MEND 2-4

MEND 2-4 integrates the three elements necessary for sustained lifestyle changes: active play, good nutrition and behaviour change. MEND gives families a foundation for lifelong health by including practical learning about healthy eating, fun games that promote active play and behaviour modification strategies. This integrated approach provides families with the foundation for feeling fit, healthy and happy for the rest of their lives.   

  • FREE, family-based healthy lifestyle program for ALL families with preschool aged children.
  • Designed to promote healthy eating and activity habits from an early age.
  • Parents/caregivers join their children in each session.
  • Meet other parents and families in your area and make new friends.
  • Developed by leading experts in the fields of pediatric nutrition, psychology, physical activity, and health.

Mind 

  • How to deal with challenging behaviors such as picky eating.
  • Take part in parent discussions while your child plays.

Exercise

  • Spend time playing with your child and learn new games.
  • Ideas to help stay active with your child.

Nutrition

  • Fun ways to introduce new foods and add variety.
  • How to read and understand food labels.

Do it!

  • Learning to implement change. “Do it!” stands for empowering parents and caregivers to raise a healthy and active child.

What benefits can you expect?

  • Education on children’s healthy growth and development.
  • Children meet new friends and parents find a support network to keep motivated.
  • Children’s eating habits improve to include more vegetables and fruits.
  • Making meal time a positive experience.
  • Importance of active play as a family.

What families are saying about MEND 2-4:

“Being more mindful of bedtime snacks and choosing healthier options.”
“Friendly leaders who gave us info in conversational style and were open to parent discussions. They were also good at engaging the kids.”
“So much great information is given and my son had so much fun!”
“The thing I liked best was just being able to play with my kids.”
“MEND is a perfect program for parents and kids, especially for first time parents.”
 

Upcoming Programs - Fall 2017

City/Town Details
 Swift Current

Lt. Colonel Clifton Centre (350 6th Ave. NE)

  • Thursdays 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • October 5th - November 30th
La Ronge

Location to be determined

  • Saturdays 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • October 7th - December 9th (no session on October 14th & November 11th)
Prince Albert

Margo Fournier Centre (1211 1st Ave. West)   

  • Saturdays 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • October 14th - December 9th (no session on November 11th)
Regina

Eastview Community Centre (615 6th Avenue)

  • Tuesdays 10:00 am – 11:30 am
  • October 3rd - December 12th

YMCA of Regina, Northwest Location (5939 Rochdale Blvd.)

  • Saturdays 10:00 am – 11:30 am
  • October 14th - December 10th (no session on November 11th)
Saskatoon

Brunskill School (101 Wiggins Avenue North)

  • Saturdays 10:00 am – 11:30 am
  • October 7th - December 9th (no session on October 14th & November 11th)

 2nd program to be determined

 

 

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