EDUCATION

Ontario Students with Prevalent Medical Conditions can Expect Safer Schools

Author : Team Kibog.com
Date : 2017-11-09

Starting September 2018, all school boards are required to have individual plan in place to help students with medical conditions. Read more here https://news.ontario.ca/edu/en/2017/10/ontario-making-schools-safer-for-students-with-prevalent-medical-conditions.html.....

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Its time for a flushot - See where you can get one

Author : Team Kibog.com
Date : 2017-10-26

Flu season is almost here. A gentle reminder that you can get a flushot at your local pharmacy too. The province of Ontario provides a website where you can search for a nearby location. Click on this link to learn more. https://www.ontario.ca/page/get-flu-shot    .....

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If your Child is having difficulty Reading, check for Hearing Problems

Author : Team Kibog.com
Date : 2017-10-12

If your child is having difficulty reading, they should be thoroughly screened for hearing problems, a new research from Coventry University in the United Kingdom states. The study found 25 per cent of its young participants with reading difficulties showed mild or moderate hearing impairment that parents and teachers were unaware of. The researchers believe that if there was more awareness of youngsters’ hearing problems, then the children might be able to receive more structured support that could help them improve their reading and writing skills.  Learn more about this research here......

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Teaching kids’ Responsible Financial Management

Author : Bhuwan Sharma
Date : 2017-09-29

Are we doing enough to prepare our kids for the financial future? Looking across the various environments where our kids spend time, I think we all would agree that the answer is a NO. Schools are generally bound by the curriculum set at the board and province level and I’m sure they are doing their best within those constraints on this front. Leaving the school environment aside, is there anything else that parents can do to prepare our children for a successful future. As Robert Kiyosaki, the author of the Rich Dad Poor Dad and other similar books says, “if you want to be rich, you need to be financially literate”. As a parent, I know that getting started is difficult. Some of the questions that come to mind are “How do I start”, “What topic should I pick”, “How do I do it in a way that it doesn’t make them feel guilty” are very common questions. Organizations have started to address this topic. 1.    Credit Suisse, a giant Swiss Bank, has released a digital banking app focussed on children. Focus is not just on helping them save but also to get them to learn the basics of money management. Click here to learn more .....

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Bauer claims that its Neuroshield can protect the brain during contact sports

Author : Bhuwan Sharma
Date : 2017-09-27

Neuroshield, a new device from bauer and currently available in Canada, is being marketed as a device to protect an atheletes head "from the inside". It protects the structure of the brain during impacts and can protect brain damage in atheletes playing contact sports like hockey, football and soccer. The NeuroShield needs to be fitted and is available in eight sizes for children and adults seven and up. Click on http://neuroshield.ca/index.html to learn more about the NeuroShield.  .....

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Health Canada is seeking to contain the marketing of unhealthy food and beverages to children

Author : Team Kibog.com
Date : 2017-09-14

With almost 1 in 3 child, 6‐17 years old, being overweight or obese, Health Canada has launched a Healthy Eating Strategy to support Canadians in making healthier choices by improving the food environment. One area they are focussing on is to restrict the marketing of unhealthy food and beverages to children. This rise in childhood obesity have been linked to eating habits, especially increase in the consumption of foods high in saturated fat, sugar and sodium. Recent surveys indicate that more than 30% of the total calorie intake of Canadian children was from foods not promoted by Canada’s Food Guide. Over the past decade, there has been growing concern about the negative impact that the marketing of food and beverages has on children’s nutritional health. The rapidly evolving modern marketing techniques such as social media, Product placements, celebrity endorsements manage to avoid the controls put in place prior to the current internet and ecommerce environment. We ask all parents across Canada to learn more and connect with Health Canada’s Healthy Eating Strategy via their portal .....

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