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Service Providers in Ontario: Help Prevent Obesity Amongst Aboriginal Children, Best Start

Six Nations, Ontario
September 27-28, 2010

Are you interested in helping Aboriginal children to grow up healthy and strong?

The Best Start Resource Centre has developed Let’s Be Healthy Together, a new toolkit to help service providers to promote healthy childhood weights in Aboriginal children from ages 0 to 6.

We’ve booked our training spaces in Six Nations for September 27 and 28. This unique session will provide participants with two-days of rich learning experiences, including one full day of learning with traditional Mohawk teacher Diane Longboat at the Soul of the Mother lodge at Six Nations reserve.

You’re invited to an interactive train-the-trainer workshop to learn about:

  • How to use our toolkit with Aboriginal families
  • Improving your communication with Aboriginal people
  • Ways of promoting native culture(s) amongst Aboriginal people
  • Ways of addressing nutrition issues in your community
  • The importance of designing holistic programs and services

Training runs 11am to 4pm the first day and 10am to 4pm on the second day.

Keep checking http://www.beststart.org for info on training dates for upcoming Thunder Bay and Ottawa events. For more information about this project, you can visit http://www.beststart.org/aboriginal/index.html.

Attend this training if you’re interested in having fun, making new connections, doing hands-on activities, and getting new ideas for preventing obesity amongst Aboriginal children. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes for walking outdoors. Women, please bring a long skirt for your time at the lodge. If you have dance regalia and/or a drum, fiddle, or guitar, please bring it with you.

This training is limited to 50 people. Registration for the Six Nations event should be online next week!

The cost of the workshop includes healthy meals and one copy of the toolkit.

Cost: $120
Facilitator: Melanie Ferris