Family Resources

The following information sheets and activities help families work together to encourage healthy behaviours that can help your kids reduce the risk of developing certain noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) like diabetes and cardiovascular disease by learning about the importance of nutrition and physical fitness.

NCD
10–15 minutes

Learn what NCDs are, why it is important to learn about them, and steps your family can take to reduce the risk of developing certain NCDs.  

SELF-PACED MODULES

Self-paced modules are interactive online sessions that allow your student to learn about key concepts at his or her own pace. They feature animation, interactive activities, and a quiz with immediate feedback. Your student may complete these modules with his or her class or group, but you are also welcome to complete them together as a family.

Self-paced Module and Educator Guide
Self-Paced Module I: Exercise for Health
15-20 Minutes

In this module, kids learn about what happens to our bodies when we exercise, why exercising is good for us, and the risks associated with not exercising, including the development of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. 

Companion Family Guide

This companion guide to the self-paced module includes a summary, guide to using the mini-modules at home and tips. 

Self-paced Module and Educator Guide
Self-Paced Module II: Nutritious Eating
15-20 minutes

In this module, kids learn how eating nutritious foods can help keep them healthy, and the risks associated with making poor food choices, such as an increased risk of developing noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) like high blood pressure, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.

Companion Family Guide

This companion guide to the self-paced module includes a summary, guide to using the mini-modules at home and tips.