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Healthy Baby Healthy Brain Website Updated - Site Web Bébé en santé - Cerveau en santé - Mis à jour

Do you work with parents of children aged 0 to three? If so, encourage them to visit the updated website. It provides evidence-based information and videos to help them support their baby's brain development.

My Health eSnapshot: Preconception Health Study Update

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has completed their first phase of My Health eSnapshot research study.

Eat Right Be Active booklets have been updated!

Originally developed as part of Ontario’s Action Plan for Healthy Eating and Active Living, the “ERBAs” (Eat Right Be Active) were created to assist families, caregivers and professionals with supporting healthy eating and physical activity in toddlers and children.

New Resource by Ottawa Public Health and The Monarch Centre - New "Here Comes Baby" video: Bathing your baby.

Ottawa Public Health and The Monarch Centre are happy to announce the release of the Bathing your baby video, a first in a series of new videos for soon-to-be parents entitled Here Comes Baby.

The Here Comes Baby series will bring together local parents, health professionals and experts to discuss the realities of life with a new baby.
The series will include:

• Baby bath and diapering demonstrations
• Experiences and tips from real parents
• Information from local experts and health professionals
• And more!

Ontario Launches New Tool to Check if Prescriptions are Covered with OHIP+

In January 4,400 drugs become free for everyone in Ontario age 24 and under through OHIP+, the province is making it easier to find out what medications will be covered with a new online search tool.

Here is where you could direct your patients and customers, to find out if their prescription will be covered by OHIP:

Play and Learn

Play and Learn

New 24-hour Movement Guidelines for Early Years - Nouvelles directives en matière de mouvement pour les enfants de 0 à 4 ans

The world’s first evidence-based 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years (ages 0-4 years), released today, outline how much young children need to move, sleep and sit each day. The new guidelines combine physical activity and sedentary behaviour guidelines and include sleep, showing the important interrelationship between all three behaviours.


The Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development just released a new topic. If you want to understand how experience gets embedded in our biology, read EPIGENETICS ( ).

Epigenetics was developed by Drs. Marla Sokolowski and Tom Boyce from the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR).

Baby-Friendly Initiative

There have been some minor changes to the new BFI video entitled “Bringing Evidence to Practice: Introducing the Baby-Friendly Initiative”, please use the following YouTube link to access this video:

Learning to Play and Playing to Learn/Apprendre à jouer et jouer pour apprendre

The Best Start Resource Center, revised the booklet Learning to Play and Playing to Learn: What Families Can Do
Checklists relating to vision, dental, development, school related nutrition, routines and autonomy, including ndds checklists are included in the booklet. Readable ndds checklists are only available in the printed copies.
Available in print,