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How can you make a healthy lifestyle easy, playful and fun for kids? Why not integrate it into Summer camps! Shape Up is a flexible, non-binding program designed to adapt easily to the specific needs of each camp. It’s simple and free to sign up, and the experiences shared among member camps allow the program to evolve and improve from year to year. To help summer camps incorporate healthy habits, Shape Up has developed four mobilization strategies:

The MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition… Do It!) Program is a community intervention aimed to empower families of overweight and obese children to adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles. This program combines all the elements known to be important when treating and preventing overweight and obesity in children, including family involvement, behaviour change, practical education in nutrition, and increasing physical activity. MEND is not a diet, nor is designed for rapid weight loss.

The experimental intervention took place over one school year (10 months) at low SES schools in Australia. The primary aims were to prevent weight gain, reduce screen time, and maintain physical activity levels among ten-year-old students. Secondary objectives were to increase children’s enjoyment of physical activity, and to improve movement skills related to childhood games and sports.

Looking for some cool family fun? Skating sessions at Cloverdale Arena from Dec. 20 to Jan. 4. “Arena will be transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with an old-fashioned pond. This is an event the whole family can enjoy!”

As is Christmas tradition the Cloverdale Arena will be transformed into the Winter Ice Palace over the winter school break. This is a very popular event that the whole family can enjoy. 

 Our goal is to provide a non-threatening environment for women of all skill levels to learn the joy of mountain biking. As a growing community of riders, we offer encouragement, fun, local rides, destination rides, opportunities to race and skill development plus an opportunity to give back to the community through trail advocacy. We call ourselves the “Dirt Divas — soft skin, hard core”.

‘NSTEP Registered Charity (Nutrition, Students, Teachers Exercising with Parents) goal to prevent childhood obesity.

Adaptive Recreation works within the Department of Parks and Recreation to provide recreational programs for the population of Fairbanks and North Pole who have a disability.  
Our programs change with the seasons, from biking and hiking in the summer to snow shoeing and x-c skiing in the winter with almost everything else in between.

The Sheridan Senior Center introduces a new Summer Senior Outdoor Activity Program for 2014. The first new summer activity is a walking-jogging-cycling program with some organized group rides or walks to kick off the program. The group activities will leave the start points at 9 a.m. on the following dates.

June 4 - Meet at the Senior Center for Organizational Meeting Walk/Jog/Cycle Whitney Commons.

June 11 - Meet at the Kendrick Park Band Shell Walk/Jog/Cycle Kendrick Park.

Bring the whole family for outdoor yoga! All levels are welcome to participate and no equipment is necessary (mats are optional). Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Naturally Active Victoria County is a call-to-action for community groups, organizations and leaders, business and government to address the health risks facing residents & visitors, associated with physical inactivity and unhealthy eating.