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The lessons and habits your child learns now will shape her health for the rest of her life. This section shows some of the ways you can help your child reach and maintain good health.
Vaccines save lives and prevent disease. Learn how your child can be immunized and when.
For healthy, strong growth and development, children need at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day. It should be enough to make their heart beat faster, their breathing quicken, and their bodies heat up.
The Central Island Healthy Lifestyles Program - Shapedown BC helps children (6-17) and their families achieve a healthy lifestyle. Available in Ladysmith, Nanaimo, Parksville and Qualicum.
The L.I.F.E. Program provides a combination of annual credit and program savings to eligible low-income individuals and families to use towards recreational programs and services in all City recreational facilities and ten of our jointly operated centres.
Bring your completed application form to the Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre at 2275 Quadra Street, Victoria.
Please note: This is only available to City of Victoria citizens.
Visit the City of Victoria website for more details, the application form and guidelines.
Your child’s eyes, ears, and teeth require some special care to make sure they are strong and healthy. Hearing and vision are very important for successful learning and basic enjoyment of the world; and teeth must last a lifetime.
Your child should visit an optometrist (eye doctor) at least once every year for a vision test. Throughout the year, look for signs they may be having trouble seeing – squinting, headaches, rubbing his eyes.
Watch your child for any signs of hearing difficulties. Do they watch TV with the volume cranked? Does they seem to ignore you unless they watch you speak? Visit your public health nurse or family doctor if you suspect your child is having hearing problems.
Children should visit a dentist twice a year. In between visits, make sure your child is flossing and brushing his teeth with fluoride toothpaste. Children will need assistance to do this well until they have the manual skills equal to writing (not printing) their names.
Teaching children about nutrition helps them learn healthy eating habits they can keep through adolescence and into adulthood.
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