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New research: Happy Momma, Healthy Baby

Posted by: Scott Watson April 11, 2018

Research from AllerGen was just released that looks at the relationship between a mom’s stress and a baby’s immune health. The research found that when mothers experienced distress, both during and after pregnancy, their infants were three times as likely to have reduced immune function (lower levels of an important immune antibody in the infant’s gut). The research also found that breastfeeding can help protect babies from the effects of maternal stress on their immune system. Read more »

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Dr. Jillian & Jamie Casap’s “On Our Street” introduces kids to poverty, and how to help

Posted by: UNICEF Canada March 1, 2018

Poverty and even homelessness can be an invisible condition— it is not always seen, and even when it is, it is too often ignored. Read more »

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The 6th Youth World Cup Live Painting Competition

Posted by: UNICEF Canada February 6, 2018

The Youth World Cup Live Painting Competition is a global charity event hosted by Canada Youth Arts Development Foundation in support of UNICEF Canada. The event aims to raise awareness for vulnerable children, provide a platform to help and give them a better future and promote cultural and artistic exchange among children and youth globally. Read more »

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Dear Parents: This is why we’re always online

Posted by: Kids Of Canada December 11, 2017

I am here to tell you about a generation that lives on this wonderful thing that we like to call “The Internet”. Read more »

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An Open Letter to Canada from Your Youth

Posted by: Kids Of Canada November 20, 2017

Dear Canada, we’re the future, correct? Well then, and perhaps this may come as a surprise to you, but your future’s well-being is far from what it needs to be. Canada, are you surprised? So are we. We’re surprised when we hear of another 17-year-old who has committed suicide because of the lack of funding for mental health services. Read more »

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Picky Eaters vs. Hungry Bellies

Posted by: June Findlay October 2, 2017

Many kids in Canada are picky eaters. Many more don't have the access to food to even be considered that. Read more »

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Back-to-school: A time to face the facts about Canada’s kids

Posted by: Marie-Hélène Bachand August 28, 2017

With summer vacation nearly over, thousands of children across the country will soon be heading back to school. Read more »

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Youth are what they eat (or don’t eat) at school

Posted by: Kids Of Canada August 22, 2017

This is the first in a series of youth guest blogs providing a diversity of perspectives from Canada’s young people in support of UNICEF Canada’s One Youth movement. Read more »

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We started from the bottom...and we’re still here?

Posted by: Kids Of Canada June 14, 2017

The status of teen mental health and teen suicide in Canada today. Read more »

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Design Lab teaches kids and parents innovative thinking

Posted by: UNICEF Canada February 24, 2017

On January 30, UNICEF Canada and Overlap Associates were invited by the Ministry of Innovation Science and Economic Development (ISED) to the ISED Lab in Ottawa to lead a strategic design lab with children and parents. Read more »

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