March 28, 2019
Recently I read an article in which a mother details the conversation she had with her two sons about their experience with indoor recess through the cold winter. The kids said that indoor recess was “more fun” and “more safe,” they liked it better. This conversation lead to an article in the Globe and Mail titled “When Kids Dread Recess, We Have a Problem.” You can read the entire article here.
March 13, 2019
March is Nutrition Month; a time for dietitians to increase public awareness about healthy eating.
February 26, 2019
With the rates of anxiety increasing and appearing at younger and younger ages, the importance of creating a calm environment for our students is becoming more and more important. There are a variety of resources out there that can support teachers in their efforts to create a calm classroom.
January 10, 2019
Winter Walk Day is on February 6, 2019, get your school registered today! Winter Walk Day is organized by SHAPE Alberta who vision is to see Albertan students choose Active Transportation for the school journey. This one day event encourages people across Alberta to be active outdoors in winter.
August 21, 2018
Nutrition is KEY to peak performance!
May 22, 2018
School gardens can open a world of learning experiences, all connected to curriculum learning outcomes, and focusing on a range of topics such as ecosystems, plant growth and change, and weather.
April 25, 2018
Leah Yardley BSc. Kin., CSEP-CEP
University of Calgary, Be Fit For Life Centre
We know that learning to move, through the development of fundamental movement skills and exploration of movement in various environments, helps us to develop physical literacy – but did you know that movement can help improve academic performance?
December 14, 2017
Have you heard of a walking school bus? The concept is simple and takes the school community back to a time when transportation to school provided children with additional physical activity. Today’s children are 40% less active than they were 30 years ago. Imagine if they utilized their travel to school time every day as an opportunity to get more active! An average Kindergartner takes 77.6 strides per min, and they can walk 1 km in 15-20 minutes.
May 3, 2017
The Teacher’s Guide provides teachers with 10 ready-to-use interactive activity stations. The activities will engage students to learn about healthy eating through self-reflection and investigation. The activities can be self-directed or completed as a class. This resource is also available in French.