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Healthy habits for families

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It’s never too early to teach your kids about healthy lifestyle choices and the importance of knowing what is normal for their body. As a parent or caregiver, there’s a lot you can do to help them be active, eat well and be safe in the sun. You can also find out about risk factors and environmental exposures that may harm young children. After all, we already know that about half of all cancers can be prevented through healthy living and policies that protect the health of Canadians. Healthy habits now can help your children reduce their risk of cancer later in life.

Being smoke-free and protecting your family from second-hand smoke is one of the most important ways to keep your kids healthy.

  • What’s your one thing?

    About half of all cancers can be prevented.  Just one change can make a difference. What one thing will you start today?

    Some examples of what you can do include not smoking, keeping a healthy body weight, being physically active, limiting alcohol consumption, eating less red meat, using sun sense, getting screened and being aware of your environment.

    Visit www.myonething.ca to get started.

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