Nova Scotia doctors, schools, teachers and youth and community groups are celebrating the 10th anniversary of Doctors Nova Scotia’ s Kids’ Run Club.
Last year, 17,500 youth from around 250 schools spanning the province participated.
The goal of the Kids’ Run Club is to contribute to a healthier Nova Scotia by instilling the importance of regular physical activity and healthy eating in youth so that they form habits that become part of their everyday lives as adults. Find out more about the Kids’ Run Club here!
Out of over 250 schools across Nova Scotia that have participated in the Kids’ Run Club, 22 have been with the program since its inception in 2004, and are still going strong.
Schools in our community include:
· Arcadia Consolidated Elementary
· Meadowfields Community School
First year of girls-only program
This year not only marks the 10th anniversary, but it’s also the first year for the girls-only program. The girls-only program is fundamentally the same except with an additional focus on issues affecting girls. Some of the benefits of the girls-only program include increased self-confidence, the promotion of positive body images, and a non-competitive approach that celebrates personal achievement.
The girls-only program is now being offered to junior and senior high schools across Nova Scotia.