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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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Healthy Start held a Parent and Tot Yoga Session in Saskatoon

The Association des parents fransaskois (Fransaskois Parent Association) recently welcomed families in their resources centre (CAFÉ La Passerelle) during a parent and tot yoga session hosted by Healthy Start/Départ Santé (HSDS) in Saskatoon. As we all know, there are physical benefits to yoga.  Family yoga also encourages the emotional relationship between the child and parent.  …

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The Saskatchewanderer visits La Petite jungle centre in Vonda!

The early years center La Petite jungle collaborated greatly with the HSDS team during their Healthy Start Booster that occurred on April 5th, 2018.  They had accepted to be part of a video shoot hosted by Saskatchewanderer in the goal to showcase the center’s Healthy Start moments during the « Framework for Recreation in Canada Forum …

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Interview with Béatrice Mbazumutima, Director of Centre Éducatif Félix le Chat

What is your experience with Healthy Start? It was a wonderful experience. The staff of the childcare centre are always supported by the Healthy Start team. They know that the team is available to provide more information when needed. The program has offers a variety of ideas and resources available to themfor the childcare staff. …

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Report from a Nutritional Intern in Saskatchewan

Véronique Dion-Cyr, who is in her final year of a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition at the University of Ottawa, has completed a three-month internship in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The Départ Santé/Healthy Start (DSHS) and Réseau Santé en Français de la Saskatchewan (RSFS) intern carried out a variety of projects in the community. With the help …

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