DK Ltd. 2004.
A parent's guide to promoting fitness in children discusses the principles of good nutrition, exercise, and overall well-being, presenting an easy-to-follow program to help children overcome the challenges of a twenty-first-century sedentary lifestyle, develop good eating and health habits, and understand the
benefits of physical activity.
FAM RJ 133 .G38 2004


Food and fitness matter: raising healthy, active kids [DVD] -- California: Parents' Action for children, 2006.
This DVD features health and nutrition experts, including former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher and celebrity TV chef Jamie Oliver, who explain the causes and consequences of childhood obesity, and present practical ways parents can improve diet and physical fitness in their homes, schools and communities.
FAM RJ 133 .F57 2006


Get a healthy weight for your child: a parent's guide to better eating and exercise / McCrindle, Brian W. -- Toronto: Robert Rose Inc, 2005.
This book is designed to help parents prevent and treat childhood obesity using medical and scientific methods rather than potentially dangerous fad diets and exercise routines. It will help parents to: recognize if their child is overweight, realize the medical consequences of being overweight, understand the social, behavioral, and biological causes of being overweight and improve both their child's and family's eating habits, nutrition and overall physical fitness.
FAM RC 552 .O25 M33 2005

I'm, like, SO fat: helping your teen make healthy choices about eating and exercise in a weight- obsessed world / Neumark-Sztainer, Diane. -- New York: The Guilford Press, 2005.
Contains ideas to help kids feel better about their looks and make healthier choices about eating and exercise.
FAM RC 552 .E18 N48 2005

Last child in the woods: saving our children from nature-deficit disorder / Louv, Richard. -- Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2008.
Nature-deficit disorder is not a medical condition; it is a description of the human costs of alienation from nature. This alienation damages children and shapes adults, families, and communities. There are solutions, though, and they're right in our own backyard.
FAM RA 783 .L68 2008

Living the good life: your guide to health and success / Patchell-Evans, David. -- Toronto: ECW Press, 2006.
Designed as a comprehensive guide to good health, practical tips are offered on motivation as well as exercise and healthy eating habits.
FAM RA 776 .P374 2003

Mealtime solutions for your baby, toddler and preschooler: the ultimate no-worry approach for each age and stage / Douglas, Ann -- Mississauga, ON: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2006.
Featuring real world solutions, this reassuring guide gives you information on: getting your child off to a healthy start nutrition-wise, introducing first foods the step-by-step no-worry way, serving up toddler and preschooler-friendly meals and snacks, dining in and dining out, coping with picky eaters and nourishing sick kids.
FAM RJ 206 .D68 2006

Preventing childhood eating problems / Hirschmann, Jane R. -- Carlsbad, CA: Gurze Books, 1993.
This book offers a common-sense, relaxed approach to healthy eating for children of all ages. It addresses parents' most common concerns such as when, what, and how much kids should be eating, how to handle peer pressure, the sugar controversy, body-image problems, special situations, and eating disorders. This book will help both parents and children make peace with food.
FAM RJ 206 .H57 1993

The real sexy smart and strong: 30 tips to boost confidence, get fit and feel great, inside and out / Patchell-Evans, David -- Mississauga, ON: Wiley, 2009.
With this book, you will learn how to experience high levels of vital energy, become smarter and stronger, and make the very best of your body. You want to get started with something new - and make positive changes in your life - but where to begin? You will learn how to choose a gym, how to navigate the early days of starting your exercise routine, and what pitfalls to watch out for.
FAM RA 776.75 .P375 2009

The right moves: a girl's guide to getting fit and feeling good
/ Schwager, Tina -- Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Pub. 1998.
This upbeat, positive book encourages girls to reach their full potential by developing a healthy self-image, eating right, and becoming physically fit.

FAM HQ 798 .S39

Running: start to finish / Stanton, John. -- Edmonton: Lone Pine Pub., 1999.
Highly acclaimed for its content and design, this running guide is a great resource for all runners. It includes everything you need to start a running program plus plenty to keep you running for years to come. Topics include training programs, nutrition, weight training, injuries, stretching, cross-training,
marathons and more.
FAM RA 781 .S72 1999

Strike a pose: the planet girl guide to yoga / Birkemoe, Karen -- Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2007.
This book discusses how yoga brings the mind, body and breath together. Included are pictures and explanations on various poses.
FAM BF 723 .S75 B57 2007

A table en famille: recettes et stratégies pour relever le défi / Breton, Marie -- Quebec, QC: Flammarion, 2006.
Le livre aborde d’un point de vue instructif et pratique des sujets cruciaux : l’importance de développer un bon rapport avec la nourriture dès la petite enfance et le rôle des repas en famille dans ce processus; une solution pour que les repas ne soient plus une source de conflit : le principe du partage des responsabilités et le parent décide quoi, comment et quand, l’enfant décide combien.
FAM RJ 206 .B3 2006


A table, les enfants: recettes et stratégies pour bien nourrir son enfant de 9 mois à 5 ans / Breton, Marie -- Quebec, QC: Flammarion, 2002.
Cet ouvrage présente des stratégies et des recettes pour bien nourrir son enfant de 9 mois à 5 ans et lui donner des habitudes alimentaires dont il bénéficiera toute la vie. Un incontournable tant pour les parents, les éducateurs et les professionnels de la santé.
FAM RJ 206 .B74 2002


