Symposium on effects of healthy habits on early childhood

January 13, 2017

Healthy Start/Départ Santé is a bilingual initiative promoting healthy eating and physical activity in early learning and childcare in Saskatchewan.  

On Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 the Healthy Start/Départ Santé program is hosting a symposium to showcase the results of a comprehensive evaluation study conducted by SPHERU in collaboration with the Université de Sherbrooke. The symposium will also discuss how an intervention like Healthy Start has an effect on the health and well-being of young children and their caregivers. 

Everyone is welcome to join the Healthy Start/Départ Santé Symposium in Hall A at the Prairieland Park Trade and Convention Centre on Jan. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

This event is also an opportunity to share the Healthy Start/Départ Santé story, the milestones and lessons learned after four years of implementing the program in French and in English, in both Saskatchewan and New Brunswick. 

Through a partnership of organisations led by the Réseau Santé en français de la Saskatchewan (RSFS - Saskatchewan Network for Health Services in French), with funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Healthy Start is an evidence-based approach that engages early years’ directors, educators, cooks and parents, providing resources, training and ongoing support.  

Registration to attend in person ends Friday, January 13, 2017. Online participation (video conferencing) will be available the day of the event as well:


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