Tell families in your circles about the Aim2Be healthy living app!
Aim2Be is a fun, free healthy living app for Canadian families that works for those who actively use it. One small step at a time, families work together to level up to a healthier and happier life. There’s an app for parents and an app for kids 10+ years. Details at aim2be.ca. Check out Aim2Be in the App Store or Google Play. It’s available in French too.
Reach out to families in your circles and tell them about Aim2Be. We offer flyers you can download and distribute and a Social Media Toolkit with sample posts and visuals. We can prepare special communications to meet your specifications too, just reach out and ask – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aim2Be was developed, tested and optimized with funding, in part, from the Public Health Agency of Canada. We are pleased to announce that we are now working with the Digital Health Lab at the University of Victoria to host and maintain Aim2Be and continue to test and optimize it.
Develop healthier lifestyle habits with Generation Health
Generation Health is a fun, interactive and FREE 10-week program for families with children aged 8 to 12 years old who want to be on a healthy lifestyle path. The program is offered in-person and/or virtually in several communities in British Columbia. In addition, a Provincial program (virtual) is open to families living in any community in British Columbia. Generation Health also continues to offer a free online Family Portal program for families who prefer a self-paced option or who do not have at least one child aged 8 to 12.
In addition to weekly sessions, families also have the opportunity to participate in virtual activities. These include cooking classes and Q&A sessions with our Registered Dietitian, as well as Q&A sessions with our Physical Activity Specialist. New this fall is a Q&A session with a Registered Clinical Counsellor for parents and families who would like more support with positive mental health.
Generation Health continues to be evaluated by researchers at the University of Victoria. Findings continue to show that families have been highly satisfied with the overall program as well as virtual delivery. Parents are excited about what the program means for their families and children, especially during COVID-19 when many extra-curricular activities were cancelled.
It’s free. It’s fun. It’s family.
To learn more or to register for the Generation Health program visit our website at www.generationhealth.ca or find us on social media.
Appetite to Play Online Workshops
Appetite to Play supports early years providers to promote and encourage physical activity and healthy eating. The program provides recommended practices and practice support resources for early providers to use in a variety of settings including daycares, family-based childcare, preschool, and parent participation programs. The initiative was developed by Child Health BC, the YMCA of Greater Vancouver, the Childhood Obesity Foundation, and the Sport for Life Society.
The Outside and Risky Play online workshop is now available for sign up! This instructor-led live interactive online workshop will enhance knowledge, skills, and confidence in creating childcare settings that support outdoor play, risky play, and healthy child development.
The workshop objectives are:
To recognize and acknowledge your own feelings, the benefits, and how to support outside play and risky play in your role caring for young children.
To recognize the importance of providing unstructured and facilitated outside play opportunities when caring for children, and the skills required to achieve this objective.
To discuss the learning and developmental opportunities that risky play provides for children, and how to best support this as an Early Years Provider (EYP).
The Food and Physical Literacy online workshop schedule is also available. This instructor-led live interactive workshop will enhance knowledge, skills, and confidence in creating childcare settings that support physical literacy, healthy eating, and healthy child development.
Planning tools, self-assessments, recipes, games, and activities will be shared. An overview of the resource-rich Appetite to Play website will be included.