Introducing a family-based, ‘made in BC’ childhood healthy weights early intervention program

Generation Health is a FREE, fun, interactive program for families whose children are between ages 8 to 12 and are above the 85th percentile BMI-for-age. The program uses a lifestyle behaviour approach for promoting healthy weights in children and youth. 

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to healthy eating and active living
  • Setting goals and using effective rewards
  • Healthy body image and self-esteem, managing stress and active living for everybody
  • Creating positive family mealtimes and physical activity experiences
  • Family, food, and getting active outdoors
  • Positive parenting
  • Cooking and playing together

This 10-week program includes 10 two-hour weekly sessions and 10 weekly online e-sessions through the Family Portal. The Family Portal e-sessions provide families with additional information and activities for the week.

Generation Health is a community-based program and aligns with existing childhood healthy weights programs e.g., Shapedown BC and the HealthLinkBC Eating and Activity Program for Kids.