Once you get to the grocery store, you may feel like a kid in the candy store! You may like to walk down every aisle and choose what appeals to you that day. You may go to the store many times a week just on a whim. You may have your kids with you, who… Continue reading 10 ways to save at the grocery store
What if you could access free reliable pregnancy information any time of day, and from anywhere you have an internet connection? Well, guess what? Toronto Public Health offers a free online prenatal program called Welcome to Parenting that is available to all families living in Toronto. About the program: This convenient and flexible program has… Continue reading Looking for an online prenatal program?
With the weather warming up, you’re probably looking for different ideas to quench your thirst! Our dietitian, Melissa Koch, posted these great fruit-flavoured water recipes last year and I wanted to share it with you once again. Let us know what you’re favourite water recipe will be this summer! _________________________________________________________ Sometimes I get tired of… Continue reading 5 Refreshing & naturally infused water recipes
My friend Aileen loves walking and doing Zumba. Recently, she found out that she was 5 weeks pregnant. She was very excited but wondered if she should stop going to her favourite Zumba class. This is a similar question commonly asked by expectant parents and I’m sure many of you want to know if it’s… Continue reading Tips to stay safe and active during pregnancy
It’s been a year since Toronto Public Health launched our Pregnancy to Parenting blog. Thank you for following along! We hope you’ve found our posts interesting and informative. After 12 months, we thought this would be a good time to reflect on where we’re at and what’s to come. So far, we’ve had 121 posts… Continue reading We’ve reached a milestone – Pregnancy to Parenting turns ONE!
The month of Ramadan is a time of fasting for Muslims. What does fasting during Ramadan mean? It means no food or drink, not even water, during the day. Every day, fasting starts after sunrise, and ends after sunset. Many Muslims stay up late into the night and may choose to sleep during the day… Continue reading Pregnant & fasting during Ramadan? 10 tips to eat well
Ready to have a baby? That’s terrific news! Did you know that men’s health before conception plays a key role in having a healthy baby? In fact, the evidence is growing regarding the importance of men’s health when it comes to fertility and the baby’s health. It takes about 3 months for sperm to fully… Continue reading What’s the scoop on men’s health & fertility?
We have all heard about the recent outbreak of measles and mumps in Toronto. Two doses of MMR vaccine is the best protection against measles and mumps. What is Measles? It’s a super contagious viral infection causing blotchy rashes to the face and body. Symptoms are worst for babies and adults, with some needing hospital… Continue reading Measles and Mumps…oh my!
When I was a kid, my mom used to say that fish was brain food. I now realize that she was right! Your brain is made up of DHA. That’s docosahexaenoic acid, an omega-3 fat, that is important for the brain, nervous system, and eyes. Fish is the best source of DHA. Fish can also… Continue reading Tuna anyone? An easy recipe your kids will love!
If you are having a baby, you may be thinking of going to a prenatal program. They are a great way to get ready for the birth of your new baby. Currently, 1 in 4 pregnant women in Ontario attend prenatal programs. You don’t have to be a first time parent to benefit from these… Continue reading Top 3 reasons to attend a prenatal program