Les vérités qui dé-mangent: les coups de gueule d'une nutritionniste engagée / de Reynal, Béatrice -- Paris: Librairie Vuibert, 2008.
Abondance et qualité´ alimentaire n'ont jamais été aussi bonnes. Monde moderne oblige, jamais non plus le consommateur ne s'est autant soucie´ de ses menus et de sa sante´ nutritionnelle. Les marketeurs traditionnels l'ont bien compris et rivalisent d'invention pour faire croire au produit miracle au consommateur. Des conseils pour devenir un consommateur averti en décodant les étiquettes.
FAM RJ 206 .D47 2008

Viens jouer dehors!: pour le plaisir et la sante´ / Ferland, Francine. -- Montréal: Éditions du CHU Sainte-Justine, 2012.
Les statistiques le confirment: les enfants sont plus sédentaires qu'avant. Des changements familiaux, sociaux et technologiques font en sorte qu'ils ont perdu l'habitude - ou qu'on ne leur laisse plus le temps - de jouer spontanément dehors, seuls, en groupe ou en famille, autour de la maison, au parc, ou dans d'autres endroits verts, quand ils sont accessibles.  En servant de modèles aux jeunes, les parents contribuent activement à leur faire découvrir le plaisir de jouer dehors. En plus de leur fournir des clés pour y parvenir, Viens jouer dehors! leur suggère un chapitre entier de jeux adaptés aux différents âges, aux différents lieux et à chaque saison.
FAM RA 783 .F59 2012

Walking and light running / Bos, Klaus -- New York: Barnes & Noble, 2004.
Walking strengthens your heart, takes off pounds, and reduces stress. This book will help you stay on track by developing a routine that you can easily stick to, no matter the weather or how busy your schedule.
FAM RA 781.65 B67 2004

Walking for weight loss / Knight, Lucy -- Heatherton, VIC, Australia: Hinkler Books, 2007.
As a refreshing alternative to complex dance routines and over-priced gym memberships, walking is a way to slim down, tone up and get active on a daily basis. This title shows you how to set yourself realistic goals, how to assess how hard you are working and how to try out different styles of walking while also providing you with an eating plan.
FAM RA 781.65 .K54 2007

Yoga for little Yogis / Siegel-Wilson, Hilda -- Ottawa, ON: Baico Publishing Consultants Inc., 2007.
This is a useful book for beginners, families or children. It contains explanations and pictures of poses.
FAM BF 723 .S75 S53 2007

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Web Sites

Participaction

Food and Nutrition - Health Canada / Aliments et nutrition - Santé Canada

EatRight Ontario / Saine alimentation Ontario

Dietitians of Canada / Les diététistes du Canada

Healthy Living - Public Health Agency of Canada / Modes de vie sains - Agence de la santé publique du Canada

Physical Activity for Children and Youth - Caring for Kids / L’activité physique chez les enfants et les adolescents - Soins de nos enfants

Physical Activity – City of Ottawa / L’activité physique – Ville d’Ottawa

Healthy Activity – Heart and Stroke Foundation / Saine alimentation – Foundation des maladies du Coeur et de l’avc

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Apps

POPSUGARr Healthy Living
● From POPSUGAR Inc.
● English
● Free
● Last updated Dec 2015
● From iTunes: POPSUGAR Healthy Living is your true north for becoming and maintaining a healthy and happy you.  Have you vowed to start cooking more healthy meals from home? Need help finding more tricks and time for a better night’s rest? Or just looking for an overall positive reboot? POPSUGAR Healthy Living is here to help and get you to your best yet.
● Available from iTunes

Get Enough Helper / Calculassiette
● Dairy Farmers of Canada
● English, French / anglais, français
● Free / gratuit
● Google Play: The free Get Enough Helper tool is offered by the Registered Dietitians of Dairy Farmers of Canada to help you eat healthier and feel great. It’s not your everyday calorie counter like most apps, it counts your servings instead. That means you can keep track of what you eat at the touch of a button to see if you’re meeting your recommended daily Canada’s Food Guide servings, it’s the easy way to help make sure you’re getting enough of what you need every day. Learn about nutrition and how to visualize a serving size. Plus get delicious recipes, fun and helpful nutrition tips and more. / Le Calculassiette est un outil offert gratuitement par les diététistes des Producteurs laitiers du Canada pour vous aider à mieux manger et à vous sentir bien. Contrairement aux applications qui calculent les calories, celle-ci compte les portions! Ainsi, vous pouvez faire un suivi du bout des doigts pour savoir si vous avez atteint le nombre de portions quotidiennes recommandées par le Guide alimentaire canadien. C’est une excellente façon de vous aider à consommer ce dont vous avez besoin quotidiennement. Apprenez-en plus sur la nutrition et sur la taille des portions. En prime, obtenez de délicieuses recettes, des conseils nutritionnels amusants et pratiques et plus encore.
● Available from / disponible via Google Play & iTunes

JEFIT Workout
● From Lift Worldwide
● English
● Free with in app purchases
● From Google Play: JEFIT is one of the most simple workout apps for recording and logging your fitness exercises. With it you can easily track workouts and progress, create routines or access the largest exercise database, manage your stats and synchronize your data.
● Available from Google Play and iTunes


This guide provides medical material for information purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your physician. The information may not always apply to your individual situation.

The guide represents material available in the Family Resource Library collection at CHEO. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list. Your local public library may also be able to provide valuable information.


If you require materials in alternative formats, please contact the library at 613-737-7600 ext. 2157 or at library@cheo.on.ca.

 

Last Updated: February 2016
Links Tested: February 2016

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