Help Prevent Obesity Amongst Aboriginal Children

August 17 and 18, 2010 – Sudbury
Training runs 11am to 4pm the first day and 9am to 4pm on the second day.

Holiday Inn Hotel Sudbury
1696 Regent Street
Sudbury, On P3E 3Z8
Tel: 705-522-3000
Click here to registerSeptember 1 and 2, 2010
Training runs 11am to 4pm the first day and 9am to 4pm on the second day.
The Centre
100 Casimir Avenue
Dryden, On P8N 3L4
Tel: 807 223 5553
Click here to register

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.

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

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. If you have dance regalia and/or a drum, fiddle, or guitar, please bring it with you.

This training is limited to 50 people, so register soon! The cost of the workshop includes healthy meals and one copy of the toolkit.

Cost: $120
Facilitator: Melanie Ferris

Melanie Ferris (Horse Clan) is an Anishnawbe mother and health promotion consultant. She worked with Aboriginal people to develop this toolkit and training. Melanie is trained in developing curriculum and doing research from an Aboriginal perspective. Melanie always works to promote and include culture in her workshops.

For inquiries about registration contact:
Roshni Juttun: or 1-800-397-9567 ext. 2336; or 416-408-2249 ext. 2336,

August 17 and 18, 2010 – Sudbury
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September 1 and 2, 2010 – Dryden
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