Q&A Podcasts

You will be able to listen and download past Q&A Podcasts featuring Gill, Andrew and our ever-rotating third chair.

Episode 1 – We are making a Podcast

Episode 2: Physical Literacy the A,B,C’s of learning how to move

Episode 3: Parks & Pollywogs

Episode 5: AND WE ARE BACK!

Episode 6: Community Development with Marchell

Episode 7 – Breastfeeding and Baby-friendly Initiative

Episode 8: Top 3 in 10 with the NB Medical Society

 

 

UNLOCK THE POTENTIAL OF FOOD

THE POTENTIAL TO FUEL

Stay energized by planning nutritious snacks into your day. Nutrition Month 2018 features the potential of food to fuel, discover, prevent, heal and bring us together — with the help of dietitians. Visit NutritionMonth2018.ca Nutritious snacks, in the right portion sizes, can be part of a healthy eating plan. Almost half of all Canadians say that eating a balanced diet is challenging for them because they are so busy. They often skip meals, and close to 30 percent of Canadians say they snack to stay fuelled in a busy day. This Nutrition Month, dietitians want to remind you of the power of snacking to stay fuelled all day long.

Learn More HERE!

Healthy Eating in Recreation Settings

Sugar, Soda and Deep Fried, Oh my! A provincial group is working to create change in recreation settings and encouraging New Brunswickers to Eat Well, Play Well!

The Healthy Eating in Recreation Settings Working Group recently conducted a scan of food environments in New Brunswick recreation facilities.

To view the full report, visit:  www.recreationnb.ca/resources/HERS-report

The Best of NB Pocket Cards


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The Best of NB Pocket Cards is an initiative of the Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Coalition of NB. The Best of NB Pocket Cards are a result of HEPAC’s collective infrastructure and collaboration involving key members Recreation NB, Parks NB, , Physical Literacy NB, and GNB’s Wellness Branch. These Pocket Cards showcase a series of activities and recipes that aim to support front-line leaders of children and youth in promoting outdoor play, physical literacy and healthy eating. The activities included in these cards provide a sneak peek into some of New Brunswick’s most useful resources in the fields of recreation, health and wellness.

The Pocket Cards are composed of 20 physical activity cards and 8 healthy eating recipes which are written in a user-friendly format to promote play and proper nutrition.

This FREE resource can be downloaded Pocket Card Games   & Pocket Card Recipes

The Legend Card walks you through all of the terms and icons found on the Physical Activity Cards.

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The physical activity cards  are designed to promote exploration, learning and play in New Brunswick’s natural environment.

Each card highlights the type of space you will need, the average time to complete the game, energy level required, age suitability, and group size to play the game. Each game comes from  a highlight New Brunswick resource. For example,  Right Whale: Relay Race is part of the GetOutside! NB Green Book: A  Guide To Connecting To Nature Through Parks.

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The cards guide you “Step by Step” through the activity along with variations of the game. Each game identifies the Fundamental Movement Skills that are being developed for the players taking part in the game.

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Each package of cards come with 8 healthy eating recipes that will encourage you to have healthy snacks while you play, and  give you the energy you need for any adventures. Each recipe comes from a highlight New Brunswick resource.  The following healthy eating recipe came from the CHEFS! Tool Kit,  in conjunction with the Government of New Brunswick and the Healthy Eating Physical Activity Coalition of New Brunswick.

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DOWNLOAD THE CARDS HERE!  Pocket Card Games & Pocket Card Recipes

Do you have an idea for a game or a healthy eating recipe you would like to have in future packs of the The Best of NB Pocket Cards?  Fill out the form below and we will let you know if your idea will be part of future versions of the Pocket Cards.

The Best of NB Pocket Cards Submission Form

Thank you for your interest in The Best of NB Pocket Cards ! Please fill out the form below to submit your game or recipes.
  • What is the objective of the game ? What are you trying to cook/bake ?
  • Where the game will be played ?
  • How much energy is required from the group to play ? How difficult is it to create the recipes ?
  • How many people do you need to play the game ? How many people can eat the food ?
  • What is the minimum age to take part?
  • How much time does it take to complete the game/recipe?
  • What will you need to play the game or create the recipe?
  • How to play the game/ The instructions or recipe to cook the food.

If you would like any more information about any of the organizations involved in this project, click on our partners below.

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Winter Wellderness

Winter Wellderness has grown substantially over the years. This year Winter Wellderness will be held on three separate dates at three separate locations to bring winter fun to all New Brunswickers. Learn more about each event below.

Learn More HERE 

 

 

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!

