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ParticipACTION Teen Challenge
ParticipACTION Teen Challenge is a program created for one reason: to help youth challenge themselves and their friends to get moving. 


Grants are distributed to any event/challenge/activity that gets teens between the ages of 13-19 physically active. Click for more info.

Healthy School Communities Wellness Fund
The Wellness Fund is offering a new grant funding opportunity for projects that support healthy school communities. Five grants are available. Click here for details.
AHS Webinar

There has been a lot of interest and effort across the province to improve the food environments within recreation facilities. 


You are invited to a provincial webinar that will provide strategies and solutions to promote healthy eating environments in recreation facilities. 


Click here for more information.

March Newsletter
Winter Running
AMA Youth Run Club - Winter Running
AMA Youth Run Club - Winter Running
Watch this video from the Alberta Medical Association (AMA) Youth Run Club with tips for running in the winter! 

Comprehensive School Health Approach Website

Alberta Health Services' Healthy Children and Youth team is pleased to announce the re-launch of the Comprehensive School Health Approach website. This site provides evidence-informed tools and resources that can be used to support healthy school communities in Alberta.


The website now includes more practical information, resources, and tools to support Comprehensive School Health (CSH). Our new resources address many topics that support healthy school communities, such as:

  • Forming a school health team and identifying champions
  • Engaging students as leaders
  • Developing a shared vision of a healthy school community
  • Completing school health assessments and action plans
  • Celebrating and sharing success
  • Creating healthy school policies. 

Visit the site to learn more about building a healthy school community today!

March is Nutrition Month!
Looking for healthy recipes? These websites have lots to choose from:
New Resource: Snack and Activity Bites Playing Cards
Ever Active Schools' new, oversized Snack and Activity Bites playing cards are great for kids. They include healthy snacking tips and activity ideas. Have a game of Crazy Eights or Old Maid and learn some great tips while you play. Order your set here, for $5 plus shipping!
Provincial After School Agenda
Submitted by Lisa Tink, Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation
ecognizing that after school is a complex issue and cannot be solved by individual programs or investments, commitment from many vested stakeholders will be essential. Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation is therefore working with partners in the development of an Alberta After School Agenda using a Collective Impact approach. Read more here.
HPEC 2014 Conference
Register for HPEC 2014 here. Ever Active Schools is pleased to be offering a wellness pre-conference. It will address physical activity, healthy eating and mental well-being. See you there! Early bird registration closes March 15!
Food Packaging and Labelling Lesson Plans 
Professor Charlene Elliot from the University of Calgary is offering two Media Literacy & Food Marketing lesson plans to help expand children's critical capabilities when it comes to packaging, labelling and nutrition. The lesson plans are designed for children aged 8-12 and 10-14. 

Contact Tannis Baker at bakert@ucalgary.ca to get more information about participating in the pilot or take a look at the fact sheet here.
We're Hiring
Ever Active Schools is hiring a Healthy School Communities Provincial Projects Coordinator. Application deadline extended to Thursday, March 13. Read the job description here.
Thank you for your continued dedication to the health and wellness of our children and youth.


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