This symposium will bring together Northerners working in health, social services, education, and mental health. We welcome everyone….. Elders, early childhood educators, teachers, doctors, community health and wellness workers, recreation coordinators, nurses, dietitians, people working with families and any anyone else who is interested in supporting healthy children. The program will discuss childhood obesity and health, and the factors that influence healthy growth in the North.
Speakers will talk about health inequities, culture, screen and sleep times, activity, food security and more.
Keynote Speaker: Healthy Kids, Healthy Families, Healthy Communities – Focusing on Opportunities to Promote Healthy Habits and Healthy Weights - Dr. Geoff Ball PhD, RD, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Alberta; Director Pediatric Centre for Weight and Health, Stollery Children’s Hospital, Edmonton, AB