We would love to hear about the great things members of the Wellness Coalition Avalon East are doing to promote healthy living in schools and ways in which groups can partner with schools to promote wellness. Please consider submitting an article for the Spring 2016 edition of Living Healthy News. Email your submission to Krista Manning by March 14, 2016. Below is the submission criteria which includes more information about Living Healthy News.
To view past editions of Living Healthy News visit: http://www.livinghealthyschools.com/eastern_news.html
To view past editions of Living Healthy News for Parents visit: http://www.livinghealthyschools.com/eastern_news_parents.html
Krista: firstname.lastname@example.org or 758-2388
The Network Weaver
The Network Weaver is the newsletter of the Wellness Coalition-Avalon East and serves as a mechanism to support the coalition’s mission statement:
To promote wellness in the Avalon-East region through community collaboration, awareness, and action.
The newsletter is intended to:
- help coalition members get to know one another;
- showcase some of the great work being done to promote wellness;
- provide ideas, tips, and resources to promote health and well-being
The Network Weaver is published three times a year: Spring, Fall, and Winter; and is shared with coalition members, other regional wellness coalitions, Eastern Health, and the provincial Department of Seniors, Wellness, and Social Development.
Submissions to The Network Weaver must meet the following criteria:
- Information, ideas, resources, programs and services are
- relevant to the coalition’s priority areas (listed on page 2)
- current, evidence-based and considered as “best” or “promising practices”
- Information is from a credible source
- Original sources are referenced
- Information is within the Canadian context when applicable (e.g. Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide)
- Author has the capacity and ability to respond to inquiries and requests from readers
- Proof (or confirmation) of written consent is required for use of photographs featuring identifiable individuals
- Article length
- Meet a Member – 150 words
- Grant Project – 100 words
- Tips, resources, programs, learning opportunities – 50 to 100 words
- Articles that advertise a service or product from a private company will not be accepted
- Articles that promote fund-raising initiatives will not be accepted
- Articles may be edited according to space, appropriate content and readability; if necessary authors will be consulted
- Even if all criteria are met, there will be times when an article may not be accepted as per editorial decision
Wellness Priority Areas
Healthy Eating is a key element in healthy human development, from the prenatal stage to later stages. Healthy eating according to Canada’s Food Guide helps people get enough vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, reduces risk of chronic disease, and contributes to overall health and vitality.
Physical Activity includes exercise as well as other activities which involve bodily movement such as playing, working, household chores, recreational activities, and using active ways to get around the community. It promotes healthy growth and development in children and youth; is important for healthy aging; improving and maintaining quality of life and independence in older adults.
Tobacco Free Living Communities, organizations, and agencies play an important role in promoting tobacco free living. Working together, they can prevent youth and young adults from starting to use tobacco; support people to quit and stay smoke-free; protect others from second-hand smoke by creating smoke-free spaces and policies; and help change attitudes about tobacco.
Healthy Environments are about creating and maintaining environments which promote good public health. The way communities are built can influence the opportunities we have to be healthy. Having safe roads for walking and biking, efficient transportation choices and routes, parks for outdoor activities, good air and water quality, housing options for all citizens, and goods and services close to where we live and work are all part of building a healthy community.
Mental Health Promotion is about promoting good mental health and well-being for all individuals and communities. It includes such things as creating supports in our communities, developing positive coping skills, building strong self-esteem, and being able to use the resources available to us.
Injury Prevention Injuries that happen as a result of “accidents” can often be prevented if safety measures are considered ahead of time. Many of the injuries from car, snowmobile or ATV accidents, poisonings, falls, fires or water-related incidents can be prevented or reduced.
Child and Youth Development Infant and early childhood experiences influence health throughout life. It is important to support health and well-being from infancy through the teen-age years in areas such as healthy pregnancy and birth, parenting and family support, early childhood learning and care, and community support.
Health and Literacy are linked. People with reading problems often have more health problems. Literacy is also linked with how much control people feel they have over their lives.
Health Promotion Wellness Consultant
Health Promotion Division, Eastern Health
Mount Pearl Square -Community Services
760 Topsail Road
St. John’s, NL A1N 3J5