GASHA Public Health Recreation and Public Health April 7, 2011 Public Health Board Recreation Director was the first Chair of the Guysborough Community Health Board when the Health Boards were first established. Hearts in Motion • Partnered with GASHA to provide program in Guysborough (2009) and Hazel Hill (2010). Working to create future programs. • At completion of program, Guysborough Municipal Recreation continued delivering the service. TEAM • TEAM (Teaching Eating and Activity Management to Families) is a family program that helps families make healthy choices everyday. • Now is part of the school curriculum at Fanning Education Centre and Canso Academy. PACY • Physically Active Children and Youth is an after school program for children grade K-8. • Provides an opportunity for children to be active and participate in a number of activities with their peers. • Fitness testing is done at the beginnning and end of the program utilizing FitnessGRAM. • Have brought in Public Health nutritionists to talk to children and parents about healthy eating. Other Programs • • • • • • Wellness Classes Moms in Motion Action for Menopause TOPPS Weight Watchers Grade 12 Students-Preparing Healthy, Cost Efficient Meals • Making Healthy Lunches Improving People’s Health Recreation offers a number of programs to help residents lead a healthy active lifestyle. • Zumba • Boby Bar • Walking Clubs • Step Class • Yoga • 30 minute workout Municipal Physical Activity Plan • Five year plan approved by Municipal Council in 2007. • Ongoing initiatives to enhance opportunities for citizens to participate in physical activity programs and services (structured and unstructured).