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Apr. 29, 2013 Active After School Programs for Girls and Young Women : Success Stories from Five Friendship Centres (2012) In 2010-2012, the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) partnered with the National Association of Friendship Centres and five member Centres to support the development and delivery of active after school programs for Aboriginal girls and young women. This document provides an overview with key learnings from each site to support the creation of... admin Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) Link
Apr. 29, 2013 Afterschool Programs -- From Vision to Reality workshop In this workshop we will look at the benefits that a quality afterschool program can provide to students, their families, and their community, and discuss ways to create and sustain such programs. You should begin here in the "Explanation" section, which describes the CONCEPT. Then move along to the other sections, where we go from CONCEPT TO CLASSROOM. admin Concept to Classroom Link
Apr. 29, 2013 Canadian After School Partnership The objective of this initiative is to enhance the delivery of quality after-school programs that involve increased access and opportunity to engage in physical activity and healthy living and nutrition practice. admin Canadian Active After School Partnership Link
Apr. 29, 2013 Does it matter to you? The article, "What are our kids doing in the after school hours?" addresses the issue of activities After School Hours and proposes solutions for those wishing that there is more than After-School Program programs available to Children and Youth admin Recreation New Brunswick Link
Apr. 29, 2013 Changing Lives, Saving Lives, A Step-by-Step Guide to Developing Exemplary Practices in Healthy Eating, Physical Activity and Food Security in After School Programs Changing Lives, Saving Lives, A Step-by-Step Guide to Developing Exemplary Practices in Healthy Eating, Physical Activity and Food Security in Afterschool Programs is designed to help program directors, leadership team members, site directors and your partners–in an intentional and systematic way–strengthen your afterschool program to help students develop healthy lifestyle habits. The six... admin Centre for Collaborative Solutions - Health Behaviours Initiative Link
Apr. 29, 2013 Healthy Behaviours Initiative - After School Program Healthy Behaviors is demonstrating the important role that afterschool programs can play in improving the lives and health of these children and families by addressing the childhood obesity epidemic in the United States. admin Centre for Collaborative Solutions Link
Apr. 29, 2013 Just For Kids! Just For Kids! was developed at the University of California School of Medicine, and was successfully tested in San Francisco schools. Just For Kids! is a health education program for all children which helps them make changes in their diet, exercise, communication and affect which result in decreased obesity, improved cardiovascular and physical fitness, and increased nutrition knowledge. admin Just for Kids, Ohio Link
Apr. 29, 2013 Ontario's After School Program Ontario's After School Program provides funding to help sport and recreation organizations deliver quality programs for children and youth in priority neighbourhoods across the province. admin Government of Ontario Link
Apr. 26, 2013 Eat Great and Participate Eat Great and Participate aims to raise awareness about the importance of physical activity and healthy eating and to increase the availability of healthy food and beverage choices in recreation, sport and community facilities and at events across Newfoundland and Labrador. admin Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Link
Apr. 26, 2013 Healthy Eating After School - Integrating healthy eating into after-school physical activity initiatives (2012) This report is a synthesis of published and unpublished literature from Canada and abroad, along with insights collected from key informants whose initiatives, including programs, are already underway. Its purpose is to share with governments and other stakeholders working at all levels, the key learnings from a literature review and key informant interviews on how to integrate healthy eating and... admin Health Canada Link
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