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Participants in the Healthy Start for Families Facilitators workshop offered on September 21, 2019

Healthy Start for Families: First Facilitators Workshop offered in Saskatoon

The Healthy Start Team offered our first Facilitator Workshop to equip facilitators to deliver Healthy Start for Families sessions. On September 21, 2019 in Saskatoon we welcomed 13 participants from 7 community organizations, both urban and rural who shared similar goals of offering family engagement programming with a health and wellness focus to the families …

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The Healthy Start / Départ Santé Training Now Available Online

PRESS RELEASE – Septembre 16, 2019 – Thanks to a partnership between the Continuing Education of the Université de Moncton, Moncton campus and the Saskatchewan French Health Network (RSFS), the bilingual Healthy Start/Départ Santé (HSDS) training program is now available online. Since its inception in 2012, the HSDS professional development program has trained more than …

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Now is your chance to host a series of Healthy Start for Families sessions!

We are currently looking for organizations that want the opportunity to offer family based programming in Saskatchewan.   A Healthy Start for Families session is designed for parents or guardians and children ages 0-5 years (siblings are welcome.) The program consists of a series of interactive, kid-friendly activities and cooking sessions, offered free of charge …

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RFP: Healthy Start for Active Kids in New Brunswick

The Réseau Santé en Français de la Saskatchewan and the New Brunswick Gymnastics Association are looking for an organization to coordinate and deliver the Healthy Start for Active Kids (HSAK), a bilingual population health initiative aimed at increasing healthy eating and physical activity opportunities in early years settings.  Please review the following Request For Proposals. …

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Pleasure and benefits of gardening with children

Summer is here and gardens everywhere are growing. If you have a garden, getting children involved in its maintenance is a great way to get them physically active while developing their interest in vegetables and fruits. Here are some benefits of gardening with your children: Gardening is great physical activity! Digging, planting, spreading compost or …

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HSDS: Setting The Stage For April 1st 2020

On September 26, 2018, the roundtable Sustaining Healthy Start – Beyond 2020 was held at La Cité universitaire francophone in Regina. This important knowledge sharing forum, organised by the Réseau Santé en français de la Saskatchewan (RSFS), addressed the impact of the Healthy Start/Départ santé (HSDS) initiative and its future. The participants at the roundtable were …

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HSDS Round Table in Regina

Sustaining Healthy Start – Beyond 2020 is an important knowledge sharing forum about the impact of the Healthy Start/Départ santé initiative and its future. It will offer a creative and synergistic experience for  partners, supporters and connectors in the health and early years networks. We hope to engage as many knowledge mobilisers as possible! When: September …

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Healthy Eating and Goal Setting highlighted in the latest HSDS Booster Sessions

Last June, Healthy Start held two Booster sessions, one in Saskatoon, on June 26, where we had 18 participants from child care homes, and another one in Consul, on June 28, where we had 4 participants from Reno Rascals Early Learning & Childcare. In Saskatoon, the HSDS Implementation Coordinator for the region, Rebecca Klapwyk, facilitated …

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Train the Trainer 2018

Why? To become at Healthy Start Community Trainer. Healthy Start promotes healthy eating and physical activity in early years settings by providing training for early learning and childcare practitioners. If you are interested in learning how to facilitate these trainings, attend this event and become a Healthy Start Community Trainer!   What? A training that …

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