Study published in the American Academy of Pediatrics, January 2014. Comprehensive school health (CSH) is a multifaceted approach to health promotion. A key objective of CSH is to foster positive health behaviors outside of school. This study examined the 2-year change in physical activity during and after school among students participating in a CSH intervention in Edmonton, Alberta. The findings provide evidence of the effectiveness of CSH to affect children’s physical activity during and outside of school. Results of this study justify broader implementation of effective CSH...
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This section of CAMH provides information about the mental health issues that affect youth and suggestions about how you can support your children during their challenging transition to adulthood.
This policy provides information, procedures, and forms related to illnesses, medication and contagious diseases. Included in this Section Medical Forms Immunization Emergency Medical Care When to Send a Child Home Posting Illnesses Reporting Illnesses Outdoor Play After Illnesses Recommendations of the Medical Officer of Health Staff Health Assessment Policy Contagious Diseases and Conditions Administration of Medication
Do people really need parks and gardens? If so, why? Through a series of questions, this workshop digs deep into the physical, mental and spiritual values of the landscape. The results of discussions are prioritized and assessed as to their use in promoting the importance of parks with the general public. The information produced through the workshop provides a living document to be shared. Presentation from the 2013 Alberta Recreation and Parks Association Annual Conference and Energize Workshop
Seven-minute video. This is a new illustrated video developed by Ophea’s Physical Activity Resource Centre (PARC) that is designed to support individuals and communities in working towards healthy schools. The video provides a strong foundation of healthy schools; building capacity, communicating the concept and supporting a broad audience (including public health, recreation, education, parents, and kids) in understanding the role that they can play in building healthy schools.
Policy, Purpose, Scope, Responsiblity, Definitions, References and Related Policies and Procedures, Procedure.
The Statement of health and safety principles and responsibilities indicates the committment of the board and management to the protection all personnel from injury or occupational disease. It notes that Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act is built up the principle that employees and employers must act together to ensure a healthy and safe work environment and that all personnel will protect their own health and safety by working in compliance with the law and safe practices and established procedures. The Health and Safety Training policy outlines the training that all employees...
Active Kids, Healthy Kids is a new program by the Canadian Paediatric Society that has, at its core, the idea that all children and youth need daily physical activity for healthy growth and development. The program features tools that are useful to health care professionals and families alike including: Information about the amount of physical activity children and teens need to be healthy. Information about the benefits of physical activity. Videos on how to overcome barriers to physical activity. Resources and materials to help families get and stay active. Age categories are...
Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Clubs, 2012 Policies and Procedures Manual: Section 13.0 - Group Health and Related Benefits
Section 13.0 Group Health and Related Benefits 13.1 Benefit Summaries and Eligibility 13.2 Educational/Training Assistance 13.3 Training and Professional Development
Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Clubs, 2012 Policies and Procedures Manual: Section 7.0 - Health and Safety
Section 7.0 Health and Safety 7.1 Health and Safety Responsibilities 7.2 Reporting Hazardous Materials 7.3 Hazardous Materials 7.4 Right to Refuse 7.5 Inspections 7.6 Personal Protective Equipment
Safety Guidelines - Girls Inc: Program Transportation Walking Group Guidelines / Incident-Accident Report / Site Health and Safety / Participant Safety
Various safety guidelines, procedures, policies from Girls Inc., which provides life-skills education and mentoring programs for girls, including an After School program. Program Transportation Walking Guidelines: Description and guidelines for a walking program, developed to provide safety in a high violence area for girls being picked up and brought to the program and then being delivered home at the end of the program. Incident-Accident Report: Form that must be completed in the event of an incident / accident at Girls Inc. Site Health and Safety Policy: Notes procedures...
Guidelines and requirements that staff members must be familiar with - content, preparation and distribution of the daily healthy snacks provided to participants - at Girls Inc., which provides life-skills education and mentoring programs for girls, including an After School program.
A quiz to assess healthy eating and physical activity. Information compiled from outside sources and adapted for use by Chinguacousy Wellness Centre, Recreation Division, Community Services, City of Brampton.
The Healthy Eating Action Resource provides a model to help teachers bring healthy eating alive in the classroom and the school. The Healthy Eating Action Resource includes curriculum-based lessons and activities focusing on increasing vegetable and fruit consumption, reducing intake of sugary drinks and sodium, and increasing media awareness. An interactive workshop supports implementation. Various Healthy Eating posters provide a visual tool to support the implementation of lessons and activities in the Healthy Eating Action Resource.
A powerful four-minute video on child and youth mental health, showing that schools have a unique opportunity to support mental health.
The “CHEFS!” manual is a toolkit that helps you teach children and youth about healthy eating and physical activity while they learn the fun of cooking. The toolkit contains five themes, which each have 2–3 sessions. The themes are: 1) Becoming a Chef; 2) Keeping Food Safe; 3) Healthy Eating; 4) All About Nutrients; and 5) Be Active.
This year's Report Card focuses on the decline in active transportation and the implications of this issue on overall physical activity levels of children and youth. The full Report Card includes assigned grades on 17 different indicators of how we measure up as nation with respect to childhood physical activity. We strive to arm influential individuals and organizations with the most up-to-date evidence and information in order to support and advocate for physical activity for Canadian children and youth.
HC Link’s latest issue of @ a glance, Community-based Strategies for Healthy Weight Promotion in Children and Youth, presents a summary of community-based intervention strategies recommended to address childhood obesity. Sources of evidence include academic and grey literature from Canadian, US and European contexts.This resource is intended as an overview of prevention/intervention strategies to support readers in their own work. There are four main strategies in all, and for each strategy is a review of the quality of evidence supporting its use. This “Review of Evidence...
Social Determinants of Health: An Overview of Systematic Review Evidence on the Effectiveness of Social Determinants of Health Interventions
A synthesis of 17 systematic reviews and recommendations for policy and practice. Evidence suggests assertive community treatment can be effective for mental health; health care services for intellectual disabilities do not improve behavioural issues; after school programs improve youth behaviour problems; and postnatal home visits for teenage mothers improve infant weight and height.
The Chefs! toolkit helps you teach children and youth about healthy eating and physical activity while they learn the fun of cooking. CHEFS! can be lead by facilitators with little or no experience, and includes 90–minute sessions designed with children and youth aged 8 to 12 years in mind. Participants older than 12 years may enjoy taking part in the program as a facilitator assistant. The toolkit provides a fun and interactive way to introduce children to healthy eating, cooking skills, and physical activity. Parents, teachers, youth group leaders, and health care educators will...