Listen Here 

Healthy Holiday Eating

 

Healthy Holiday Eating

Sticking to your healthy eating plans can be challenging during the holidays. With parties, busy schedules, and endless temptations, it’s easy to let healthy habits slide during the festive season.

Here are a few ideas to help you enjoy your favourite foods while saving some room for healthy eating.

Five tips for healthy holidays
Healthy ideas for eating out
Healthy family eating during the holidays
Holiday food makeovers

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!

 

 

 

How Small Acts Help Us Overcome Poverty Together

The vision

Everyone deserves to live in dignity, security and good health. By targeting specific challenges — including literacy, food security and transportation — we can reduce poverty in New Brunswick.

By joining one of the many fun community-building programs that already exist in your own backyard, you can help reduce poverty and have a big impact, one small act at a time. That’s part of how we can overcome poverty together.

Learn More Here 

Canada’s Food Guide Consultation – Phase 1

Through Canada’s Food Guide, Health Canada provides practical, evidence-based, healthy eating recommendations to help Canadians make food choices. Health Canada is revising Canada’s Food Guide to reflect new evidence and meet the needs of various audiences who use healthy eating recommendations.

In support of this initiative, Ipsos was commissioned by Health Canada to conduct Canada’s Food Guide Consultation, which seeks to inform Health Canada’s development and communication of healthy eating recommendations.

Canada’s Food Guide Consultation is being conducted over 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 in two phases. The findings of the consultation will contribute to the development and communication of a new suite of dietary guidance products that best support public health and is relevant and useful to stakeholders, including:

  • the general public
  • health professionals
  • policy-makers

The feedback collected throughout this consultation is one input into the revision.

This report presents a summary of what we heard from Phase 1 of Canada’s Food Guide Consultation. Ipsos analysed and reported on feedback submitted by participants via an eWorkbook that was available and completed online between October 24, 2016 and December 8, 2016.

https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/publications/food-nutrition/canada-food-guide-phase1-what-we-heard.html

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Up Coming Webinars

Up Coming Webinars

The ParticipACTION 150 Play List

The ParticipACTION 150 Play List was created by over 465,000 votes from people across Canada. Including 150 physical activities that make us uniquely Canadian, the Play List is a challenge to Canadians in communities, schools, workplaces, and even abroad to see how many different activities they can complete in 2017. Official Tour Stop and community events will be happening across the country as partners join together to inspire Canadians to sit less and move more.

See all 150 HERE

Learn more HERE 

 

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.

Listen HERE

Run to Quit

Get the smoke-free life you want

 Run to Quit: an innovative quit smoking program that pairs the quit smoking expertise of the Canadian Cancer Society with Running Room Canada’s Learn to Walk or Run 5 km clinics.

Walking and running can help people cope with discomfort and cravings while cutting down and quitting smoking.  Kathryn Walks, training program participant and grand prize winner of a 2016 Ford Focus explains, Running takes the place of the urge to do something when you are quitting.” 

Run to Quit participants receive a variety of resources and supports to help them quit smoking including:

  • Quit Smoking Guide
  • $10 coupon for Nicorette or Nicoderm
  • Supportive counselling from an expert Quit Line coach
  • Chances to win cash and prizes totaling $45,000.

Run to Quit offers two ways to join: Do It Yourself or, for extra support, Virtual and In-store 10-week Training Programs.

Don’t smoke? Know someone who does?  Tell them about Run to Quit or join with them as a run & quit buddy.   Run to Quit is for people of all fitness levels and ages.

Learn more and register today at runtoquit.com

More Questions?

We are here to help! Please call us at 1-800-419-2906 ext. 264 or email runtoquit@cancer.ca. A Run to Quit representative will be happy to answer your questions

ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth

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Active choice must be default, global comparisons with ParticipACTION Report Card suggest

Physical activity is a way of life in countries where kids move the most

TORONTO, ON – November 16, 2016 – For the first time, the grades from the ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth are compared to grades from 37 other countries across six continents. The global comparisons were led by Dr. Mark Tremblay, Director of the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute (HALO-CHEO) and Chief Scientific Officer of the ParticipACTION Report Card. The consolidated findings show Canada has above-global-average grades in physical activity infrastructure and programs, yet is trailing at the back of the pack in grades that measure physical activity and sedentary behaviour. The comparisons also reveal kids move the most in countries where being active is a priority or is an integral part of their everyday lifestyle.

