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Promoting healthy habits in Sherbrooke

First, it is important to establish a regular school committee to oversee the planning and introduction of recreational activities relating to healthy lifestyles (HL) and to have access to the necessary funding to carry out these activities. The following conditions also contribute to the successful implementation of HL interventions:

  •   the confidence, support and encouragement of the administration;
  •   task sharing between committee members;
  •   leadership on the part of the nurse or  physical education teacher;
  •   logistical and technical support of parents, teachers and students;

We seek the integration of HL activities in special events (e.g. nutrition month), the establishment of a balance between activities requiring a great deal of work and other less demanding activities, the integration of certain HL-related themes by teachers in the classroom, and the reuse of content from activities carried out in previous years.


Main researcher: Pascale Morin, Université de Sherbrooke

Original title : Analyse de l'implantation des initiatives de promotion de saines habitudes alimentaires et d'activité physique dans les écoles de la ville de Sherbrooke

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