1. Healthy Eating in Recreation and Sport Settings Guidelines now available online

    November 18th, 2015
    Developed with input from across the province, the purpose of the Healthy Eating in Recreation and Sport Settings Guidelines is to enable those who work, participate, and support activities in recreation and sport settings to change the food environment to support eating well.  Foods and beverages sold and served in recreation and sport settings do not always encourage healthy choices.  Some key objectives of the guidelines are to support a cultural shift towards healthy foods/beverages, increase acce
  2. Promoting physical activity in childcare and early learning settings

    October 5th, 2015
    If you are involved with a childcare or early years centre, you have an opportunity to adopt practices and policy that can promote physical activity among children. Preschoolers spend a substantial portion of their day in childcare. Therefore, these centres are an ideal venue to encourage healthy active behaviours.
  3. Walkable communities are healthier and wealthier

    September 16th, 2015
    An ideal community welcomes pedestrians, both visitors and locals.
  4. Blue Route for Cycling

    August 7th, 2015
    The first leg of Nova Scotia’s new Blue Route cycling network was launched on August 6. Blue Route is a collaborative project between Bicycle Nova Scotia and the provincial government. It is changing the physical environment to support physical activity, which is a goal of Thrive!
  5. Mi’kmaw Physical Activity Leadership Program: A Nova Scotia success story

    August 5th, 2015
    The Mi’kmaw Physical Activity Leadership Program was introduced at the inception of Thrive! The program is cost shared between the province and Mi’kmaw communities.
  6. Dynamic partnerships increase facility access

    July 30th, 2015
    Since the inception of the Facility Access Program, more than 25 organizations and facilities such as Cumberland County YMCA, Yarmouth Shelburne Municipal Recreation Association, and the Acadia Athletics complex have leveraged funds and provided opportunities for more Nova Scotia families and youth to access sport and recreation facilities across the province.
  7. Position statement on active outdoor play

    July 28th, 2015
    A position statement on active outdoor play was released as part of the 2015 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. It speaks to the need to reconsider views on risk, adapt policies, and create environments that support active outdoor play. This contributes to the culture change we are working towards with Thrive!