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Nutrition 

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1. Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide
Having the amount and type of food recommended and following the tips in Canada's Food Guide will help: Meet your needs for vitamins, minerals and other nutrients; Reduce your risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, certain types of cancer and osteoporosis; Contribute to your overall health and vitality.
Qty. 2. Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide - a resource for educators & communicators (for teachers only) Educators and communicators play a vital role in helping Canadians to understand and use Canada's Food Guide. Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide-A Resource for Educators and Communicators provides background information, tips and tools to complement each recommendation in Canada's Food Guide.
 Qty. 3. Having A Healthy Weight
A resource to help you balance healthy eating and physical activity in a healthy way to help attain and/or maintain a healthy weight.
 Qty. 4. Internet Nutrition – How To Sort Through Nutrition Information On The Web
In order to tell if web-nutrition information is coming from a reliable source, there are some simple questions you can ask yourself.
 Qty. 5. Iron… teen girls need to pump almost 30% more than boys
Iron is an important mineral found in every cell in your body. Discover ways to get the most iron from food.

Tobacco

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 Qty. 1. About Tobacco
Tobacco is a plant that contains the drug nicotine. Even though tobacco causes many health problems, people all over the world have been using it for hundreds of years.
 Qty. 2. Smoke-Free Homes - Steps to make your home smoke-free
A smoke-free home means that no one smokes inside the home. Ask a smoker to take it outside. You and your family are worth it.
 Qty. 3. Clear the air
Protect yourself and your family from second hand smoke.
 Qty. 4. Quit - You Have it in You
Eight tips to make quitting easier. Thinking cold turkey? It's not the only way! Don't smoke? Help a friend quit.
 Qty. 5. On the Road to Quitting
This guide will help you to prepare and take action to successfully stop smoking. Take the time to think about the issues and follow the steps. Move at your own pace. If you do, you'll be able to set and reach your goal.

Injury Prevention

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 Qty. 1. Got Wheels? Get a Helmet!
Activities with wheels are fun and are good ways to get exercise. But it's important to stay safe. Head injuries are the #1 cause of serious injury and death to kids on wheels. A helmet could save your child's life!
 Qty. 2. Pool/Sun Safety Tear-off Sheets
Having a backyard pool is exciting for small children. At this time, parents need to be aware of preventable injuries, like drowning or near drowning, in wading pools, above ground or in ground pools. Children need your close supervision so that your summer days are spent with your family having fun rather than in the emergency department.
 Qty. 3. Safe Boating Guide
Knowing the basics of boating safety gives peace of mind and lets you make the most of your time on the water. Whether you are a boater, diver, angler, hunter or watersports enthusiast there are rules and information to know before setting out.
 Qty. 4. Mouthguards
Of all the body parts, the mouth area is injured the most during contact sports. Learn how a mouthguard protects you and how you take care of one.
 Qty. 5. Leeds & Grenville Victim Resource Card
Of all the body parts, the mouth area is injured the most during contact sports. Learn how a mouthguard protects you and how you take care of one.
 Qty. 6. How You Can Identify and Help Women At Risk Of Abuse
Are you concerned about someone you think is being abused, but don’t know what to do? This brochure describes the warning signs and the steps you can take to help.
 Qty. 7. How To Talk To Men Who Are Abusive
Are you concerned about someone you think is abusive to his partner, but don’t know what to do? This brochure describes the warning signs and how you can talk to abusive men about their behaviour.
 Qty. 8. Bullying - We can all help stop it
A guide for elementary and secondary schools students.

Substance Abuse Prevention

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 Qty. 1. Straight Talk about Marijuana
Today's youth are faced with many choices and challenges as they make their way to adulthood. Their world is complex and the day-to-day decisions they must make are significant. Marijuana is the most commonly-used illegal substance in Canada. It is also popular among a large number of youth and for many of them, it's as socially acceptable as tobacco and alcohol. Many will be tempted to try it.
 Qty. 2. A Hangover is The Least Of Your Worries
Learn the facts about alcohol. The risk of stroke, cancer and high blood pressure is more closely related to the amount of alcohol you drink than the type of alcohol.
 Qty. 3. About Alcohol
Alcohol and its effects, the dangers and the law, reducing risks and getting help - some of the topics covered in this publication.
 Qty. 4. About Cocaine
Cocaine and its effects, the dangers and the law, reducing risks and getting help - some of the topics covered in this publication.
Qty. 5. About Marijuana
Marijuana and its effects, the dangers, medical uses and the law, reducing risks and getting help - some of the topics covered in this publication.
Qty. 6. What are your family RULES about alcohol, tobacco and drugs?
Qty. 7. Are Drugs Or Alcohol Affecting your Life?(DART)
When someone you know is struggling with an alcohol or drug problem, it can be hard to know what to do. It’s even harder when that someone is you. Drug and Alcohol Registry of Treatment, free, confidential, anonymous, 24/7.
Qty. 8. Evaluate Your Drinking
Would you like to know how your drinking compares to other Canadians? Take the simple test to find out in this pamphlet.
Qty. 9. Having A Party?
Great tips to lower your risks as a host.
Qty. 10. Low-Risk Drinking Guidelines
You may have heard that alcohol is good for your heart. Learn what you may not have heard.
Qty. 11. When A Parent Drinks Too Much Alcohol
What kids want to know. This brochure will help prepare you to take the first step in discussing alcohol problems with your child (or another child you care about).
 Qty. 12. Partying and Getting Drunk
This pamphlet reviews the definition, consequences and risks of binge drinking; the signs of alcohol poisoning and how to respond to someone who has passed out; how to be safer when drinking and where to go if one wants to stop drinking but can’t.
 Qty. 13. Test Your Alcohol IQ
This pamphlet allows you to test your Alcohol IQ with 10 true and false questions.

