St. Robert Catholic School, Ontario- London

Students and staff at St. Robert Catholic School in London are helping researchers find better ways to fight childhood obesity through NSTEP Eat Walk Live with Nutrition Ignition.  Led by principal investigator Dr. Danielle Battram of Brescia University College, this program is being made possible by a grant from GoodLife Kids Foundation.

“GoodLife Kids Foundation is committed to changing the future health of today’s kids through physical activity and healthy eating habits,” says GoodLife Kids Champion, Silken Laumann.  We chose to support this program because we recognize the vast potential it has to provide education and insight for Canadian schools in helping to promote regular physical activity and healthy eating habits in children’s lives.”

Students from grades 1 to 8 receive lessons from undergraduate students in kinesiology and nutrition that complement the existing school curriculum around health.  Newsletters, a health fair and a family take home challenge also help to involve parents and families.

Together, we can create a healthy future for Canadian kids

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