Rethinking Physical Activity Messaging for Youth: A Focus on Fun
The annual grade ParticipACTION awarded to youth for overall physical activity in Canada for this year was a D+. This is incredibly low, and clearly indicates something is wrong with our society’s approach to physical activity. So, what must change?
Addressing Food Marketing in Schools
Food marketing that targets children and youth is an issue across Canada. Food marketing can be found on TV, online, in newspapers and magazines – and in our schools. In fact, most schools in Canada have at least one type of food marketing present. What is food marketing? Food marketing is “advertising that promotes the […]
Addiction Prevention and Mental Health Promotion in Schools – Going Upstream
Alberta Health Services recognizes that teachers are in a unique position to influence their students’ lives, both as educators and as mentors. The school community can be a powerful protective factor in supporting addiction prevention and mental well-being in children and youth. Alberta Health Services has curriculum-aligned lesson plans and other educational resources to help […]