Generation Health Programs

Generation Health is a fun, interactive and FREE 10-week program for families with children aged 8 to 12 years old who want to be on a healthy lifestyle path. This Fall, we are delivering eight Generation Health programs (September through December) in British Columbia.

Participating families will have the opportunity to learn from content experts. For example, we offer virtual family cooking classes with a Registered Dietitian which have seen excellent participation and engagement from both families and host site delivery staff who are also invited to participate. We also provide additional support by offering Q&A/info sessions with a Registered Dietitian and Registered Clinical Counsellor. Generation Health also offers a free online Family Portal program for families who do not qualify or prefer a self-paced option. For more information about the Generation Health program and how to register, click here.

"Thank YOU all for all the hard and amazing work that you are doing and sharing! We really feel that all these amazing programs like yours, take care of us."

- Generation Health parent

I love the program! I think we are all benefiting from it. You all do such a great job!

- Generation Health parent

Earlier this year, Manasi Shaha and her husband were looking for things to do as a family with their eight-year-old son when a friend mentioned Generation Health. The University of Victoria recently published a wonderful story about their family’s positive experience in the program. Click the button below to read the full story on UVic Education!

“I have recommended the program to a few people, actually! This is probably the easiest and simplest way, and it’s free. I would say that this program makes you more literate about food and health, which benefits both parents and kids. So in my opinion, it’s worth giving a try!”

- Manasi Shaha

Generation Health Family Feature: The Shaha Family

 

Give the free Aim2Be healthy living app a try!

Evidence indicates that the pandemic has halted or reversed Canadian’s progress with achieving healthy lifestyle goals.

The free, bilingual, Aim2Be app brings actionable, lifestyle choices to families setting them up for a lifetime of good health while living green. Aim2Be is available in the App Store and Google Play. There is an app for parents and for kids 10+ years. Aim2Be was designed and tested with families and early evidence indicates that, for those who use it, it works.

Download Aim2Be in the App Store or Google Play

Aim2Be was developed, tested and optimized with funding, in part, from the Public Health Agency of Canada. The Digital Health Lab at the University of Victoria hosts and maintains Aim2Be and leads on research initiatives.

Visit Aim2Be here or find us on social media below!

 

Appetite to Play Fall Online Workshops and Survey!

Appetite to Play supports early years providers to promote and encourage physical activity and healthy eating. The program provides recommended practices and practice support resources for early providers to use in a variety of settings including daycares, family-based childcare, preschool and parent participation programs. The program is delivered by Child Health BC, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, BC Alliance for Healthy Living, Sport for Life, Childhood Obesity Foundation, YMCA of Greater Vancouver and the BC Recreation and Parks Association.

The Outside Play and Risky Play online workshop is now available for sign up! This instructor led live interactive online workshop will enhance knowledge, skills and confidence in creating childcare settings that support outdoor play, risky play and healthy child development.

 

The workshop objectives are:

  • To recognize and acknowledge your own feelings, the benefits, and how to support outside play and risky play in your role caring for young children.
  • To recognize the importance of providing unstructured and facilitated outside play opportunities when caring for children, and the skills required to achieve this objective.
  • To discuss the learning and developmental opportunities that risky play provides for children, and how to best support this as an Early Years Provider (EYP).


Upcoming workshop date(s):

Tuesday, November 8 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday, December 6 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
 

For further details, visit the link below:

Sign up for the Outside and Risky Play online workshop

The Food and Physical Activity online workshop schedule is also available. This instructor-led live interactive workshop will enhance knowledge, skills, and confidence in creating childcare settings that support physical literacy, healthy eating, and healthy child development.

Planning tools, self-assessments, recipes, games, and activities will be shared. An overview of the resource-rich Appetite to Play website will be included.

Upcoming workshop date(s):

Saturday, December 3 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
 

For further details, visit the link below:

Sign up for the Food and Physical Activity online workshop

 

Appetite to Play is a program which launched in 2017 in British Columbia to promote healthy eating and physical activity in early years settings such as daycare centres, family based childcare, pre school and parent participation programs. We created a website for the early years providers who work in these settings that included recommended practices, self-assessment tools, training, tips and ideas, games, activities and recipes.

Over the years, we have noticed that a lot of our website users are parents and we want to create a specific section for you! This is where we need your help to create this parent section that will have information that you might be looking for.

We would like you to have a look at the website at the link below then complete a quick survey. At the end of the survey you will have an opportunity to sign up for the draw for prizes which include: a $50 gift certificate to President Choice stores or an Appetite to Play poster set!

Visit the website below:

Appetite to Play

Complete the survey below:

Appetite to Play Survey

 

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