Raising Our Healthy Kids

Raising Our Healthy Kids is a series of 60-90 second videos with up-to-date health information for parents and care providers. These short snappy videos will help Canadian families live healthier lives.
The videos were developed for:

  • Parents or soon to be parents, grandparents and guardians
  • Prenatal groups and classes
  • Health care providers who work with parents
  • Teachers - for personal knowledge and classroom use
  • Childcare workers and agencies that provide services to parents of young children
  • Government agencies
  • Public health units/departments, community health centres and family health
  • teams/primary care centres
  • Medical offices, clinics and waiting areas
  • Trans Canada Trail
  • Parent Link Centres
  • Libraries, recreation and community centres
"(The) messages are short, concise, simple and familiar, enabling us to easily use them in parenting groups”
-Celia Osenton, a parenting group leader in the Calgary region.

The Raising Our Healthy Kids videos are easy to access and download online and cover topics like: nutrition and healthy eating; play and physical activity; healthy development; oral health; media literacy and aboriginal themes. The videos are also currently airing on CTV2.

All 70 videos can be viewed on the Raising Our Healthy Kids Vimeo site and have been grouped into specific channels: In addition, French versions of 25 nutrition videos can be found on EatRight Ontario's website
  • Nourrissons
    En savoir plus sur l'allaitement maternel, l’introduction des aliments solides et plus encore.
  • Enfants d'âge préscolaire
    En savoir plus sur le rôle de modélisation des comportements alimentaires sains, en évitant les défis alimentaires communes et la création de temps de repas de famille positifs.
  • Enfants d'âge scolaire
    En savoir plus sur la planification des repas, des aliments sains et des choix de boissons et plus encore.
The Raising Our Healthy Kids videos are the vision of Shadow Light Productions and Kay Watson-Jarvis. The video content was developed by a multi-stakeholder group including Dietitians of Canada, Alberta Health Services and Canada Research Chair in Food Marketing, Policy and Children's Health, Dr. Charlene Elliott, with input from physicians and community stakeholders across Canada. The content of the videos is consistent with messages from Health Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada, Alberta Health Services, and nutrition messages are consistent with PEN: Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition®.

The videos were produced by Shadow Light Productions with principal funding from the Calgary Health Trust. Financial support for French translations provided by EatRight Ontario.

Special Thanks to...

Please direct inquiries to:

Rachel Gauk at Shadow Light Productions:
Kay Watson-Jarvis