In 2002 the World Health Organization stated, “this will be the first generation of children who will die before their parents due to preventable nutritional diseases.” This was the statement that sparked the development of NSTEP, specifically so children do not suffer from chronic diseases associated with being overweight or obese. We support students, teachers, AND parents in developing healthy habits for life. This requires that they have the knowledge, skills and attitudes to understand that what they eat and how physically active they are affects their physical and mental health as well as their level of happiness. NSTEP is providing fun and interactive nutrition and activity education to students, teachers, and families across Canada, making a positive change in the health of our communities.
Schools are very diverse, busy environments. But research shows that schools are the most effective initiative to create public health policy change. NSTEP purposely starts at Kindergarten to grade 6/7 so children have healthy habits for life. We build on this foundation with our junior senior high program Teen Brain. Our Chef on NSTEP community programs (food literacy) compliments our school program.
Come learn about NSTEP and the evidence of positive behavioural change in children in this session. If you are interested in starting the NSTEP certification program, you should also register for "NSTEP EAT WALK LIVE" Level 1 Certificate in the afternoon.
Depending on the preference of the individual, a notebook,or however they best learn.
Deb Hymers, B.H.E. (Foods and Nutrition), Dip Ed., MBA
Kathy Yamasaki is a recent retired teacher with 40 years elementary experience. She is the NSTEP Coordinator for Richmond and Delta and brought NSTEP to her grade 5 and 6 students which led to the whole school wanting NSTEP. Kathy implemented NSTEP EAT WALK LIVE to Howard Debeck in Richmond and is a trained NSTEP Coordinator who can also deliver NSTEP EAT WALK LIVE Certificate now.