» Healthy Start for Active Kids

This partnership is a joint training program developed in New Brunswick and delivered since 2017. The program combines the “best of” Healthy Start and the New Brunswick program Active Kids. The goal is to offer engaging face to face workshops in New Brunswick to increase opportunities for young children and adults to engage in quality physical activity as well as healthy eating experiences and is open to all individuals and organizations working with young children and families in New Brunswick.

Healthy Start for Active Kids regional trainings
Active Kids training workshops are available through New Brunswick Gymnastics Association and the New Brunswick Family Resource Centers (NBFRC).  Training is available by FRC staff who provide toolkits and training to families. Trained individuals also have access to additional information and resources to help them provide quality physical activity opportunities for children 0-5 years. Workshops can also be delivered outside of the family centers upon request.

Active Kids Toolkit
The aim of this program is to increase the opportunities for daily, quality physical activity for young children and the adults around them. The program provides toolkits and training workshops designed specifically to meet the needs of the parents, caregivers and other adults that want to enhance the physical activity experiences of young children.

Please contact activekids-jeunesactifs@gym.nb.ca for more information or to request a training opportunity

We would also like to acknowledge key partners in New Brunswick whose invaluable support has helped integrate this program in the province of New Brunswick:

  • New Brunswick Gymnastic’s Association – Active Kid / Jeunes actifs provincial partnership
  • New Brunswick Association of Family Resource Centres
  • Le Centre de formation médicale du Nouveau-Brunswick, Université de Sherbrooke.
  • L’Université de Moncton – Groupe des technologies d’apprentissage
  • University of New Brunswick – Faculty of Kinesiology
  • Government of New Brunswick – Department of Social Development, Wellness Branch
  • Government of New Brunswick – Department of Education, Early Childhood Development
  • Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Coalition (HEPAC)
  • Mouvement Acadien des Communautés en Santé du Nouveau-Brunswick (MACS-NB)
  • Recreation New Brunswick
  • Physical Literacy New Brunswick
  • New Brunswick Community Colleges

Healthy Start should be part of the ECE training.

- Director (SK)