Previous Webinars

Creating Breastfeeding-Friendly Places and Environments: Learn how to support breastfeeding.

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Creating Breastfeeding-Friendly Places and Environments: Learn how to support breastfeeding.

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This webinar is for stakeholders that have an influence in various settings and could implement actions and initiatives that show breastfeeding is welcomed. The settings could include; Recreation Facilities, Libraries, Community Centers, Workplaces, Community events, Parks and Homes. The webinar will outline health outcomes associated with breastfeeding, barriers women face with breastfeeding and actions to create an environment where breastfeeding is supported

 

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Parks & Trails Day 2018

 

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Learn about this province-wide event is an opportunity to promote healthy, active living in your community while celebrating the many incredible outdoor spaces in our province.

Unlock the Power of Food

March is Nutrition Month. Join dietitian Jessica Sargent to learn how to “Unlock the Power of Food.” Jessica will also discuss the work of Dietitians of Canada members in New Brunswick to advance health through food and nutrition.

 

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Positive Mental Health

Discover what we know in our communities that can support Positive Mental Health. Learn about how to enhance the protective factors of individuals (early childhood to seniors) and within communities to improve mental health while building resilience and social capital in the process.

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GetOutside!NB

GetOutside!NB is a province-wide initiative to connect youth and families to nature through Parks. This webinar will introduce you to GetOutside!NB’s history, philosophies and practices in hopes of connecting you to New Brunswick’s beautiful outdoors!

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Nurturing Families in New Brunswick

Nurturing Families in New Brunswick: The role we can play in prevention,  education, and support in a family setting and how this contributes to wellness. We will present programs offered by the Family Resource Centres with a focus on wellness, bonding, physical activity and healthy eating. This webinar will be informative and practical.

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Heart Healthy Schools Initiative

 

Join us for a webinar on the Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick’s Heart Healthy Schools initiative. Learn how this program is supporting schools to promote health in the context of their healthy built environment, where schools benefit from resources, tools, training, and opportunities for grants. Check out this promotional video and don’t forget to register for our webinar on Tuesday (insert date and time) Link to video Here

 

 

Healthy Built Environments: Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice

Healthy Built Environments: Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice. This webinar will review what the built environment is and how it impacts health. It will also explore what is a healthy built environment and some of the potential “co-benefits” of healthier built environments.

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For the 2016-2017 academic year, four Renaissance College students partnered with the New Brunswick Public Health Dietitians to attempt to find a solution to the growing problem of unhealthy food and beverage options in recreational facilities. To do this, the Renaissance College (RC) Student-Consultation Group developed the Eat Well Play Well initiative. In the interest of providing facility patrons with healthier foods of their own choosing, the team ran several surveys and held community outreach days at two Fredericton arenas: The Grant Harvey Centre and Willie O’Ree Place. With the data on preferred food options gathered, the RC Student Consultant Group applied for funding which allowed them to subsidize the addition of two new healthy food items to the arena canteens, soup, and smoothies, at a drastically reduced cost to the stakeholders involved in maintaining the canteens. Simultaneously, the group developed the #EatWellPlayWellNB campaign on both Twitter and Facebook, to further promote the initiative amongst the community. With the support of multiple community partners, such as the Y’s Men and the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Eat Well Play Well campaign was well-received by the Fredericton community, and it is assumed that this will be a piloted model for more recreational facilities in the province.

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Nourishing Minds

Nourishing Minds New Brunswick: Planting Seeds for the Future

Nourishing Minds New Brunswick aspires to ensure that all children in New Brunswick public schools are well nourished and ready to be their best. Join us on “insert date “to find out more about this important initiative and what it could mean for the province of NB.

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Top 3 healthiest provinces in 10 years

This webinar discussed the NB Medical Society’s Top 3 healthiest provinces in 10 years initiative. If you could make one change that would make it easier for New Brunswickers to be healthy, what would it be?

