This kit provides tools for program assessment and improvement to assist in working towards providing better service to youth. It provides a kind of recipe or standard for assessing and developing high quality programming. It attempts to capture what are the common elements of successful youth programs. The idea is that programs incorporating all or many of the best practices should achieve positive outcomes.To some extent, the Kit was developed as an alternative or complement to outcome evaluation.
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Numerous statistics on perceptions and eating practices.
From the BC government's Act Now BC initiative, this resource includes policy documents from communities in BC as well as a guiding principles and policy template. Communities note that the development of policy in support of healthy food and beverage sales has made implementation of changes in food outlets - including vending, concessions and programs - easier and faster. Policy development also supports long-term change.
From the BC government's Act Now BC initiative, an extensive, customizable toolkit for planning for Healthy Choices implementing Healthy Choices, and evaluating Healthy Choices in foods and beverages. Includes information sheets, samples, appendices further reference, and a collection of all the tools described individually in the Toolkit.
Provides guidelines on how to model healthier choices to students using "Choose Most (CM)" items, from which it is expected 50% of choices should come, and "Choose Sometimes (CS)" items. Looks at how to check nutrition facts, and how to assess heatlhier foods such as pizza, hot dogs, hamburgers, pastas, smoothies, and more. From the BC government's Act Now BC initiative.
Obesity trends among Canadian adults over the years – showing 1985 to 2004. Changes in portion sizes and calorie counts over the years.
This handbook and resource guide provides detailed materials and ideas, and tools to initiate some or all of the eight social marketing components of the Active and Safe Routes to School program in your school or community, with suggested timelines throughout the year:Special Events: International Walk to School Month – IWALK (October); Clean Air Day (first Wednesday in June); Walking/Wheeling Wednesdays Club; Walking School Buses; Walking Buddies; Walk-a-Block Zones; Neighbourhood Walkabouts and Walkability Surveys; Best Routes to School Maps and Mapping Activities (Blazing Trails); Idle-...
Background, Q&A, and Glossary of terms used in the 2011 Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines. Notes changes from previous published guidelines, such as in age ranges covered.
Includes guidelines for moderate to vigourous activity, daily and weekly, and how to assess intensity of exercise. Provides pointers for parents and caregivers in helping teens plan their daily activity.
Includes guidelines for moderate to vigourous activity, daily and weekly, and how to assess intensity of exercise. Provides pointers for parents and caregivers in planning a child's daily activity.
This Toolkit aims to help recreation professionals turn a facility into a Healthy Choices Facility, which is one that offers healthy food and beverage choices EVERYWHERE they are served: in vending machines, concessions, at staff and board meetings, and in child and youth programs. Includes information on planning, implementing, and planning, as well as information sheets, samples, and links to other resources.
A report of recommendations for Prince George recreation facilities, including nutritional guidelines, polices for vending machines and concessions and snacks,as well as an implementation plan.
Initiated in 1997, the overall goal of the Eat Smart!® program is to contribute to the reduction of food-borne illness and chronic diseases in Ontario. Resources include 1) an EatSmart Choices Calculator; and support for 2) EatSmart Schools, 3) EatSmart Workplaces, and 4) EatSmart Recreation Centres.Eat Smart!® is implemented locally by Ontario public health units and their community partners. Interested food premises apply to the program and are assessed by the public health unit to determine eligibility. Food premises that meet the three program standards receive the Eat Smart!® Award of...
Developed in consultation with practitioners and policy makers in active after school programs, this policy describes a vision and strategic directions for programs for girls and young women, who face different barriers and challenges to participation. It outlines the reasons for a policy, vision, strategies and action steps, how to implement and evaluate, and recommendations for next steps.
As of 2006, 41 percent of all [US] child immigrants had parents from Mexico, 11 percent from Central America and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean, and 6 percent from South America. This brief looks at why it is important to focus on such children, factors contributing to non-involvement in OST programs in this population, what out-of-school time (OST) programs can do for these children, and how to attract and retain children of immigrants in these programs.
Various statistics - region, demographic, socio-enonomic, trends, etc. The 2011 Bulletin is based on a subsample of the 2010 Physical Activity Monitor, while the 2013 Bulletin is based on the the 2010-2011 Physical Activity Monitor.
1. Children’s active pursuits during the after school period, and 2. Sedentary pursuits during the after school period
Various statistics by region, age and gender, socio-economic, demographic, communitiy size, and trends
This report discusses the decline in outdoor play among children and the way such play has changed, the benefits of children playing in nature, barriers to outdoor play, and the results of a national initiative to encourage children to play outside - National Tree Day.
This presentation, from the 2011 National Recreation Summit, defines play, looks at it from a child's perspective, and discusses the importance of spontaneous free play and access to nature.
A series of tools to create awareness of abuse in the game and build mutual respect among its participants, while introducing zero tolerance policies to reduce abusive situations at all levels in all components of the game, and thus reversing the decline in leadership roles within the sport. Included are:Respect My Game CardRespect My Game Umpire CardRespect My Game GuidesRespect My Game Player's Code of ConductRespect My Game PostersRespect My Game Learning Facilitator's HandbookRespect My Game Participant ManualRespect My Game BrochureRespect My Game Report Card