helpful resources
See links below for additional information.

Nutrition A-Z (Dietitians of Canada), a comprehensive website about healthy eating.

Canada's Food Guide - the basics of healthy eating from the Government of Canada.

Physical Activity Guides - benefits, tips and guidelines for physical activity for Canadians.

Superkids Nutrition wants to create future healthier generations through good nutrition. They aim to empower children and families to reach their full potential by having the energy and good health needed to accomplish their life goals; and they help parents and the community become more knowledgeable about nutrition and enable children to make healthy choices.

Specific Resources

Shapedown BC  is a program that helps children, adolescents, and their families achieve healthy weights.

MEND is a fun, free healthy lifestyle program that empowers children 5-13 who are above a healthy weight and their families to become fitter and healthier through group sessions that promote healthy eating and physical activity. Participating YMCAs and recreation centres are registering families now. All graduating families are offered a FREE 3 month recreation pass or equivalent. More information on MEND and program sites (16 throughout BC) is available at www.bchealthykids.ca. Call or email your local site to find out if MEND is right for your family and to register for upcoming programs.

Your Healthy Weight, a website offering resources from Registered Dietitians at Dairy Farmers of Canada.

Screen Smart is an initiative to decrease recreational screen time and increase activity levels of students.

The Childhood Obesity Foundation is a BC non-profit society with helpful information.

Sip Smart! BC is a new, educational program that helps teach children in grades 4 to 6 about sugary drinks and about making healthy drink choices.