There are many reasons why New Brunswickers aren’t as healthy as they’d like to be. The high cost of nutritious food, a lack of exercise facilities and active transportation options, and a lack of food preparation education are just some of the reasons we’ve heard. The good news is, for every barrier, there is a solution – things like community gardens, greater awareness of active transportation in city planning, and mandatory home economics classes in schools. While not every solution can be implemented quickly or easily, it can be done – as long as we, as a province, make it a priority.

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Climate Change and Health: Impacts, implications and responses.

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Dr. Trevor Hancock is a public health physician and health promotion consultant and is currently a Professor and Senior Scholar at the new School of Public Health and Social Policy at the University of Victoria. He is one of the founders of the (now global) Healthy Cities and Communities movement and originated the term ‘healthy public policy’. Over the past 30 years, he has worked as a consultant for local communities, municipal, provincial and national governments, health care organizations, NGOs and the World Health Organization.

This webinar will focused on a comprehensive Discussion Paper on the ecological determinants health (May 2015) and was an external reviewer for the Rockefeller Foundation/ Lancet Commission on Planetary Health.

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Food Security and Insecurity in New Brunswick: Portrait, Challenges, and Perspectives

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Date: Monday, October 31st, 2016

It is difficult to eat healthy or to have enough to eat when food prices increase twice as fast as the cost of living.  Community initiatives aimed at reducing hunger or at increasing food security in the province have limited resources and results.  Our results suggest that food aid quantity and quality need to be improved and have identified practical actions that can be taken.  Likewise, governmental actions that can effectively address the root causes of food insecurity in the province should  be identified and strengthened.

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NB Physical Literacy: Creating a quality physical literacy experience webinar

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This webinar will review what physical literacy is and how you can create a quality physical literacy experience during your sessions and programs. The NB Physical Literacy Coalition advocates and facilitates the best understandings and applications of physical literacy and fundamental movement skills to inspire participation and performance in physical activity and sport.

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Farm to School NB Learning Lab- Recording

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Are you passionate about getting healthy local foods into the minds and onto the plates of students? Did you miss the Farm to School NB Learning Lab? Not to worry! Join us for our next webinar on June 27th 2016. Roxana Atkinson from Farm to Cafeteria Canada will provide highlights and insights from the learning lab, an overview of activities underway in the province, and discuss what actions participants wanted to work on collectively to scale up Farm to School activities in NB. Learn how you can take part.

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Take a 100 Meal Journey

The Tips & Ideas provided in these presentation notes (e.g. activity or demo ideas) are suggestions. You won’t have time and it may not make sense to do all the activity ideas. Embrace those that you can relate to the most and that you have time to include. Choose what works best for you!

Use Dietitians of Canada’s Nutrition Month member resources, available at www.NutritionMonth2016.ca, to enhance your presentation further:

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Take it Outside Webinar Recording

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This webinar walks viewers through the “Take it Outside” project which was piloted at Under One Sky, the Aboriginal Head Start centre for off-reserve Aboriginal pre-school aged children in the greater Fredericton area from 2014-2016. This successful project is now a core part of the Head Start program for 2 to 4 year olds. Children do their learning in an outdoor natural space year round. There is a strong emphasis on promoting health and wellbeing in a holistic sense, along with a focus on teaching language and culture through engagement with the natural world “where our roots were once firm and deep.”

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Taking S.M.A.R.T. Steps to Reach Your Wellness Goals

In this webinar, we’ll look at how to reach your Wellness Goals , by taking S.M.A.R.T steps.

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How to Survive the Holidays

In this webinar, we’ll look at how the holiday season can impact our health, both mentally and physically.  We’ll give you some tips to stay on track so you can still enjoy the season.

This webinar is presented by Annie Roussel, RD. Annie graduated from Université de Moncton in 1999 and from her Dietetic Internship in 2000.  She began her career in Sainte Catharines, Ontario from 2001-2002 where she worked in Public Health. In 2009, Annie moved to Ottawa where she worked mainly in diabetes and became a Certified Diabetes Educator.  She moved back home to New Brunswick when she had her first child and started her own private practice and held the position of the registrar of the New Brunswick Association of Dietitians.  In 2011 she accepted a position at the Regional Diabetes Clinic in Miramichi and in 2013 returned to her first passion, Public Health.

