NSFHSA's Parent Conference and AGM is fast approaching. If you have not already registered, there is still time to do so or, you may register on the day. We have a great line up of guest speakers and with each registration we will be giving away a copy of one of Ann Douglas' books.
The conference runs from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm on Saturday October 19, 2019 at the Future Inns Hotel, Fairfax Drive, Halifax and registration is only $25. The conference is an opportunity to hear some great guest speakers who will provide information and insights on parenting, being involved with your child's school, how to advocate for your child and many more informative topics. We will also have vendors at the conference, who you will have an opportunity to talk with and find out how they can help with fundraisers in your local school. It is also a great opportunity to connect with other parents and community members to share information and have great conversations.
We look forward to you joining us on October 19!
NSFHSA would like to share with you an opportunity to enter submissions for an innovative and compelling evidence-based policy that will make a positive difference to Canadians. Please see sciencepolicy.ca/science-policy-award-cspc-2019 for more information.
Food Secure Canada is asking for your support to help pass Bill S-228. This bill is to introduce legislation to restrict food and beverage marketing to children under the age of 12. It is estimated that one in three children in Canada are overweight or obese. Furthermore 70% of children are not meeting the minimum daily requirement for fruit and vegetable consumption. Therefore protecting children from exposure to persuasive advertisement for food and beverages is an urgent public healthy priority.
Research has shown that food and beverage marketing to children affects the foods they request and prefer. This is why we need our Senators to vote for Bill S-228 to restrict the marketing of foods high in salt, sugar and/or saturated fat to children 12 and under. Add your voice and tell Senators to vote NOW, NSHFSA has! https://www.heartandstroke.ca/get-involved/advocate/help-restrict-marketing-to-children
Nova Scotia Accessibility Standards Online Survey
The Government of Nova Scotia is developing accessibility standards in education and the built environment. Input from the survey will be used to develop recommendations on ways to make education, buildings and shared spaces accessible for Nova Scotians.
All Nova Scotians are invited to complete the survey. It’s available in English, French and American Sign Language (ASL) at https://novascotia.ca/accessibility/standards-consultation.
The survey will be open until June 12, 2019. If you prefer to complete it on paper or another format, contact the Nova Scotia Accessibility Directorate at firstname.lastname@example.org or 902-424-8280.