From May 21 to 24, 2019, Healthy Start offered two two-day workshops (one in French and one in English) in Moncton, New Brunswick. Following this training, 18 early years’ practitioners from New Brunswick will now be able to offer the Healthy Start for Active Kids program in the province.
Participants were able to enhance their knowledge and were provided with tools to help family resource centers, early childhood centers and preschools integrate healthy eating and active play into the daily lives of young children.
The training went well beyond sharing recipes and ideas for active play. Participants were encouraged to explore and understand their personal relationship with food and physical activity. It also explored ideas to create favorable environments and favorable conditions for the use of the proposed tools.
Healthy Start for Active Kids, is the result of a partnership between the Healthy Start project, initiated by the Réseau Santé en français of Saskatchewan, and the Active Kids project, of the New Brunswick Gymnastics Association, funded in part by Wellness of the Ministry of Social Development in NB and Public Health Agency of Canada. With its partners, Healthy Start is currently studying a model of delivery of training adapted to the needs of the province.