Category Archives: Health and Wellness

On-Campus Food Banks!

Did you know that the University of Toronto’s tri-campuses have free year-round Food Banks available to students in need? This service is available to graduate, part-time, and full-time students. As well, it can be accessed by anyone from single individuals to entire … Continue reading

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Family Drop-In Fitness Programs at UofT 2016/17 Year

Did you know that the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education offers a ton of great programs for the whole family? Below is a quick rundown of the available programs and their associated costs to keep you and your family … Continue reading

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City of Toronto Fall & Winter 2016/17 Program Registration

Through City of Toronto programs, children of all ages have access to awesome programs like swimming, arts & crafts, and dance. Registration for fall and winter general programs, fall skating and swimming lessons, and December holiday camps opens in early September, but it … Continue reading

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Accessing Counselling Services

Sometimes, we all just need someone to talk to. If you, or your partner, are looking for a counsellor or other health professional to chat with, there are many places you can go. This blog will outline how to access … Continue reading

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Mental Illness: understanding it and helping our loved ones.

In February, the Family Care Office organized a workshop at UTM devoted to providing participants with a better understanding of mental illness, and offering some strategies that family members can use to support loved ones who may be suffering. Mental … Continue reading

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What to do about picky eaters

Blog by FCO Workshop Coordinator, Hailey Parliament. On February 22, Aviva Allen, one of Toronto’s leading Kids’ Nutritionists specializing in helping parents deal with their picky eaters, visited U of T St. George campus to share w techniques for dealing … Continue reading

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Mindfulness Moments Part 2

A few weeks ago, I blogged about some of the awesome mindfulness events happening at U of T to help you start the new year off right! Although it seems like the ‘new years resolutions’ fever has come and gone, … Continue reading

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New Year, New (Mindful) Me

I’ve been hearing about mindfulness and mindfulness mediation a whole lot over the past few years. From what I can gather (as a total beginner to the concept!), mindfulness means being present in the moment, and practicing mindfulness meditation can … Continue reading

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Did You Get Your Rainbow Today?

Last week the Family Care Office hosted a collaborative workshop with Lianne Phillipson-Webb, the founder of Sprout Right, a unique health and nutrition service specializing in pre-conception, pre-natal and post-natal care to talk to U of T staff and students … Continue reading

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Back To School: Back to Packed Lunches

As a kid who got to go home for lunch on most days through my elementary school life, getting to pack a lunch and eat it with my friends at school was an exciting and rare thing for me. Eventually … Continue reading

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