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Success Story! 
Grimshaw Junior and Senior High School is excited to share their brand-new programs geared towards healthy active living. Read the full article.
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March Newsletter
Five Finger Fling
Classroom Physical Activity Idea - Five Finger Fling
Classroom Physical Activity Idea - Five Finger Fling

Five Finger Fling is a great small space activity. This video demonstrates how to play it two different ways. For another variation, visit our website and download the handout from our professional development opportunity, DPA on a Budget. 
Thank you to the Be Fit for Life Network for allowing us to share this activity from their resource: Move and Play through Physical Literacy cards
Health and Physical Education Council Conference
HPEC's annual conference will take place May 2 - 4, 2013 in Medicine Hat, Alberta. This conference provides an opportunity for participants to build skills & knowledge by networking & attending various professional development sessions which support the implementation of the Physical Education and Health programs of study. Call for Presenters ends March 31, 2013.

International Physical Literacy Conference
April 20 - 23, 2013 | Banff Centre 

The International Physical Literacy Conference is designed to bring together sport, health, education and recreation experts to advance the knowledge, application and implementation of Physical Literacy programming across the globe.  


Find out more.

March is Nutrition Month
Choosing & Preparing Food for a Healthier You!

Spring is just around the corner and we would like to remind you that March is Nutrition Month! Alberta Health Services dietitians have compiled information relevant for school aged children and youth for use by interested schools on the following key topic areas:

  • Choose and Prepare Healthy Foods for Young Families
  • Choose and Prepare Foods with Little or No Added Sugars
  • Choosing Healthy Fats
  • Choose and Prepare Healthy Grains
  • Hold the Salt: Choosing and Preparing Healthy Food with Less Sodium
  • Plan Ahead: Shop with a List!

Download the School Resource Manual


Follow AHS on Twitter during March for daily Nutrition Month Tweets.

Alberta Sport & Recreation Leadership Summit
April 18 - 20, 2013 | Banff Centre

The 2013 Alberta Sport & Recreation Leadership Summit is a training and development opportunity for the provincial sport, active living and recreation sector aligning with the policy outcomes that are currently shaping those sectors.


Find out more.

Physical Activity to Promote Brain Health

The Alberta Centre for Active Living is proud to sponsor this important half-day Physical Activity Forum in Edmonton and Calgary in May 2013.


This presentation will focus on the major findings to date in the area of exercise neuroscience. Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose will help audiences, including practitioners and others, gain an appreciation of the important role of exercise in promoting brain health, as people age.


Edmonton: May 14th, 2013

Calgary: May 15th, 2013

Thank you for your continued dedication to the health and wellness of our children and youth.


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