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Sodium and kids: how can schools help kids eat healthy?

  School age children need between 1200 – 1500 mg of sodium (salt) per day. The upper limit is 2300 mg per day. (The upper limit is the highest level likely to not cause harm; it is not a recommended level of intake). Too much salt can raise blood pressure and increase the risk of heart disease. […]

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Neuromuscular Training Warm Up for Injury Prevention

We all know that participating in physical activity and sport poses its own risk of injury, however most of these injuries are preventable.  A three year study in Calgary junior high schools with the partnership of the University of Calgary’s Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre (SIPRC) and Ever Active Schools showed that students who participated […]

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Creating Healthy Eating Environments in School

Children spend a big portion of their day in school. It is important that when they are in school they have access to nutritious foods and are supported to make healthy choices. The Creating Healthy Environments in School section of the Healthy Eating Starts Here website is intended as a resource to encourage and support […]

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