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MEND program for childhood obesity

Mend Program 7 - 13
Mend Program 7 - 13

MEND is a free program for families and children ages 2 to 13. It empowers children and families to become fitter, healthier and happier! Learn how to make healthier lifestyle choices for your entire family - check out MEND!

You will learn about:

  • Healthy eating and mealtime habits
  • How to read food labels
  • What serving sizes look like
  • Building self esteem
  • Active play
  • Positive parenting
  • Behaviour change strategies
  • Healthy growth
               M = Mind
               E = Exercise
               N = Nutrition
              D = Do it!

MEND 2 - 4

This is a healthy lifestyle program for children aged 2 to 4 years and their families. The program has 10 sessions spread over 10 weeks. Each session is 90 minutes long.

MEND 5 - 7

This is a healthy lifestyle program for children aged 5 to 7 years and their families who are at risk of, or are above a healthy weight. The program has 10 sessions spread over 10 weeks. Each session is 1 hour 45 minutes long.

MEND 7 - 13

This is a healthy lifestyle program for children aged 7 to 13 years and their families who are above a healthy weight. The program has 20 sessions that are spread over 10 weeks. Each session is 2 hours long.

More information and registration

If you are interested in learning more about the MEND or would like to register for a program, please contact 403-648-6573 for ages 2-4 years and 403-366-3994 for ages 5-7 and 7–13 years. 

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The MEND program is offered in partnership with Alberta Health Services.​