News and Events

PHE Canada Award Nominations Open - February 28/13 Deadline (December 10, 2012)
Award nominations now open: Recognize someone in the field of health and physical education today! Do you know someone who has made a positive contribution to the health and physical education field? Make sure they receive the recognition that they deserve and nominate them today. Act quick, the deadline for most awards is February 28, 2013.
Healthy School Fundraiser Ideas
Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has posted a helpful resource for schools with suggestions for healthy school fundraisers.
ParticipACTION Forum - Health Promoting Schools
January 17, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. AST The ParticipACTION Forums are designed to facilitate knowledge exchange and sharing between partners. The theme of the January webinar is Health Promoting Schools, and will allow participants to connect, share insights and potentially collaborate on future initiatives.
December 2012 edition of In Touch
Physical Health and Education Canada Monthly Newsletter
Upcoming webinar: A Review of the Evidence: School-based Interventions to Address Obesity Prevention in Children 6-12 Years of Age
The following review will be discussed, including the evidence and implications for public health practice and policy: Charlebois, J., Gowrinathan, Y., & Waddell, P. (2012). A Review of the Evidence: School-based Interventions to Address Obesity Prevention in Children 6-12 Years of Age. Toronto Public Health. Toronto, Ontario.
Active Healthy Kids Canada Position on Active Video Games
On November 26, 2012, Active Healthy Kids Canada will be releasing a position on Active Video Games.
SEAK Website Launch (October 29, 2012)
It is with much excitement that the SEAK Project officially launched its website, October 29th, 2012! SEAK is a project of the Canadian Mental Health Association Nova Scotia [CMHA NS] Division. The SEAK Team has been working diligently to provide you with helpful information about the SEAK Project and social and emotional learning.
Media Coverage of the Childhood & Adolescent Obesity Conference (October 25, 2012)
Halifax is playing host to the conversation about Recent Advances in the Prevention and Management of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity. Here are a few clips from the media.
2012 School Board and Municipal Candidate Feedback on Comprehensive School Health
The perspectives of prospective candidates in the 2012 Nova Scotia School Board and Municipal Elections are important in shaping the health of our children and youth. The NS Alliance for Health Eating + Physical Activity and the CLASS research team contacted all candidates, provided an information sheet regarding the importance of school health strategies and asked them to share their views.
Your invited!
Getting Girls Moving Afterschool Monday November 5, 2012
Apply Today for a Health Promoting School Grant
PHE Canada is now accepting applications for Health Promoting School Grants. These are two granting areas available; elementary/secondary and post-secondary. Schools and communities are prime locations for the adoption of the Health Promoting Schools (HPS) approach, but rely on leaders to support schools in attaining a healthy school community. If you are an individual who believes in the philosophy of HPS and would value the opportunity to demonstrate leadership by supporting a school or a community in implementing HPS initiatives, PHE Canada may support your efforts with a funding grant.
École Saint Catherine’s School - Choosing to Thrive
The École Saint Catherine’s School PTA has established a group to write grants to raise money for student life at the school. From October 1 – 15, 2012 they need your help to vote online for their application to the Aviva Community Fund called École Saint Catherine’s School - Choosing to Thrive.
CLASS II Research Release
The Children’s Lifestyle And School-performance Study (CLASS) II research team invites you to take part in the CLASS II Research Release on Thursday, May 10th from 12-4pm.
The Importance of Supporting School Health Promotion Strategies
School board elections are coming up and Your perspective in the upcoming school board or municipal election is important in shaping a healthy, prosperous future for our children. If you are elected, what will you do to support healthy school communities in your jurisdiction? Read this to find out how your responses can be featured on our website and shared with constituents in your community.
Childhood & Adolescent Obesity: Strategies and Solutions - From Practice to Policy
On Oct 24-26, the 4th conference on Childhood & Adolescent Obesity will be held in Halifax focusing on strategies and solutions - from practice to policy. This conference brings together an interdisciplinary group of professionals and policy makers. Obesity is a complex problem requiring a complex solution-oriented approach to its prevention and management, so come see where you fit in and how this conference can benefit you.
ADD IT UP! Health Eating + Physical Activity = A+
On September 26th, 2012, the ADD IT UP! webinar took place and is now available online for viewing.
Healthy Schools Community Concept Paper Released
A new concept paper commissioned by PHE Canada, funded by The Lawson Foundation, and written by The Propel Centre for Population Health Impact, has just been released. In the paper, the link between overall health and the increased capacity to learn is established. The paper brings together policy, practice and research perspectives, with the intention of promoting a shared common goal: for schools to become more health promoting. The paper addresses the frameworks for Healthy School Communities, core components of Healthy School Communities, strategies for success, fundamental principles, and possible challenges faced.
Could free toy offers promote healthy eating in children?
A study published in the July - August issue of the Canadian Journal of Public Health, found that children are more likely to select a healthier meal option if toys are restricted to the more nutritional meals, rather than included with all kids’ meals. The study was conducted in Ontario using McDonald's Happy Meal options because McDonalds is the most popular fast-food chain in Canada.
CLASS II is Profile of the Month for the Health Promotion Clearinghouse
CLASS II is featured in the Health Promotion Clearinghouse August bulletin as profile of the month. Health Promotion Clearinghouse is a network that supports health promotion activities across the Maritimes. Check out this month's bulletin to see why CLASS II is important for health promotion, and see what other health promotion activities are taking place near you.
PHE Canada launches Active Living After School (ALAS) this fall
PHE Canada is proud to announce the upcoming release of Active Living After School (ALAS), an initiative designed to assist after school program administrators in delivering high quality programs and experiences to all participants. Click here to register to receive first notice for the launch of the Active Living After School initiative
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