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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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Healthy Start French Regional Training

An Healthy Start French regional training occured in Moose Jaw on Saturday, March 17, 2018.  The early years team from early learning centers Gard’amis, Le Tournesol and Pomme d’Api as well as a representative from L ’Association des parents fransaskois enjoyed learning the fundamental movement skills and integrating them in the LEAP™ – HOP activities.  Some …

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