Physical Activity

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 Qty. 1. Having A Healthy Weight
A resource to help you balance healthy eating and physical activity in a healthy way to help attain and/or maintain a healthy weight.

Skin Cancer Prevention

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 Qty. 1. Sun Safety/Pool Safety Tear-Off Sheets
Sunny warm weather in spring and summer is exciting to many of us. It is a time to get out and enjoy the outdoors. It is also a time when the sun's rays are the strongest. UV rays from the sun and tanning beds are one of the main causes of skin cancer. By protecting your skin and by being "sun safe", most skin cancers can be prevented.
 Qty. 2. Sun Sense
Are you at risk of skin cancer? No one is completely safe from the sun. Over time, exposure to the UV rays of the sun, especially sunburns, can cause skin cancer.
 Qty. 3. Know your ABCD's (bookmark)
Learn to recognize moles that could be melanoma, a serious form of skin cancer.
 Qty. 4. Tanning under Lights
If you think going to a tanning salon is a safe way to tan, think again! By learning the facts about tanning now, you can protect yourself from skin cancer later in life.
 Qty. 5. Killer Tanning Facts
Contrary to what some might say, there is no safe way to tan your skin. This pamphlet from the Canadian Cancer Society describes the “real deal” about indoor tanning equipment.

Oral Health

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 Qty. 1. Mouthguards
Of all the body parts, the mouth area is injured the most during contact sports. Learn how a mouthguard protects you and how you take care of one.
 Qty. 2. Your All Access Pass to a….Healthy Mouth, Healthy You:
Your mouth is the gateway to your body. It is impossible to be truly healthy without a healthy mouth. This booklet outlines ways to prevent oral diseases.
 Qty. 3. Healthy Smiles Healthy Kids Healthy Smiles Ontario is a no-cost dental program for eligible kids 17 years and under.

Sexual Health / Relationships

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 Qty. 1. Cyber Safety
Pamphlet for parents. How to keep your child safe in cyberspace.
 Qty. 2. Sharing Our Community Resources: A Parent's Guide (Lanark)
List of phone numbers for community resources in each county. Topics include; parenting, childcare and special needs, emergencies, health care, law, money and housing, food and clothing, drugs, alcohol, gambling and education.
 Qty. 3. Sharing Our Community Resources: A Parent's Guide (Leeds & Grenville) - List of phone numbers for community resources in each county. Topics include; parenting, childcare and special needs, emergencies, health care, law, money and housing, food and clothing, drugs, alcohol, gambling and education.
 Qty. 4. Sexualityandu.ca
Pamphlet to promote the website sexualityandu.ca developed by The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada. Information and resources regarding sexual well-being can be found for teens, parents, teachers and health care professionals.
 Qty. 5. Are You Right For Each Other?
Pamphlet for youth who are currently in a relationship or are thinking about dating. Reviews personal values, legal rights and includes a relationship quiz.
 Qty. 6. Sexually Transmitted Infections
A booklet describing all sexually transmitted infections, behaviours that are considered risky and ways to reduce your risk. Provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada.
 Qty. 7. Sex + HIV
Booklet for teens that discusses HIV and how it can be spread. Answers given for common questions from young people regarding HIV, along with a pop quiz to test your knowledge.
 Qty. 8. Is Oral Sex Safe?
A pamphlet that reviews the risks associated with oral sex, along with risk reduction strategies.
 Qty. 9. Choosing a Contraceptive that's Right for you
A fold out poster obtained from the sexualityandu.ca website that summarizes all the birth control options available. For each form of birth control it describes how it works, effectiveness, advantages and disadvantages to help people choose the method that is right for them.
 Qty. 10. Just had Sex? Scared of Pregnancy?
Flyer that reviews emergency contraceptive pills (ECP), including when it should be taken and where it can be bought.
 Qty. 11. HPV and Screening for Cancer of the Cervix
Pamphlet reviews HPV and its link to cervical cancer. Discusses Pap test importance and interpretation of results.
 Qty. 12. Are you Ready to be a GRANDPARENT?
Pamphlet for parents of teens. Discusses importance of talking to youth about sex and provides a list of Do's and Don'ts for parents.
 Qty. 13. Parenting Teenagers: Building Skills: Pamphlet for parents with teens.
Provides advice for parents on ways to promote self-esteem, communication and provide encouragement to youth.
 Qty. 14. Deciding about Sex
Pamphlet for teens that are deciding whether or not to have sex. Reviews sexually transmitted infections, common reasons for not having intercourse and suggestions on how to talk to your partner.
 Qty. 15. Understanding Sexually Transmitted Infections, Comparative Chart:
This comparative chart will help you to understand and identify the different types of STIs and how you can protect yourself from them.
Qty. 16. It's Time to Talk about "It":
This booklet provides facts on sexuality and HPV and includes an education workbook section that allows you to test your knowledge.
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