Healthy Learners

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Posted: May 28, 2018

Flouride Mouthrinse Program


A fluoride mouthrinse program is available in participating elementary schools throughout the Province. The program is delivered in partnership with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.


Elementary school children across the province may participate in the program free of charge in schools that have opted to provide this service. Parental consent is required. Parents receive a letter outlining the program. They must sign and return an approval form to their child’s school before the child is permitted to participate. Research has shown that fluoride mouthrinse programs are effective in reducing cavities by as much as 20 to 30 percent.


Fluoride is a naturally occurring element. As a supplement to other good dental health habits, fluoride assists in the prevention of tooth decay. Once a week, teachers or volunteers prepare a fluoride solution at school. The students rinse with the solution for one minute and then discharge the liquid into paper cups for disposal. The entire procedure takes less than five minutes of class time per week.

Posted: May 10, 2018

Policies Education

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Posted: April 6, 2018

Childhood obesity Foundation

Video on marketing to children

Posted: March 22, 2018

GNB document on local food availability

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Posted: February 22, 2018

Healthy Handwashing and the T-zone

Prevention of speading germs into the eyes, nose and mouth.

Posted: February 9, 2018

Connect with Wellness in your Region

Our regional webpages make it easy to connect with your local Wellness Networks, and stay informed about wellness initiatives happening near you. You’ll find event calendars, resources, information, tools, photos, and inspiring stories, as well as a list of Regional Wellness Networks in your area.

Click your region on the map OR type a community name into the search bar below to get the latest updates about local wellness events and activities.

Posted: February 9, 2018

Helping your Kindergardener with Separation Anxiety

The first days of school are often tough for both young children and parents. AnxietyBC and the UBC Anxiety Projects Lab teamed up to produce this entertaining 3 minute short animation showing you how to support your child in making an easier transition to kindergarten.

Posted: February 8, 2018

Building your childs self esteem

Parents and caregivers play a big role in fostering their child's self-esteem. Self-esteem is how people feel about themselves, both inside and out. People with good self-esteem generally have a positive outlook, accept themselves and feel confident. Children need to feel loved and accepted to build self-esteem.

Posted: February 8, 2018

Promoting Positive Mental Health

Taking care of our mental health is just as important as having a healthy body. As a parent, you play an important role in your children’s mental health. You can promote good mental health by the things you say and do, and through the environment you create at home.



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