MEND healthy-lifestyles program comes to Abbotsford

The 10-week program starts Saturday, Oct. 4

The MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition … Do it!) program begins in Abbotsford on Oct. 4.

The free 10-week program runs Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Eugene Reimer elementary, 3433 Firhill Drive, and gives families the tips and tools they need to live a healthy lifestyle and maintain a healthy weight.

The idea of the program is to provide families with the ability to experience how small changes in physical activity, healthy eating and lifestyle choices can make a significant difference.

The program in Abbotsford is open to children ages seven to 13 and their parents or caregivers.

MEND is funded by the provincial government and supports Healthy Families BC, the government’s public health strategy that focuses on leadership, prevention and health improvement.

Almost 400 children and their parents or caregivers have participated or registered in MEND to date.

It is currently registering new participants at 16 sites across B.C., including Abbotsford.

To register or for more information, visit bchealthykids.ca.