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Children's Health & Safety Association

Issue 42: Feb 1–28, 2017

October 8, 2013 – Wake up and smell the sugar! The statistical and analytical data from reputable, medical associations and organizations are not lying to us – they're warning us. The steady influx of fast food chains and junk food combined with a sedentary lifestyle has caused childhood obesity to reach epidemic proportions in Canada and around the world. Children's…
October 20, 2013 - When a child goes missing at a public facility in Korea, an alarm goes off, the entrances and exits are closed for ten minutes, the child's description is broadcast to the employees and public and then everyone concentrates on locating the child. If the child is not located within 10 minutes, the information on the missing…
Published in Issue 18
October 2, 2013 – The best way to teach your children about money habits is by example. Children can learn monetary values, how to sort coins and comprehend the concept that money is used to purchase items. With the Christmas holidays just a few weeks away you can teach your children about budgeting for gifts and shopping for items of…
Published in Issue 18
October 15, 2013 – Health Canada and France's Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) signed an agreement last January to not only share data and information on a range of health issues but also agree to take similar approaches to assessments of food safety risks and therefore benefit from the unification of their scientific cooperation. The…
October 21, 2013 – Bullying has become an international public health problem considering its prominence among schoolchildren and the enduring effects on the psychological and physical health into adulthood. The World Health Organization together with an international alliance of researchers completed a study and found that 17% of 11-year-old girls in Canada have reported being bullied at least twice during…
October 12, 2013 – In recognition of girls’ rights and the unique challenges they face, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 and declared October 11th the 'International Day of the Girl'. This year marks their second anniversary and they will focus on education and the importance of new technologies, innovative partnerships, policies, resource utilizations and community mobilizations including:…
October 12, 2013 - Toddlers are not only curious but very determined and extremely smart. It would be a mistake to underestimate the eager and tenacious intent of those eight little fingers and two strong thumbs. A 2012 U.S. study published in 'Pediatrics' stated that children aged five and under account for more than 75% of all battery related hospital…
Published in Issue 18
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