Healthy Living in the North

Why skin-to-skin care is important for your baby’s well-being

mother holding breastfeeding baby

Have you ever thought about having your baby skin-to-skin with you after birth and in the first few weeks after birth? Many parents have never thought about holding their baby skin-to-skin until they are pregnant and skin-to-skin is mentioned as an … [Continue reading]

World Breastfeeding Week 2017

mother holding baby

Happy World Breastfeeding Week, a time celebrated annually by Canada from October 1-7. First celebrated in 1992 by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), World Breastfeeding Week is now observed annually in over 120 countries by UNICEF … [Continue reading]

Foodie Friday: fish preservation is good for the soul

woman cutting fish

Salmon and halibut are important staples in the diet of many people in BC and continues to be a food of significance to coastal First Nations peoples. Sabrina Clifton, the Programs Manager at the Gitmaxmak'ay Prince Rupert and Port Edward Nisga'a … [Continue reading]

Foodie Friday: flexible recipes make cooking easier

trifle on a table with spoon

If I asked you the following questions, what would your answers be? Do you value being able to cook meals for you and your family? Do you try to buy and cook the best possible food for your family? Do you struggle sometimes to match your … [Continue reading]

Coffee Break: Taking 5 for Alzheimer’s disease

Finally, a worthwhile reason to drink coffee! Alzheimer’s disease. It’s a pretty scary topic for most of us, yet it's also a very real part of life for so many of us. It’s estimated that 70,000 British Columbians are affected by dementia, and this … [Continue reading]

Feeding our babies: at what age can we start offering solid foods?

baby eating solid foods in high chair

The question As a mom, I know it can be hard to get straight answers to parenting questions. Websites and discussion boards offer so many conflicting opinions (right?). Even professional recommendations sometime vary. This can be confusing… and … [Continue reading]