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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!
- The Wellness Movement
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.
- NB Anti-Tobacco Coallition
HEPAC’s website has a dedicated section with information and tools on the in motion initiative.
- Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Coalition (HEPAC)
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.
The mission of the NBFSAN is to provide leadership in the advancement of food security in New Brunswick. The NBFSAN website includes a directory of resources, list of NB programs and partners, and updates relating to food security in New Brunswick and Canada.
- The New Brunswick Food Security Action Network
This educational project helps students and their parents learn about how to eat healthy foods, protect the environment and save money! This program is set out for the Francophone and Anglophone primary schools of northwestern New Brunswick, but we encourage everyone from all over the world to consult our vast array of online resources and start packing a zero-waste and healthy lunch box and snack today.
In order to provide primary school teachers with educational and interactive resources, an online educational kit was developed. Its content targets several Specific Curriculum Outcomes (SCOs) of study programs established by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. This website features fun and dynamic educational videos in its “Animation Corner”, suggestions of activities in its “Activities Corner”, as well as promotional tools such as posters, banners and promotional items in its “Resources Corner”.
- A collaboration between The Northwest Regional Service Commission (NWRSC), The Vitalité Health Network, the District scolaire francophone du Nord-Ouest (DSF-NO), the Université de Moncton, campus d'Edmundston, the New Brunswick Department of Social Development - Wellness Branch and the North West Wellness Network
What do you have when you combine healthy exercise with hands-on street-proofing lessons and reduced air pollution emissions? A WALKING SCHOOL BUS! A Walking (or Cycling) School Bus is two or more families traveling together for safety. See this flyer for more information about how to start a Walking School Bus in your community.
- Active and Safe Routes to School