Are you an early childhood educator, teacher, or recreation leader looking to promote healthy habits in your setting? These resources are here to help!
Children identify their teachers as people who influence what they eat and do. When you talk about healthy eating, make healthy food choices, and engage in physical activity, your students are more likely to do the same.
The Active for Life website offers lesson plan and resources that educators, caregivers, and program leaders can use to help children to develop physical literacy.
Children develop physical literacy by learning a wide variety of fundamental movement skills that allow them to enjoy many different physical activities and sports. Without physical literacy, they are less likely to stay active for life.
The Ophea website offers lesson plans, activities, and other tools for teaching healthy active living.
The Hop, Skip, and a Jump Activity Guide is a book full of games that support physical literacy development in the early years.
The Have a Ball Together page has a series of facts, tips, activity ideas and more to help children get the physical activity they need.
The Healthy Kids Community Challenge hosted a physical literacy conference in March, 2016. These are videos of the keynote presentations.
Check out these great videos on outdoor active play!
Check Canada’s Food Guide for healthy eating tips at any age.
Visit Unlock Food for tools and resources from Dietitians of Canada to promote healthy eating habits for kids.
To view the Food Access Guide for Hastings and Prince Edward Counties, please visit the Hastings Prince Edward Public Health Healthy Eating Resources page.
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