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 in their communities.
Each organization received information on the Healthy Start for Families program model, a Facilitator Guide, a Toolkit of resources, and an Active Play Equipment kit for their sessions. Facilitators experienced demonstrating a session for the group. During the workshop, facilitators also participated in 4 culinary activities and 4 physical activities that could easily be done with families and early years children.
Healthy Start for Families is an adapted version of the Healthy Start program targeting parents, guardians and children ages 0-5 years. The program consists of a series of interactive, kid-friendly activities and cooking sessions, offered free of charge at participating early years centres, local family resource centres or community based organizations.
Upcoming Facilitator Workshops for Healthy Start for Families are set to take place in southern Saskatchewan during the month of November in Carlyle or Moose Jaw.
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