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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 […]

Facilitator Training in Hamilton, ON

Here we are in Hamilton! We just completed another successful Healthy Together Training in Vancouver with a great group of attendees at the British Columbia Aboriginal Child Care Society. We now have another 29 trained Healthy Together Facilitators who can offer a program that strengthens family, friend and community relationships as they teach and practice […]

Dr. Mary Jung is one of Kelowna’s Top 40 under 40!

Our project lead evaluator, Dr. Mary Jung has been featured as one of Kelowna’s Top 40 under 40. Read the full article about how she ‘walks and works’ from the Kelowna Courier here; http://www.kelownadailycourier.ca/business_news/article_c919fefe-6c7b-11e5-80a6-eb8758a23be8.html?mode=story    

Greetings from Healthy Together Training – Kelowna

Greetings from the Healthy Together training event being held today and tomorrow in Kelowna. We are launching the first training for the 2015 2016 year of the Healthy Weights for Children Project…an initiative of the Innovations Strategy funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada. We are very excited to train 100 new facilitators across […]

Healthy Living App gives smart rewards

What motivates you to get fit? How about earning points that you can redeem against travel and groceries? (Yes please!) The federal government has announced a new app that will reward Canadian for making healthier lifestyle decisions. Read the full story here >

Site Visit to Kootenay Family Place

Michele travelled to Castlegar for a Healthy Together site visit at the end of June. She was greeted by Laura Munoz (Evaluator) at the airport and taken to the Kootenay Family Place for the final session of Healthy Together for 7-12 year olds. A real highlight of this visit was the use of fresh vegetables […]

Smartphone Apps for Healthy Living

In 2014 Dr Petrella and his research team,  along with Dietitians of Canada, developed two new smartphone apps which aim to support Canadians to lead a healthier lifestyle. The apps focus on physical inactivity and unhealthy diet. HealtheSteps app: Improving physical activity and fitness levels; reducing sedentary time. The app gives you everything you need to […]

News from Halifax

Have a look at what is going on in the Halifax, NS area…this is a fellow Innovations Strategy Project, The Ecology Action Centre, doing great work in the Atlantic region. The Our Food Project present some of the highlights of their year‘s work.

Canadian kids get D- for Physical Activity

Some of you may have seen the 2015 ParticipACTION Report Card (formerly the Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card)…it seems Canadian children are not doing well in the physical activity department. The actual grade given was a D- This is just another reason to think about running Healthy Together in your community to support parents […]