Who can participate?

MEND is for children who are working with their families towards a healthy lifestyle or requiring help with achieving healthier behaviours. A parent or guardian must attend each MEND session with the child.

What happens at the MEND program?

  • Parents/caregivers join their children in each session to learn about how to choose healthier foods,spend more time being physically active and less on screen time.
  • Families participate in group sessions that show how small changes can make a big difference
  • Practical demonstrations, games and tips about healthy foods and label reading
  • Fun physical activity sessions for kids while parents discuss their successes and challenges with trained program leaders.

MEND is…

A place for the entire family
A place to meet new friends
A place to support making healthier choices

How to register for the MEND Program?

Call or email to find out if MEND is right for your family.

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Service Details

Geographic areas served: Nanaimo
Referral protocol: self
Age ranges served: child 0-12, youth 13-19
Languages spoken: English

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This program was last updated on 13 Jan 2016.