Today, school teachers and student champions from across Saskatoon Health Region will step up as leaders in school health at the 11th annual in motion and Nutrition Positive Leadership Symposium.
The symposium provides an opportunity for inspired school champions to build their leadership skills and to develop plans to make physical activity and healthy eating a visible part of their schools. During the symposium, teachers and students will work together to find creative solutions to the hard-hitting reality that less than 15 per cent of Saskatchewan children and youth are meeting physical activity guidelines, and only 30 to 40 per cent are eating the recommended minimum number of fruit and vegetable servings each day.
The theme of this year’s symposium is the Amazing Race, and will challenge participating students to complete six stations, road blocks and pit stops focused on physical activity and healthy eating.
“The Leadership Symposium is a great opportunity for schools to build healthy school teams that involve both teachers and students in the planning and delivery of physical activity and healthy eating in their schools,” says Brent Rioux, Senior in motion Consultant, Saskatoon Health Region.
This year’s symposium will take place at the SaskTel Soccer Centre from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
In motion is a community-based physical activity strategy that encourages all citizens to make physical activity a part of their daily lives. Nutrition Positive is a school-based healthy eating initiative to help schools create nutritious food environments.