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Canada releases world’s first 24-hour movement behaviour guidelines for children and youth

The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology has just released new guidelines…Research strongly shows the need for a new movement paradigm that emphasizes the integration of all movement behaviours occurring over a whole day, shifting the focus from the individual components to emphasize the whole (all physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep). This new research supports […]

Healthy Together in Kelowna

The kids were enjoying some physical activity time with the fun Activity Dice game at the Healthy Together session in Kelowna. It’s a set of 3 dice – one has 6 different exercises on it (from push-ups, to toe-taps) and the other two dice were regular dice with numbers – whatever number you roll is how […]

Welcome to… Vista Family Resource Centre, Westcoast Family Centres Society & Froude Ave Community Centre

The Vista Family Resource Centre serves families with children aged 0-6 living on Newfoundland’s Bonavista Peninsula. The Centre’s main site is in the town of Bonavista with outreach sites in the towns of Catalina, Port Rexton and Musgravetown. The Centre opened in 1999 and receives provincial funding through the Department of Education and Early Childhood […]

Making Hummus

It is April 1 and a wonderful day to start a Healthy Together program. The South Vancouver Family Place in Vancouver BC did just that…they brought together 38 families and introduced a healthy snack of hummus, pita and veggies on beautiful sunny day! Everyone was outside digging in the garden and playing in the sandbox. Many […]

what is moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity?

Recently ParticipACTION revealed the most frequently asked question was, “what is moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity?” The Healthy Together program teaches families about the importance of physical activity based on the information found in the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines . The term moderate-to-vigorous may be new for some people or you may not understand what […]

Take the Pulse Pledge!

Did you know that 2016 is the International Year of Pulse’s? Are you ready to take the PULSE Pledge? Go to Pulse Canada to learn more and sign up. What is a pulse? Pulse Canada helps us with this question: Pulses are part of the legume family, but the term “pulse” refers only to the […]

Fresh, Frozen or Canned can all be Healthy Choices

Natalie Laframboise, Ministry of Health Senior Policy Analyst, writes a blog for Healthy Families BC that highlights the benefits and nutritional value of fresh, frozen and canned fruits and vegetables. She says, “There’s a terrible rumour going around that canned and frozen are inferior to fresh fruits and veggies in both taste and nutrition. So […]

Advocacy: Steps to success

Guest Post written by Dana Ismail, Leah Bratvold, Anika Sukkhu, Bria Szell, and Sarah Szell  Hi there ! We are students from Saskatchewan who want you to know that advocating can begin at any age. Follow these easy steps to making a difference in your community! Inspiration – It begins with an idea… When we […]

Wiggly Ribbons activity

One of the physical activities from our curriculum is Wiggly Ribbons. It’s been a hit with all ages and doubles and a fun and quick craft activity too. If you are going to make wiggly ribbons with your Healthy Together group go ahead and try making them with hair ties and coloured crepe paper. These […]