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 - Fall 2017

City/Town Details
La Ronge

Location to be determined     

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • October 17th - December 7th
Prince Albert

Margo Fournier Centre (1211 1st Ave. West)

  • Tuesday & Wednesdays 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • October 17th - December 6th 
Regina

Eastview Community Centre (615 6th Avenue)     

  • Mondays 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm & Sundays 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • October 15th - December 18th (no session on November 12th, 19th or December 3rd)
 

White City School (30 Kingsmere Ave, White City

  • Mondays and Thursdays 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • October 12th - December 14
Saskatoon

St. Mark School (414 Pendygrasse Road)     

  • Mondays & Wednesdays 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • October 16th - December 11th (no session on November 13th)

College of Kinesiology (87 Campus Drive)     

  • Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:30 pm and Sundays 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 12th - December 10th (no session on November 12th)
Swift Current

All Saints School (2180 Woodrow Lloyd Place)

  • Tuesday & Thursdays 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • October 12th - December 7th (no session on October 31st)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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