Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Health Education Fact Sheets

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Breastfeeding provides ideal nutrition for infants. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that children should receive only breast-milk for the first six months of life. Additional foods are recommended only after this period of time, with breastfeeding continuing for up to two years and beyond.

Many older adults show signs of delirium, dementia and/or depression.
Caring for a loved one who has these problems can be very stressful and tiring. If someone you care about is having these problems, there are things you can do to help.

Many older adults have problems with shortness of breath.
If you are over the age of 40 and are a smoker you may be at risk for developing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

When children eat well and are active every day, they will be healthier now and in the future.
Making wise food choices is important for good health in both children and adults. Healthy eating habits that children learn in their early years will last a lifetime.

Be a role model for your child. All family members should follow Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating when planning meals.

Constipation is a frequent health concern for older adults and their care providers.
Fortunately, there are many ways to prevent constipation. Understanding the reasons for constipation is the first step. If you have chronic constipation, talk to your nurse, doctor or nutritionist.

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