Updates

  1. Curriculum Guides Ready

    June 3rd, 2015
    Health education and healthy living curriculum guides are ready for teachers
  2. How can governments support healthy food preferences?

    June 3rd, 2015
    Some insight from The Lancet about creating healthy food environments.
  3. Grants Help Encourage Healthy Eating

    March 2nd, 2015
    Grants have been distributed to help publicly funded institutions with healthy eating policies. NSCC Truro campus is one of the recipients. The community of Oxford is another.
  4. Swim to Survive program

    January 9th, 2015
    In a province of beaches and lakes knowing how to swim increases water safety, opens the door to many water sports like sailing and kayaking and allows enjoyment of our natural environment for life. The importance of this skill is recognized in Thrive! but how do you provide opportunities for all children in Nova Scotia  to learn to swim?
  5. Using AT to Bring Rural and Urban Together

    December 10th, 2014
    In urban areas, encouraging Active Transportation (AT) means making downtowns more walkable and streets more bikeable. Outside the city or town, promoting AT often depends on major infrastructure improvements and connections such as trails and paved shoulders.
  6. New physical education curriculum in schools

    November 20th, 2014
    The new physical education curriculum for grades primary to nine is currently being finalized for implementation in September 2015. It will help prepare young people with the knowledge and skills for lifelong physical activity, a vital part of good health.
  7. Increasing access to information on breastfeeding

    October 8th, 2014
    All Nova Scotians have access to the regional library system either by directly visiting one, or through e-services, books by mail, or mobile libraries.  This broad access makes the library a great place to provide reliable information on breastfeeding and parenting.