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Understanding Active Transportation in New Brunswick: Its Role in an Age-Friendly Built Environment

The webinar summarizes key findings from a project that was undertaken by the University of New Brunswick to understand active transportation in the urban and rural contexts of New Brunswick. A series of case studies of New Brunswick municipalities were performed, as well as a study of active transportation trends in New Brunswick and surveys administered to community officials and disability organizations.

The project aimed to contribute to the designing and planning of the built environment in a way that will move New Brunswick towards active and age-friendly communities.

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Promoting food security as a pillar of wellness in New Brunswick

“Educate to Activate”, promoting Food Security as a pillar of wellness in New Brunswick. What do we need to know? Where do we get resources? How do we get connected? Webinar - Webinaire

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What is “Physical Literacy”?

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of Canada. For kids to get physically active, they need to feel confident in activity settings. That confidence stems from having learned fundamental movement skills and fundamental sport skills – physical literacy – as a child.  So what is this physical literacy term everyone keeps talking about?

This webinar presented by NB Physical Literacy has for objective of providing:

  • an understanding of what physical literacy is
  • an understanding of what role physical literacy plays in health
  • an examination of the various definitions of physical literacy
  • an identification of the components of physical literacy
  • an understanding of the factors that are required to improve physical literacy across the lifespan and in various sectors
  • information about the tools available to assess physical literacy
  • an introduction to various tools, resources and methods that can assist with developing physical literacy in your programs

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How Public Health is helping businesses support breastfeeding mothers

Breastfeeding is recognized as the ideal way to feed babies and young children.  It pbreastfeeding picrovides the best nutrition for growth and development.  It also plays an important role in preventing obesity and chronic diseases such as diabetes, both highly prevalent in New Brunswick.

However, attitudes toward breastfeeding in public vary widely.  Public Health is partnering with a growing number of business and organizations to support mothers to feel comfortable to breastfeed whenever and wherever they choose.

In February 2015, Public Health invited over a thousand restaurants to register as “Breastfeeding Friendly” and support mothers to feel comfortable to breastfeed in their establishment.   With the support of Public health inspectors, the uptake by restaurant businesses is very promising.

Giselle Powell presented this webinar. She is a registered dietitian with Horizon Public Health in Saint John. She is a member of the New Brunswick Baby-Friendly Initiative Advisory committee. She has been involved in breastfeeding promotion and support in many provincial and local initiatives   such as:  the development of a breastfeeding friendly municipality toolkit, a partnership with the Saint John Sea dogs and a founding member of the Saint Breastfeeding Alliance. She is currently leading Public Health Saint John Area in their goal to become a designated Baby-Friendly Facility.

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“Learn to Run for Smokers” replaces a poor lifestyle habit with a better one

In spring 2014, the Acadian Peninsula’s Anti-Tobacco Coalition (APATC) launched the first “Learn to Run for Smokers” program in New-Brunswick. This program first originated in Nova Scotia and continues successfully in different areas of the country via the Lung Association of Nova Scotia.freeimage-4813282-web (1)

The “Learn to Run for Smokers” program is especially designed for people who smoke or have quit smoking and want to improve their physical health. This 8 week program consists of a weekly group meeting where participants attend a health conference and then complete an exercise session. After, the participants complete 2 individual weekly exercise sessions. At the end of the program, participants are able to complete a 5 km distance, either by walking or running. The objective of the program is to facilitate smoking cessation by replacing a poor lifestyle habit with a new and better one.

This webinar is a collaboration between HEPAC and the New Brunswick Anti-Tobacco Coalition. Brigitte Ouellette will be presenting this webinar.

Brigitte Ouellette, a Registered Respiratory Therapist, has worked in the Acadian Peninsula since 1997. The last 13 years, her work at the Asthma Clinic and the Extra-Mural Program has brought her to be certified as an Asthma Educator and further on, as a Respiratory Educator. Meanwhile, she broadened her horizons to smoking cessation and joined the APATC.  As instigators of the “Quit to Win!” Challenge, the APATC offered the first “Learn to run for smokers” in New Brunswick last Spring (2014).

