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Take the fight out of food!

March 1, 2017

Food should be joyful and not a source of everyday confusion and frustration. Yet, for many people this is not the case! Eating well is more than just eating the right amount of nutrients. Eating well includes sharing meals with friends and family, experimenting with a new recipe, and enjoying a favourite food without guilt. March is Nutrition Month and this year, it is dedicated to helping Canadians “Take the Fight out of Food” ... Read more.

Make quitting now your 2017 resolution

January 5, 2017

The first days of the New Year are upon us and perhaps you are one of the many who have been think-ing about becoming tobacco free in 2017. What an amazing gift to give to yourself, your family and friends! Approximately 550,000 British Columbians smoke and over 70 per cent of those people say they wish they could quit ... Read more


It's time to talk turkey

December 8, 2016

For many the holiday season means a time to enjoy good company and good food. As we spread the joy of the season we need to be extra careful to not spread food-borne illnesses. These simple food safety tips will help you prepare a safe and tasty holiday meal ... Read more.


When it's more than the blues

November 15, 2016

Public health nurses across B.C. now offer screening for perinatal depression to all mothers (birth, adoptive or step) by eight weeks postpartum. This includes education and intervention, referrals, and a plan for follow-up as needed ... Read more.



It's time to test for radon gas

November 1, 2016

Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. It may contribute to as much as 16% of all lung cancers. Radon, when combined with tobacco smoke, including second-hand smoke, can increase the risk substantially ... Read more.



Find our previous Living Well health tips articles, from the past year, below.

7/26/2016A more wholesome camping cookout
6/27/2016Keep foodborne illness off your summer menu
5/31/2016Older adults - the new faces of HIV
4/29/2016Practicing what we preach - parents and screen time
4/12/2016Designer immunization schedules
3/29/2016Treats can be part of healthy eating
3/15/2016Combat rising food costs
2/16/2016The relationship between income and health
2/2/2016Save money by reducing food waste
1/19/2016Time to create meaningful resolutions
1/4/2016Kick the butt in 2016
12/8/2015Tis the season for culinary delight
11/24/2015Respecting the gifts of famly friends and food
11/10/2015Getting comfortable with comfort foods
10/13/2015All you need is love
9/29/2015Breastfeeding and work - making it work
9/15/2015Healthy schools grow healthy kids
9/1/2015Mental health matters
8/18/2015No ifs ands or butts
8/5/2015Sights, sounds and flavours of summertime
7/21/2015Growing our future with food security
6/29/2015Keep foodborne illness off of your summer menu
6/23/2015Recreation makes communities healthier
6/10/2015Healthy eats for family camping trips
5/26/2015Gearing up for a smoke free Father's Day
5/11/2015Talking with hands - the power of gestures
4/28/2015I boost immunity - you can too!
4/14/2015Healthy smiles start with daily dental care
3/31/2015Nutrition tips for shift workers
3/17/2015Eating well on the road again
3/3/2015Healthy eats on the go
2/16/2015Healthy environments make us healthier people
2/3/2015Fruits and vegetables - are you eating enough
1/20/2015Resolution or no resolution - healthy eating tips for success
1/6/2015Quitting smoking - the healthy choice isn't always an easy choice
12/22/2014Spread joy, not germs, this holiday season
12/10/2014Celebrate Holiday Eating
11/24/2014The Diary Dilemma
11/12/2014The Glycemic Index - A Tool for Managing and Preventing Diabetes
10/14/2014Pumpkins - More Than Just Jack O Lanterns
9/30/2014Roasting Tomatoes for Fast Winter Meals
9/15/2014When I Was Your Age
9/2/2014Riding Out of the Shadows for Mental Health
8/19/2014No Butts About It
8/5/2014The Good Old Days Were Not So Good for Us After All
7/22/2014Fresh Flavours and Familiar Faces at the Farmers Market
6/23/2014Community Greenspaces Improve Health
6/9/2014Cauliflower is Catching On
5/28/2014Come Together to Promote Smoke Free Spaces
5/13/2014Grow a Gardener
4/30/2014Talk Read and Play - Three Steps to Reduce Childhood Anxiety
4/16/2014Fear the Diseases Not the Vaccines
4/1/2014Happy Healthy Smiles Start with Daily Dental Care
3/18/2014A Recipe for Happy Family Meals
3/5/2014Home Cooking Time Savers
2/18/2014Healthy Policies Promote Healthy Hearts
2/4/2014Does Your Workplace Promote Healthy Eating
1/6/2014e-Cigarettes - Breathing Life Into a Dying Industry
12/19/2013Spread Joy - Not Germs This Holiday Season
12/9/2013Delicious and Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas
11/27/2013Its Cold and Flu Season - Bolster your Defenses
11/12/2013Walkable Tops the Most Wanted List
10/29/2013Too Much Candy Can Be Scary
10/15/2013Pumpkins - More Than Just Jack-O-Lanterns
10/1/2013Nutrition On the Go
9/17/2013Feeding the Brain - Success at School Start with Healthy Eating
9/10/2013What Makes Life Worth Living
8/20/2013Keeping Produce Fresh
8/6/2013Waste Not Want Not - Everyone Wins with Gleaning
7/9/2013Listen to Your Body
6/25/2013Be Sodium Savvy
6/11/2013More Than Fried Bread, Drumming and Pow-Wow Dancing
5/24/2013New Tobacco Marketing Tricks Addict
5/13/2013Early Hearing Screening Reduces Communication Delays
4/30/2013Helping Children Communicate About Emotions
4/16/2013Would You Buy Pants From a Lighting Store
4/2/2013A Healthy Mouth is Part of a Healthy Pregnancy
3/20/2013A Busy Students Guide to Healthy Eating
3/5/2013Planning Meals Saves Time Energy and Money
2/20/2013What Really Makes Us Healthy
2/8/2013The Shake on Salt
1/8/2013BC Communities Join Madonnas Quest for Clean Air


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