“Urbanization, mechanization and an increased use of motorized transport have reduced physical activity levels globally,” said Tremblay. “Canada must resist the decline in habitual movement fueled by these trends – and not just by creating policies, strategies, facilities and bike lanes, but also by encouraging and re-establishing Canadian cultural norms where being physically active year round, through outdoor play, transportation, recreation and sport, are the Canadian standard, not the exception. ”

“Countries with the most active children and youth overall, including Slovenia, New Zealand and Zimbabwe, rely on very different approaches to get kids to move more,” adds Tremblay. “But, what is consistent between all of them is that physical activity is driven by pervasive cultural norms – being active is not just a choice, but a way of life.”

Slovenia reports the highest grade (A-) for Overall Physical Activity with 86 per cent of boys and 76 per cent of girls 6-to-18 years old getting the recommended 60 minutes of heart-pumping physical activity per day[1], in comparison to just nine per cent of 5-to-17-year olds in Canada (D-). What’s driving this behaviour is physical education in Slovenia’s school system (A in School) – it’s a cultural norm, evaluated on an annual basis and so well established that it provides appropriate measures to deal with overall inactivity levels. For example, primary schools offer access to 77 minutes of in-school, professionally taught physical activity each day.[2]

As another example, in Zimbabwe over 80 per cent of children use active rather than motorized transport to get to and from school[3] (A- in Active Transportation), compared to 25 per cent of 5-to-17-year olds in Canada (D). Even though there may be no other choice but for Zimbabwean children and youth to make walking or biking to school a way of life, they see physical activity as an enjoyable and integral part of their lifestyle and heritage.

“In Canada, we haven’t focused on shifting social norms from a culture of convenience to a culture of encouraging and embracing physical activity throughout the day, every day,” said Elio Antunes, President and CEO of ParticipACTION.  “In order to be successful, we need to create a climate in Canada where making the active choice is the default. For instance, in the Netherlands, being known as a cycling nation is responsible for a large part of the daily physical activity in Dutch youth.  The Dutch use their bikes as a means of transportation, but also for sports and exercise – it’s the way of life there.”

Physical activity is not a priority in Canadian children’s lifestyles; inactive modes of transportation to and from school, too much screen time and being too busy for free play are all contributing to Canada’s lagging grades in the comparisons. It will take many facets of Canadian society, working together, to shift behaviours to get our children and youth more physically active.

“Let’s look at family life as one arena in which to shift social expectations,” Antunes adds. “Remember good habits develop early, so get active with your children at a young age and teach them the importance of physical activity and healthy living. Also, avoid hyper-parenting and give children the freedom to decide how to be active, especially outdoors, to encourage more free play, and a love for it. In essence, loosen the reins a little and let kids be kids.”

More on the global comparisons

Report Cards from each of the 38 countries, as well as the results of the global comparisons, were presented at the opening plenary of the International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health in Bangkok, Thailand and published in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health on November 16, 2016.

 

Key Canadian grades and comparisons include:

  • F in Sedentary Behaviours – Slovenia leads with a B+; China, Estonia, South Korea, Nigeria, Scotland and South Africa also lag with an F
  • D- in Overall Physical Activity – Slovenia leads with an A-; Belgium, Chile, China, Estonia, Qatar, Scotland and United Arab Emirates lag with an F
  • D in Active Transportation – Netherlands and Zimbabwe lead with an A and A-; United Arab Emirates and United States lag with an F
  • D+ in Active Play – Ghana, Kenya and Netherlands lead with a B; Thailand lags with an F
  • B- in Government Strategies and Investments – Denmark leads with an A-; Mozambique lags with an F
  • B in School – Slovenia leads with an A; Mexico lags with a D-
  • A- in Community and the Built Environment – Netherlands leads with an A; Ghana, Mozambique and Zimbabwe lag with an F

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An interactive map with country grades is available.

[1] Sember et al. Results from the Republic of Slovenia 2016 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. J Phys Act Health 2016;13 (suppl.)

[2] Sember et al. Results from the Republic of Slovenia 2016 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. J Phys Act Health 2016;13 (suppl.)

[3] Manyanga et al. Results from the 2016 Zimbabwe Report Card on the Physical Activity of Children and Youth. J Phys Act Health 2016;13 (suppl.)

Consultation on Canada’s food guide

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Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide is being revised to reflect new evidence and meet the needs of various audiences.

Health Canada is conducting a public consultation  to determine how Canadians use healthy eating recommendation.

The consultation is available online between October 24, 2016 and December 8, 2016.

The questionnaire is available online and can be completed by the general public, health professionals, educators or as a group/organization.

Link to consultation:

http://www.foodguideconsultation.ca/

Attached is a copy of the consultation questions.

During the revision process, Canada’s Food Guide can continue to be used as a trusted source of information on healthy eating for policies, programs and resources.