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Why the Make Menus Matter campaign changed the conversation about food in N.B. schools

Where to Eat ENThe provincial government instituted a policy related to food served and sold in schools almost a decade ago, which contains standards for food providers related to the nutritional content of the foods they serve. New Brunswick’s doctors and the New Brunswick Dietitians in Action wanted to see how well that policy translated to the plates of school children around the province.

Make Menus Matter is a joint project which compares menus from schools to what the Policy prescribes, and takes a rough look at the rates of compliance. Make Menus Matterhas now been conducted twice, including in early 2015. Schools doing excellent work have been promoted in the “Where to Eat in New Brunswick Schools” Guide, and provincial infographics have been created to share with parents and educators to spark a conversation about what children are eating in school and at home.

Listen to this webinar to learn more about the patterns, their analysis discovered and get some key questions answered: Does rurality, language, income level, or culture matter? What three challenges keep many schools from complying? And what’s next for this project?

Take a look at the New Brunswick Schools that came out on top! 

This webinar is led by Andrew MacLean, Policy and Communications with the New Brunswick Medical Society.

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Eating Well from 9-5: feel energized all day long

9-to-5-1024x681-1024x681Every year, Nutrition Month is celebrated throughout the month of March. This year’s theme, Eating Well from 9 to 5, encouraged healthy eating at the workplace and in other activities. Eating well outside of your home can be challenging. This webinar will give you some tips and tricks so you will feel energized all day long.

By the end of this presentation, you will:

  • Know how to start the day on the right foot, even when you’re feeling stressed and rushed;
  • Have some great tools on hand to prepare and decide what snacks and meals are good choices;
  • Understand how to make the best food choices when you are at a meeting or an event;
  • Know how to handle mid-day fatigue with the help of some energizing tips;
  • Be equipped with tips to better manage snacking when you get home after work.

Laurie-Anne Patenaude, Registered Dietitian, presented this webinar.

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How The PLAYBOOK can enhance local after school programs and build a healthier, happier province.

In this webinar, Recreation NB’s Tara Werner provides an overview of the completed and recently released NB PLAYS! Playbooknbplays

NB PLAYS! has a game plan for creating a healthier, happier province through quality after school programming. The program is a New Brunswick–led after school initiative developed by Recreation NB and the Department of Healthy and Inclusive Communities. It promotes a blended approach to programming with emphasis on multiple and diverse components.

The NB PLAYBOOK is a comprehensive resource designed for front-line leaders of after school programs offered to children and youth ages 5 to 19. It provides leaders with the information, activities and resources necessary to ensure quality programming for New Brunswick children and youth. The resource features positive mental health, physical activity, healthy eating, learning experiences, community strengths and First Nation culture and traditions as key elements in the holistic development of children and youth.

Discover how The PLAYBOOK can enhance local after school programs and build a healthier, happier province.

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Watch: Oh Sugar! webinar

This presentation will look at the astonishing amount of sugar in the food supply today and arm you with the tools you need to lower your sugar intake and in turn lower your risk of cardiovascular disease.

By the end of this presentation, you will:
• Understand the health risk of a diet that is high in sugar
• Be able to identify foods and drinks that are high in sugar
• Gain tools to help you lower the amount of added sugar in your diet

Each of HEPAC’s monthly webinars is recorded and posted to our website.

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Watch: NB PLAYS! After School Hours Toolkit webinar from Recreation NB

nb plays logoIn this webinar, Recreation NB’s Tara Werner gives a sneak peak of the NB PLAYS! After School Hours Toolkit.

This toolkit is a resource designed for front-line leaders on the importance of quality active after school programming and its influence on children and youth’s health.  The toolkit is composed four main components; Healthy Eating, Physical Activity, Homework & Learning, and Community Strengths, all of which are in the framework provided by the New Brunswick after-school hours program guidelines.

Each of HEPAC’s monthly webinars is recorded and posted to our website. If you work with active kids, you may be particularly interested in learning about Para NB’s Equipment Rental Service and the Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card.

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