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Online Nutrition Screening Tool For Children Ages 18 Months To 5 Years

Is your child a healthy eater?

Complete Nutri-eSTEP, an online nutrition screening tool for toddlers (18-35 months) and preschoolers (3-5 years).

Get feedback on what is going well and what you can improve with your child’s eating and activity habits

Visit Nutrition Screening

Healthy Smiles Ontario

Good oral health is important to children’s overall health. Yet, for some, regular dental care may not be affordable. Healthy Smiles Ontario is a program for children 17 and under.  If eligible, your children will get regular dental services at no cost to you.

Who is eligible?

Children 17 and under may be eligible if :

  • They are residents of Ontario;
  • They are members of a household that meets the income eligibility requirements;

You will need to show specific documents during the enrollment process.

Call 905-546-2424 ext. 3566

Click here to learn how to apply

Hamilton Family Health Teams

Hamilton Family Health Teams offer information about child and youth health, maternal care and the well-baby check-up.

Learn more here

Healthy Teeth, Healthy Kids Dental Screen

This checklist will help you keep track of your child’s dental health and development.

Click here to review the checklist

Dental Programs and Services for People Living in Hamilton

Learn more about resources available to residents of Hamilton including Healthy Smiles, CINOT, Dental Health Bus and many more.

Click here to view dental programs and services available

Dental Health Bus

The Dental Health Bus is a mobile outreach clinic providing dental services free of charge to residents of the City of Hamilton.

Click here for more information

Public Health Services Community Preventive Clinics for Children and Youth Under 18

Healthy Smiles Ontario is a program we offer to all families.  Preventive clinics are available to all children/youth who need preventive service and do not have dental insurance, live in the City of Hamilton and need dental cleaning, fluoride or dental sealants.

Two locations in Hamilton include:

East End Public Health Service Clinic – Tuesdays & Fridays Only

247 Centennial Parkway North

Beasley Recreation Centre – Thursdays Only

145 Wilson Street

Note: all locations are open from 9am – 3:30pm. To book an appointment please call 905-546-2424 ext. 5369

Click here to learn about how to apply

Dental Treatment and Prevention Clinic

All clients must fill out a clinic application and/or answer questions to determine eligibility. The clinic provides treatment and preventive services, including examinations, x-rays, fillings, extractions and cleanings for children and adults.

For information call 905-546-2424 ext.3789

For location and hours of service click here

Becoming Smoke Free: A booklet for moms on smoking, second-hand smoke and quitting

When you decide to quit smoking or to avoid second-hand smoke, you are making a healthy choice. Your baby is the best reason in the world to quit smoking now! This booklet will explain what smoking and second-hand smoke does to you, your baby, and your health. It also gives you information on quitting smoking and some resources you will need to help you along the way.

Click here to learn more

Ontario’s Enhanced 18-Month Well-Baby Visit

Parents and guardians will find information and links to prepare you for the 18 month well-baby visit. Health care professionals will find tools and resources to support your practice.

Learn more about the 18 month visit

Growing Together Guide – September to December 2016

Courses, Workshops & Groups on a variety of topics such as:

  • Prenatal Education
  • Anxiety Issues in Children
  • Teen Issues
  • Mental Health
  • Skill Development
  • Child Safety
  • Parenting
  • Children and Youth with Special Needs
  • Bedtime, Behaviour, Homework, Fear & Anger Issues

Learn more about courses offered from September to December 2016

Hamilton Public Health

General nutrition information and resources about food safety, healthy weights, healthy eating during pregnancy, meal planning, feeding your baby and child, food allergies, healthy snacks for sports, and more.

Visit the Hamilton Public Health website.

Healthy Families Hamilton Facebook Page

Healthy Families Hamilton has information and resources for parents and caregivers of children from birth to age six. Public Health Services’ Registered Nurses, Registered Dietitians and Lactation Consultants are live on the Facebook page from Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (excluding holidays). They share information, respond to questions, and engage in conversation about pregnancy, breastfeeding, parenting, child safety, growth and development, healthy eating, and taking care of yourself as a parent.

Visit the Healthy Families Hamilton Facebook page

EatRight Ontario

EatRight Ontario wants to help you improve your health and quality of life through healthy eating. This free service provides easy-to-use nutrition information to help you make healthier food choices. Registered Dietitians provide EatRight Ontario visitors with feature articles on food and nutrition, meal planning advice, healthy eating tips and recipes.

EatRight Ontario allows you to ask nutrition-related questions in over 100 languages and receive feedback by phone or email from a Registered Dietitian.

Visit the Eat Right Ontario website.

Health Canada

Includes time saving cooking tips for healthy meals, information about what healthy eating is, links to other nutrition resources, important information on topics such as trans fats and sodium intake.

Visit the Healthy Eating website.

Visit the Food & Nutrition website.

City of Hamilton Family Health

Information and services about pregnancy and parenting children 0 to 6 years of age.

Visit the City of Hamilton Public Health website

Healthy Canadians

A website to learn about how to keep children healthy and safe

Visit the Healthy Canadians website

Caring for Kids

Caring for Kids is designed to provide parents with information about their child’s health and well-being. The site is developed by the Canadian Paediatric Society

Visit the Caring for Kids website

Nipissing District Developmental Screen

The NDDS is a checklist of skills observed in children during everyday activities. It requires a “yes” or “no” answer and it helps parents identify whether or not their child is developing as expected. You will need to register once per child to receive the age appropriate screen by email. If you answer “no” to any question or have any concerns about your child’s development, follow-up with your health care provider.

Visit the Nipissing District Developmental Screen website

Dietitians of Canada

Supports around topics such as reading labels, planning meals ahead of time to help with grocery shopping, access to informative handouts, and much more.

Visit the Dietitians of Canada website.

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