Growing up healthy

Each child is unique. Some children achieve developmental and physical skills before others, while some achieve them later. Regardless of the age and stage of development, all children need love, encouragement and support to feel secure, safe and confident in their actions.

Whether you're a parent, a teenager or someone researching child health topics, the following informationwill hopefully help you.

Healthy eating and active living

Growth and development

Dental care

Vision care

Annual eye exams for all children in the province are covered by the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan. The Alberta government also funds the Eye See...Eye Learn program where Doctors of Optometry detect, diagnose and treat eye health problems in children as they enter the school system.

Immunizations

Injury prevention

Education

Adolescence

General information

Puberty, sexuality, STIs