Dal receives $5M for healthy lifestyle program

May 14, 2019

Dalhousie University has received $5M from the Public Health Agency of Canada to promote healthy eating and exercise in 360 schools across Nova Scotia. The program will hire youth engagement co-ordinators to travel to schools and offer healthy lifestyle ideas such as planting school gardens and mapping safe cycling routes to school. "Children and youth in this province are not active enough, they're not eating healthy and those things are actually going to cause health problems later in life," explained Dal researcher Sara Kirk. "We'll know that its successful when we have better health outcomes amongst our children and youth." CBC (NS)