It’s easy to forget that when it comes to happiness, kids don’t need much. They actually have a lot in common with plants – all they need is good food, fresh air and sunshine, and loving care. As parents, we want the very best for our kids, and sometimes we can forget that less is often more! You’ll find everything they need at the Healthy Family Expo in Vancouver on March 24.
In a world where new and different superfoods are trending every year, it can be difficult to keep up. One food is all the rage, and then it may be dropped for the latest and greatest. It’s important to remember that no one food is ‘the’ healthy answer. A diet rich in vegetables, plant-based proteins, and fibre, will help your child to grow healthy and strong. But it can be difficult for busy families to make this happen for three meals a day, and snacks in between.
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Luckily, lots of amazing brands have already done the legwork for families seeking quick and healthy options, often with simple meal prep ideas and convenient grab-n-go selections. With over 200 exhibitors offering healthy food and drink sampling, the Healthy Family Expo at the Vancouver Convention Centre gives families the opportunity to taste new options and see what they like!
FRESH AIR & SUNSHINE
Kids need to move! We love the expression “they can’t bounce off the walls if there are none”, so we explore the beautiful Lower Mainland on foot and by bike as much as possible. There are so many trails to choose from that match every ability. It’s all a matter of discovering how your family likes to move and incorporating it into your weekly routine. Is it dance, martial arts, rock climbing, circus acrobatics, archery, ball sports or just the pure joy of jumping on a trampoline? Kids can try all of these options in the Active Kid Zone at this year’s Healthy Family Expo.
In today’s busy world, parents can become overwhelmed in their quest to keep their families healthy. How do you cut through the information overload and make a good decision? Don’t hesitate to reach out to a physician, pediatric dentist, chiropractor, physiotherapist, or naturopathic doctor to address any health concerns.
As a parent, you don’t have to be an expert in all things – you just need to know where to go when you have concerns. Loving care applies to parent self-care as well – especially in the early years raising young kids – so it’s important to reach out for physical and emotional support for yourself and your partner as needed. Check in with a variety of family-focused medical professionals at this year’s Healthy Family Expo to make sure that your family is well supported and set up for success!
What To Check Out At Healthy Family Expo 2019?
Kids up to age 16 get in FREE, and everything on this list is included with admission!
- Live Dino Shows
- Gumboot Kids Live Show with Jessie Farrell
- Daniel Tiger and True from True & the Magic Kingdom on stage
- 200+ Exhibitors with LOTS of Healthy Food & Drink Sampling
- Hoverball Safe Archery
- 6Pack Indoor Beach Sandbox
- CircusWest Tightrope & Stilts Workshops
- Bouncy Castles
- Face Painting presented by West Coast Railway Heritage Park
- WestCoast Families Magazine Cover Photo Contest
- DANCEPL3Y Class
- Taekwondo Demo by Third Eye Martial Arts
- Dolphin Kids Mindfulness Class
- Science World On The Road
- Sportball Games
- Springfree Trampolines
- Climb Base5 Rock Climbing Wall
- Ocean Wise AquaVan
- Sensory-Friendly Area presented by Canucks Autism Network
- Baby Changing Lounge with Bambo Nature Diapers & Wipes
- First 1,000 adults receive a Cultus Lake Waterpark admission pass
- Love Child Organics Family Rest Stop with Snacks & Colouring
- Free Child Admission thanks to Maplelea Girls!
Healthy Family Expo
Canada’s Largest Food & Health Event For Families
March 24, 2019