Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

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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.

You are an important part of the health-care team. Speaking with members of the health-care team will help you get the information you need to understand any changes in your health and what it means for your situation. These changes are known as care transitions. Do not be afraid to ask questions so you know what to expect.

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.

Based on original guideline from 2005.

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