THE NB PLAYS OUTSIDE ADVENTURE DAY

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THE NB PLAYS OUTSIDE ADVENTURE DAY TOOK PLACE FROM JUNE 10TH–12TH 2016
at Mactaquac Provincial Park; this day was an initiative of the Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Coalition of NB (HEPAC).
NB PLAYS Outside Adventure Day was a result of HEPAC’s collective infrastructure and collaboration involving key members of: Recreation NB, Parks NB, Physical Literacy NB, and GNB’s Wellness Branch.
This three–day learning opportunity showcased experts in outdoor play and learning from around the province. This event gave these leaders the opportunity to have hands-on learning that was aimed to support physical literacy, healthy eating and their ability in promoting outdoor play for children and youth.

View the Full Adventure HERE

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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.

Listen to it HERE 

Community Garden Toolkit

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Community Garden

What is a Community Garden?

A community garden is a shared space where people of all ages and cultures gather to grow fruit, vegetables, and/or small livestock. Food may be grown for the garden’s members, for a community organization, or for the community at large. Often, community gardens rent out plots to members on a yearly basis. Tools and seeds are provided for anyone who needs them.

Why Start a Community Garden?

A community garden can help members learn how to grow healthy, affordable food in a way that is good for the earth. It is also a good place for members to meet other people who are interested in learning how to grow their own food. By working together, members can learn from each other and share their resources, making gardening easier and more fun for everyone.

Who Should Use the Community Garden Toolkit?

The Community Garden Toolkit can be useful if you are trying to decide whether a community garden is right for you, and what kind of community garden will work best in your community. It will give you a good idea of what you need to run a community garden, and it will help you think about possible partners.

If you have decided to start a community garden, the toolkit can help you make sure you don’t forget any details. Many problems can be prevented by planning ahead!

If you already running a community garden, the toolkit can help you understand your progress and give you ideas to help make your garden better. It can also help you connect with people running community gardens in other parts of New Brunswick.

What is Included in the Community Garden Toolkit?

There are many steps to creating a successful community garden, and the Community Garden Toolkit can help you at each point along the way.

Before you do any digging, you should think about who might take part, and about what they hope to accomplish. For example, are you hoping to reach seniors? Newcomers to Canada? Students? A mixed group? Each group of people will come with different goals, strengths, and challenges which will help to shape your garden.

Also, there may be other people or groups in your community who would be interested in helping, such as schools, community centres, or faith groups. Each of these will have something special to add, whether it is land, tools, time, money, or skills. By thinking about this ahead of time and making sure that everyone knows who will do what, it will make things run more smoothly in the long run. The toolkit includes sample application forms for members, advice on creating mission and vision statements, tips for building good relationships with landowners and other people in your community, and more.

Next, it is important to plan your garden well so it will grow for many years. This means choosing a site which is near to where the members live, where there is space for all the gardeners, and where there is enough soil, sun, and water. You may also need a toolshed, compost bins, raised beds, and other structures. In the toolkit, there is information to help with all of this, including a sample site map, checklists, and a list of foods that will grow in New Brunswick. Since it sometimes takes a lot of money to build a garden, the toolkit also has a list of possible funders, as well as advice on how to apply for grants.

Finally, once a garden is planted, there is still lots to do. To help avoid disagreements and to keep everyone safe, you should have guidelines in place ahead of time so each member knows what to expect. You should also think about how you will know whether you are meeting your goals, and how you can do better. The toolkit is full of sample guidelines, forms, and other useful resources, so you will be able to make your garden a place where everyone feels welcome. Since your garden will only keep growing if it has a good relationship with the rest of the community, it also has ideas on how to let the whole neighbourhood know about the great work you are doing.

 

Many Hands Make Light Work!

A community garden takes a lot of work. But if it is done well, it can also make your neighbourhood a better place to live. The Community Garden Toolkit is designed to guide you every step of the way. If you have any questions, the New Brunswick Food Security Action Network can connect you to other gardeners around the province who are happy to share their stories, too.

Community Garden Toolkit

 

 

 

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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Are Canadian Kids Too Tired to Move?

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Kids who are tired out from running around sleep better, and those who have slept well have more energy to run around.26, 27 And society is starting to pay attention to the fact that the reverse is also true and troubling: kids aren’t moving enough to be tired, and they may also be too tired to move. A groundswell of interest in the connection between these behaviours is highlighting the fact that sleep deprivation is a problem in Canadian kids

Read more HERE:

Did you miss the Farm to School NB Learning Lab?

