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.

Why should I be concerned about foot ulcers?

Foot ulcers increase the risk of infection (a germ or bacteria that invades and damages the tissues) and may reduce your quality of life. While most foot ulcers heal, when they are left untreated, they could lead to foot amputations. This could lead to lost income, longer hospital stays and a need for special therapy.

The health care you receive should be tailored to your unique needs and goals. Person- and family-centred care invites you and your family to partner with your health-care team, helping you make decisions best suited to you.



Healthy Eating, Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviours: Healthy Habits That Will Last a Lifetime

In Canada, one in three children are overweight or obese (PHAC, 2011). Overweight and obese children are at increased risk for health problems such as diabetes, lung, heart, gut and muscle diseases, depression, low self-esteem and social issues (e.g. bullying)

Nurses support the principles and values that are termed, “patient/client centred care.” A client may be a patient in a hospital, a resident in a long-term care facility, a person or family in the community or an entire community.

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