Get back-to-school ready with AboutKidsHealth!

Over the next few months, CAPHC Conversations will be featuring articles and resources from the AboutKidsHealth website.  For more information on AboutKidsHealth, check out their website, or contact Sean Schurr at


September is quickly approaching and with it the start of a new school year. AboutKidsHealth is a great resource to help get kids ready to go back to school.

If you need help with nutrition and planning meals, check out the Nutrition Resource Centre. There are numerous articles to help your family eat better including:

  • a section on food fundamentals
  • healthy meal ideas for kids and teens
  • helping kids make healthy food and drink choices outside the home.

Getting back into a routine sleep schedule can be difficult for both children and parents. Be sure to check out the article on sleep tips for children and teens.

The articles on physical activity guidelines and reducing screen provide some great information to help you keep the whole family active.  

Other features of interest on AKH include:

  • a printable immunization schedule to help you remember your child’s next vaccine
  • general health content on coughs, colds and head lice
  • talking to your kids about bullying

For more back-to-school tips and info, please visit

AboutKidsHealth is SickKids’ health-education website, featuring more than 3,500 articles, illustrations and videos on general and complex health topics.


The CAPHC team is always interested in learning more about what is happening in the paediatric health care community. If you have a program, event, website, or initiative that you would like to share with the country, email for more information.