By Rosanne Prinsen, MSc, Alberta Centre for Active Living
2007 Report Card on Nutrition for School Children
Breakfast for learning’s 2007 Report Card on Nutrition for School Children gives Canadian children and adolescents a “D” when it comes to meeting the recommendations of the new 2007 Canada’s Food Guide.
Are schools making the grade? School nutrition policies across
A resource from the Centre for Science in the Public Interest.
CDC school health index
This resource includes:
- Module 3: Physical Education and other physical activity programs.
- Module 4: Nutrition Services. You can choose between an index for elementary schools or middle/high schools.
You can access a “customizable paper format and select only those health topics you wish to address. After selecting the health topics, you will be able to print and complete the SHI on paper.”
Childhood obesity: An environmental scan among health region partners of the Southern Alberta Child & Youth Health Network: 2006 http://www.sacyhn.ca/media/pdf/external_childhood
Prepared by the Joint Consortium for School Health Secretariat in June 2006 (updated by the Canadian Association for School Health Feb, 2007), this document is full of active links to many other documents and reports.
Communities and schools promoting health
“This gateway website provides access to many resources in school health promotion as well as being home for the Canadian School Health Centre and the Canadian School Health NGO Network. There is also reference to the School Health Research Network as another part of the school health promotion community in
Dietary, physical activity and sedentary behaviour among Australian secondary students in 2005
Environmental scan of childhood obesity in the
A resource prepared for the Southern Alberta Child & Youth Health Network.
Environmental scan of Pan-Canadian activities related to schools and nutrition
This report comes from the Joint Consortium For School Health Secretariat.
How to conduct a school health audit
This resource even has sample questions.
Physical activity measurement in children 2–5 years of age
Here’s another resource from
Review of physical activity interventions for children from 2 to 5 years of age
This is a new resource from
This study assessed Australian secondary students’ self-reported dietary, physical activity and sedentary behaviour and also examined the relationship between television viewing and students’ dietary behaviour.
Getting children and youth to walk and cycle more: Webinar November 9, 2007
This webinar will feature two practical approaches for getting children and youth to walk and cycle more.
Dr. O’Brien will cover the Centre for Sustainable Transportation’s Child and Youth Friendly Land Use and Transport Planning Guidelines, their rationale, and her work with
Jacky Kennedy will present highlights of Green Communities Canada’s Active and Safe Routes to School program, including related barriers and benefits, and the results achieved and lessons learned over many years of implementation.
The first 75 qualified Canadian registrants will have their fees covered by Transport
Presenters: Catherine O’Brien,
“My food guide online” available to print in multiple languages
On October 9, 2007, the Hon. Tony Clement, Minister of Health, announced that “My Food Guide Online” is now available to print in multiple languages.
Release of CCHS cycle 2.2, nutrition (2004): Nutrient Intakes from Food, Provincial, regional and national summary data tables
This first volume includes 13 sets of data tables that compile Canadians’ usual intakes from in 2004 for a set of nutrients based on the Nutrition Facts table.
Results are presented for 13 geographical areas in the country, i.e., the 10 provinces, the Atlantic Region, Prairie Region, and
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Cost of physical inactivity: What is the lack of participation in physical activity costing
A new report from Medibank Private, Australia s largest provider of medical insurance, has calculated a $1.5 billion cost each year to the public and private health sectors for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions attributable to physical inactivity in the adult population.
ParticipACTION launches national movement to move Canadians
ParticipACTION’s public awareness campaign is targeted to all Canadians with an emphasis on parents and Canadian youth.
With only 9% of Canadian children and youth (aged 5 to 19) meeting the recommended guidelines in Canada’s Physical Activity Guides for Children and Youth, ParticipACTION’s new ads seek to show the implications of youth inactivity and motivate parents to make physical activity a priority at home.
The campaign will include TV and radio advertisements that will run nationally from October 2007 to March 2008.
Physical activity and building stronger communities
A resource from
ThemePARC: Creating healthy communities through active living
This resource was developed by Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition (OHCC). For more information on OHCC and their Healthy Communities and the Built Environment Project, go to http://www.healthycommunities.on.ca.
Linking health and the built environment: An annotated bibliography of Canadian and other related research
This literature review reported on studies identifying and exploring the relationships between the built environment and the health of
Healthy Workplace Week: October 22–27, 2007
Canada’s Healthy Workplace Week is a yearly celebration of workplace health in Canadian organizations.