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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 at 12pm. 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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NB PLAYS! Outdoor Adventure

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Sunday, June 12th

12:00pm-4:00pm

Mactaquac Provincial Park

FREE!

You are invited on an adventure! Bring your family and meet New Brunswick outdoor experts at the park for an afternoon of outdoor play and learning.

Explore the park on a geocaching adventure, take a little paddle in a BIG canoe, discover new trails and hidden treasures, learn about local critters and creatures, play fun and engaging games, or simply soak up the serenity of the park. There will be something for everyone at this exciting outdoor event.

Outdoor Adventure and Education Experts will include:

Tir Na Nog     

UNB Rec       

Maison jeunes de l’acado/Lodvi Bongers  (in French only)     

Nature NB                                                                                                                 

Ducks Unlimited                                                                                                    

Parks NB                                                                                    

Friends of Mactaquac                                                                                                    

Under One Sky                                                                                                        

Canoe/Kayak NB                                                                                                          

New Brunswick Environmental Network

Outdoor Educators NB                                                                                           

Sobeys Dietitians

Para NB

NB Trails 

The Ville

and many more!

The NB PLAYS! Outside Adventure is a collaborative initiative of Recreation NB, Parks NB, The Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Coalition of NB, Physical Literacy NB and GNB’s Wellness Branch.

 

 

Take a 100 Meal Journey- Prioritize Portion Size! Week 3

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Give yourself a hand! Size up your portions with handy estimates. Wondering if you’re eating too much or too little? Use your hand and try these estimates on for size:
• 1 cup of leafy green veggies or 1 whole piece of fruit = 1 fist.
• Fresh, frozen or canned vegetables = ½ fist.
• 1 slice of bread or ½ bagel = 1 hand.
• 1 cup of milk or ¾ cup of yogurt = 1 fist.
• 50 grams of cheese = 2 thumbs.
• Serving of chicken = palm of hand.
• ¾ cup of pulses (e.g. lentils, black beans, chick peas) = 1 fist.

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Take a 100 Meal Journey- Quality Counts! Week 2

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Jump-start your day! Power through your morning by eating a good breakfast.
A nourishing breakfast gives you a fuel boost plus protein and fibre to help you stay alert and avoid mid-morning munchies.
In a hurry?
• Blend frozen berries, yogurt and milk for a super smoothie. Make
it even better with baby spinach and ground flax.
• Wrap peanut butter, a banana and trail mix in a whole-grain tortilla
for a portable, crunchy breakfast.
Got time?
• Make a burrito with scrambled egg, lentils or soft tofu, sautéed
red pepper, avocado and salsa wrapped in a warm tortilla.
• Top French toast with yogurt, sunflower seeds and warm sautéed
apple slices.

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Webinar: Take a 100 meal journey. Make small changes, one meal at a time.

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Take a 100 Meal Journey. Make small changes one meal at a time.
The Nutrition Month 2016 public campaign is dedicated to making a small change and making it stick! The slogan for the campaign is Take a 100 meal journey. Make small changes one meal at a time.  The goal is to provide information and guidance to make it a little easier for Canadians to improve diet quality and decrease quantity. Think about it: Canadians eat about 100 meals each month. We will be inspiring them with ideas to make small changes, supported by doable strategies to help make those changes stick.

Take a 100 Meal Journey- Week 1

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Eating well can boost your health and help you feel your best. Want to eat better? Instead of trying to change everything at once, take a 100 Meal Journey. We eat about 100 meals in a month, so focus on making a small, lasting change and stick with it… one meal at a time. Committing to make a healthy change is a great first step. Take a week to get prepared. Try our tips for choosing change, setting goals and putting strategies in place to support your 100 Meal Journey.

Pledge to make a small, nourishing change and stick with it, one meal at a time. Too many changes at once can be overwhelming and hard to keep up. It’s better to make one nourishing change that sticks.First, choose your change. Think about your eating habits. Where can you make a positive, easy change? Here are some ideas that can make a big difference:
• Fill more of your plate with vegetables.
• Choose whole grain instead of white bread.
• Serve smaller portions.
• Enjoy fruit for snacks instead of sweet or salty treats.
• Drink water in place of sugary beverages, like pop.

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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.”

View this presentation: Take it Outside 

Dietitians of Canada calls for the taxation of sugar-sweetened beverages

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TORONTO, ON — Dietitians of Canada today released a position statement that recommends an excise tax of at least 10-20% be applied to sugar-sweetened beverages sold in Canada given the negative impact of these products on the health of the population and the viability of taxation as a means to reduce their consumption.

For more information

Outdoor Learning Program For Aboriginal Head Start Children and their Families

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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.”