Date(s) - February 19, 2014
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Getting regular physical activity is one of the most important things a person can do for their health – both physical and mental. In BC, 60% of us are active which means we lead the provincial pack. But that still leaves far too many at risk of chronic conditions like heart disease and type 2 diabetes associated with sedentary lifestyles.
This webinar offered by the BC Healthy Living Alliance will explore programs that are taking new approaches to get children, youth and families to discover the joy of being active. It will also look into what can be done at the policy level to build health promoting environments and supportive conditions so that regular activity is an easy choice – for all.
- Noelle Virtue, MEND Regional Coordinator will discuss MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do It!) and how this family-based education program is helping children and their families get fitter, healthier, and happier.
- Temily McCutcheon and Sarah Walker, Coordinators of the Natural Leaders core team, will discuss how the Child Nature Alliance’s Natural Leaders Initiative engages youth leaders to get children and youth outside and active.
- Suzanne Allard Strutt, CEO of BC Recreation and Parks Association will explain the policy landscape for physical activity – what is happening now and what needs to happen in the near future to get more people, more active, more often.