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School District No. 67 (Okanagan Skaha)
Skaha Lake Middle
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Generation Health

January 22, 2020

Generation Health is a FREE, family-based 10 week program held in communities across British Columbia. The program will support you in making family changes to healthy behaviours such as healthy eating, physical activity, screen time and sleep that support your child’s own health behaviours. The program is focused on practical, fun activities that build family connectedness while building both the parent/caregiver’s and child’s skills to make lasting changes. As well, the program incorporates positive mental health activities to build resilience and self confidence and help to enhance overall well-being. The YMCA of Okanagan, is excited to host this program through the Childhood Obesity Foundation (COF). COF is a non-profit organization and leading Canadian authority on issues related to childhood obesity.
The program is facilitated on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, for a 10 week duration. The first hour includes interactive discussions and activities about nutrition, healthy eating, and tools moving forward. The second hour is a physical literacy component where participants will engage in physical activity.
By attending Generation Health:
 Families learn about aspects of nutrition, including how to make healthy food choices.
 They learn how to change their eating and lead healthier lives.
 Healthy body image and self-esteem, managing stress and active living are some of the topics covered.
 Creating positive family mealtimes and physical activity experiences.
 Positive parenting around making healthy choices.
Generation Health is NOT a weight loss program, rather it is about empowering children and their families to lead healthy lifestyles. This program uses a practical interactive learning approach to teach children and parents skills for healthy living.

Program location: Carmi Elementary School
10 week sessions starting on: February 4th, 2020
For more information or to register please contact:
Jared Hidber
Community Programs Manager
YMCA of Okanagan T: 250.643.1864