MEND 7-13

MEND 7-13 is a comprehensive, family-based educational program that has been specifically designed to help children and their families improve their health, fitness and self-esteem.

  • FREE, ten-week healthy lifestyle program for children and their parents or caregivers. It’s proven to help empower the whole family to be fitter, healthier and happier.
  • This program is fun and interactive and supports 7 to 13 year old children who are above a healthy weight and their families to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
  • Twice-weekly, parents/caregivers join their children in each session to learn about how to choose healthier foods and spend more time being physically active.
  • Sessions are a mix of family activities where we show you how small changes can make a big difference.
  • Developed by leading experts in the fields of pediatric nutrition, psychology, physical activity, and health.

Mind

  • Improve self-esteem and promote behaviour change using effective tools and strategies to help children and families make positive lifestyle changes.

Exercise

  • Fun activities and group play are designed to improve strength and fitness and bring joy back into moving!
  • Activities are fun, non-competitive and involve a progression in skill level so that all children can benefit and participate.
  • Helps develop physical literacy skills.
  • Helps work with the children in replacing sedentary activities (i.e. TV watching and playing video games) with active time.

Nutrition

  • Group-based lessons for families to learn about nutrition and healthier food choices.
  • Children and families learn how to read food labels to make a healthier choices.
  • Practical demonstration and tips about healthy foods, label reading and portion sizes.

Do it!

  • Learning to implement change. “Do it!” stands for empowering families to take action to live their own fitter, healthier happier lives.

What benefits can you expect?

Families who attend the MEND program experience many positive benefits:

  • Families learn how to make healthier choices and get active together
  • Children become more fit and healthier.
  • Children meet new friends and parents find a support network to keep them motivated.
  • Children become more self-confident and their self-esteem improves.
  • Children’s eating habits change.

What families are saying about MEND 7-13:

“We’ve cut down on sugary drinks. We now make healthier choices while shopping and buy way less junk food.”
“We’re trying new “MEND-friendly foods.”
“Less TV and computer time.”
“It’s a program everyone can benefit from.”
“Go and learn what a difference it can make!”
“We all drink more water. We are all more aware of labels and what to watch for. We are thinking about activities we can do together.”
“It was nice to meet new people and hear everyone’s input, especially the kids’.”

Upcoming Programs - Winter 2018

City/Town Details
La Ronge

Location coming soon    

  • Tuedays & Thursdays 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • January 23rd - March 29th (no sessions February 20th and 22nd)
Prince Albert

Location coming soon

  • Tuesday & Thursdays 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • January 23rd - March 29th (no sessions February 20th and 22nd) 
Regina

Eastview Community Centre (615 6th Avenue)     

  • TBA
   
Saskatoon

St. Mark School (414 Pendygrasse Road)     

  • Mondays & Wednesdays 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • January 22nd - March 21st (no sessions on February 19th and 21st)

College of Kinesiology (87 Campus Drive)     

  • Thursdays 6:30 – 8:30 pm and Sundays 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • January 25th - March 25th (no sessions Febraury 18th and 22nd) 
Swift Current

All Saints School (2180 Woodrow Lloyd Place)

  • TBA

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