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PlaySkills – HeartSmart Family Activities

This program has been created to provide elementary teachers with a resource to use with their class, which promotes the participation in physical activity. These activities can be easily photocopied and sent home with the students so that they can enjoy them with the support and guidance of family members and friends.

Author/Origin:
Heart and Stroke Foundation

Quit4Life (Q4L)

This free program is organized around 4 central steps: Get Psyched, Get Smart, Get Support, Get On With It. The handbook will help you learn about why you smoke, and how to quit and not start again.

Author/Origin:
Health Canada

Recreation New Brunswick

A not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the recreation and parks field by broadening the knowledge and experience base of its members and by advocating for the value and benefit of leisure and recreation opportunities for all people. The organization provides educational opportunities, offers resource materials, distributes a broad range of information through its publications, and acts as a voice for the recreation and parks movement in New Brunswick.

Author/Origin:
Recreation NB

Regional Wellness Consultants

Across New Brunswick, there are Regional Wellness Consultants that act as connectors and facilitators to help communities, families, organizations, schools and workplaces enhance their wellness. No matter what aspect of wellness you are working on, they can help guide you to the right resource and offer financial support. This map will help you identify which Regional Wellness Consultant covers your region and provides contact information for each of them.

Author/Origin:
New Brunswick Department of Social Development - Wellness Branch

School Travel Planning Toolkit

School Travel Planning is a comprehensive process designed to increase local ownership of Active & Safe Routes to School by engaging stakeholders that include school boards, municipal transportation planners and engineers, public health, police, parents, students and school staff. School Travel Planning undertakes research to assess the barriers to active school travel and uses this knowledge to develop and implement action plans.

Author/Origin:
Active and Safe Routes to School

Sport NB

This website provides programs, services, advocacy materials and an extensive sports directory in New Brunswick.

Author/Origin:
Sport NB

Start Your Story

Stories spark emotion and inspiration for all of us. The Wellness Movement’s new theme, “Start Your Story”, highlights wellness stories from New Brunswick individuals, families, community groups, schools and workplaces around the province to motivate people to take action to enhance their wellness and the wellness of those around them. Find inspiration in these stories, use them to inspire people in your community, and invite those who are already on their wellness journey to share their own!

Author/Origin:
The Wellness Movement

Susceptibility to Smoking Amongst Youth in New Brunswick

Youth who are susceptible and at risk of future smoking may be more vulnerable to personal, social and environmental influences that encourage them to experiment with tobacco. This report provides an overview of the current status and offers avenues of reflection on actions to take to reduce susceptibility to smoking amongst young New Brunswickers.

Author/Origin:
NB Anti-Tobacco Coallition

The Benefits of Gardening and Food Growing for Health and Wellbeing

It is increasingly recognized, by individuals and health professional alike, that gardening and food growing is good for our health and wellbeing. While much of the evidence for these benefits is anecdotal, there is a large, and growing, body of evidence published in the scientific literature. The aim of this review is to draw together some of the published evidence so that it can be used to support decision making and to encourage health professionals to actively use gardening and food growing as part of the health care service provision.

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