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January 24, 2019 It’s National Non-Smoking Week and as Canadians we have a lot to celebrate.  In the past 50 years smoking rates have gone down significantly. (more…)

The True Cost of Healthy Eating

January 15, 2019 Making healthy food choices can be challenging in today’s food landscape with packed schedules, long commutes and the prevalence and convenience of fast foods luring us into bad decisions on empty stomachs.  (more…)

All the Right Moves: Physical Activity Across the Life Span

December 12, 2018 On December 4th, BCAHL hosted a webinar about physical activity across the life span, highlighting how important it is to be active at every age because how we move affects our health, independence and overall well-being. (more…)

Hey Gushers, Leave our Kids Alone!

November 28, 2018 Previously I wrote about how my son went on a vegetable-eating strike a few months’ shy of his second birthday.  Today at 4 years old, he has not picked up a veggie OR put down his picket sign. (more…)

An example of a delicious dinner my son would never eat in a

Space Carrots and Broccoli Brains – my son is having none of it

October 31, 2018 My son does not eat vegetables. No way. Not having it. Not going to make me. The last time he put a vegetable in his mouth -and actually chewed and swallowed it- (yup, those are counted as steps in our house), was a pudgy fistful of peas when he was just over a year and a half old. Around that time my husband and I unwittingly turned what may have...Read More >

Come On and Join the Local Motion: Learning from 4 Diverse ‘Active Communities’ Projects

October 30, 2018 On October 29th BCAHL hosted a webinar taking us behind the scenes of four successful and diverse Active Communities projects from across the province. (more…)

Two BC Public Health teams share the spotlight in the latest Evidence-Informed Decision Making Casebook

October 5, 2018 The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools has just released Issue #2 of their Evidence-Informed Decision Making (EDIM) Casebook. (more…)

Municipalities across BC call on the province to fund infrastructure so residents can safely walk, bike and roll.

September 13, 2018  Resolution B15 calling for a Provincial Active Transportation Strategy passes at UBCM Convention and is supported by 125 endorsers of the Communities on the Move Declaration FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Vancouver, B.C., September, 13, 2018 - Delegates across BC voted in favour of an Active Transportation Strategy and Fund, supporting a resolution put forward by the District of North Vancouver and similar to resolutions advanced by Courtenay, Chase, Kent, Squamish, Vernon and...MediaRead More >

One family’s quest for a healthy lifestyle led them to Vernon

September 11, 2018 Cyndy and Peter Chung love to be active. They share their passion for the outdoors with their two young sons, Kenny age 4 and Nicky age 2. In fact, Cyndy and Peter make active living such a priority, they decided to move. “We visited Vernon, BC, last June and loved it so much,” said Cyndy.  “It seems like every other driveway has a camper van or a boat. Everyone enjoys...Read More >

Why not start the new school year with a New Year’s resolution?

September 5, 2018 In the article, #20ReasonstoBike: Your kids will thank you for it, HUB Cycling’s Jel Kocmaruk cited a 2016 parent survey which showed that only 25% of Canadian children walk or bike to school, while 58% are driven. In turn, the 2018 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth[1] gave Canadian youth a D- in active transportation, meaning we are close to flunking on biking, walking, rolling, scooting...Read More >