Program aims to MEND families

Getting active and learning about lifestyle habits and nutrition is something your family can do together

Getting active and learning about lifestyle habits and nutrition is something your family can do together thanks to a free program being held at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre.

The MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do It!) program offers children aged 7-13 and their caregivers an opportunity to get together twice a week with a group of like-minded families for fun and information, according to Jill Amy, the Aquatic Centre’s fitness programmer.

“Raising healthy kids is hard; MEND can help,” Amy said.

“That’s why North Cowichan is offering this free program that supports children and their families in becoming more active and healthier through interactive group sessions.”

Worried your children are spending more time in front of the screen than on their feet, playing? Want to brush up on your nutrition knowledge? If you desire a helping hand in making your family healthier this program may be for you.

Sessions run on Monday and Wednesday nights between 6 and 8 p.m. for 10 weeks, beginning Sept. 28.

While the goal is to come away with knowledge and improved lifestyle habits, and of course to accomplish something as a family, the prize at the end is equally impressive — a three-month family pass to the Aquatic Centre for completion of the program.

Space is limited, so contact Jill Amy at 250-746-3306 or jill.amy@northcowichan.ca soon to find out if MEND is right for your family.