MeM Partners Newsletter june 2013

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MeM Partners Newsletter june 2013

  1. 1. M E M P R É E N M O U V E M E N TMeM Partners Newsletter , june 2013 1Éditorial : Making a commitmentRight from the start, our organization has worked to foster healthy lifestyle habits, mainly by creatingenvironments that promote healthy eating habits and a physically active lifestyle. With our multisectorapproach, we hope to reach young people between the ages of 0 and 17 and their parents, and especially thedisadvantaged segment of the population.Our approach is the same throughout the MRC when dealing with health facilities, schools, child-care services,and with community and municipal institutions.Although our mandate is well-known (by readers of our newsletter, at least), it must be noted that steps toincrease awareness are being taken by other committees, in other regions, and in other sectors.The entire population needs to be made aware of the types of behaviour that promote healthy eating habits and aphysically active lifestyle.Because we’re all concerned in one way or another, professionally and/or personally, the responsibility to“promote” this message cannot be left to just a few organizations. It’s up to everyone, in his or her own capacity,to inform others about healthy lifestyle habits.Increasing awareness can be as simple as inviting people to join social media, such as ours, or sharing thisnewsletter with friends and family, or even just spreading the word.The purpose of this special editorial is to encourage you to get involved. One way is by making a commitmentto share with a growing number of people whatever links or knowledge you might have when it comes toadopting healthy lifestyle habits.This responsibility must become a multisector and collective project. Each and everyone one of us must make aneffort to spread the word in order to help decision makers adopt projects aimed at ensuring everyone’s wellbeing.So, spread the word!Denis Delbois Issue°14- June 2013PartnersNewsletter
  2. 2. M E M P H R É E N M O U V E M E N T2 MeM Partners Newsletter , june 2013Did  you  know  that...?From  daycare  to  school  -­‐  only  40%  of  youngsters  are  sufficiently  ac9ve;  -­‐  There’s  been  a  50%  drop  in  the  use  of  an  ac9ve  means  of  transport  to  school  in  fewer  than  30  years;  -­‐  one  out  of  five  youngsters  walks  or  rides  a  bike  to  school;  -­‐  more  than  80%  of  primary  school  children  live  less  than  1,6km  from  their  school;    -­‐  according  to  some  60%  of  youngsters,  transportaDon  is  one  of  the  main        -­‐  obstacles  to  being  acDve  in  their  free  Dme.Why  is  it  important  to  act?Simply  replacing  a  sedentary  lifestyle  with  a  moderately  acDve  one  can  have  tremendous  health  benefits  for  our  youth.    Thus,  an  acDve  means  of  transport  can  lead  to  a  significant  increase  in  physical  ac9vity  and  can  reach  thousands  of  young  people  who  don’t  take  part  in  any  other  form  of  physical  ac9vity.    This  measure  alone  can  lead  to  a  6%  increase  in  the  number  of  youth  who  get    sufficient  physical  acDvity.Young  people  who  get  to  school  by  way  of  an  acDve  means  of  transport  are  also  more  acDve  on  the  whole  than  those  who  travel  by  car,  because  the  laIer  don’t  make  up  for  these  periods  of  inacDvity  by  being  more  acDve  in  their  free  Dme.Besides  increasing  the  daily  amount  of  physical  acDvity,  an  acDve  means  of  transport  promotes  autonomy  and  socializaDon,  two  factors  that  also  play  a  role  in  academic  success.Many  factors  have  an  influence  on  acDve  transport  habitsSeveral  wards  and  ciDes  are  planned  mainly  with  motor  vehicles  in  mind  (big  boulevards,  wide  streets,  lack  of  sidewalks...).    Some  young  people  don’t  have  access  to  sports  installaDons,  equipment  or  acDviDes,  and  others  live  in  wards  that  don’t  allow  for  an  acDve  means  of  transport.    A  feeling  of  security,  whether  actual  or  perceived,  parents’  fears,  and  the  low  housing  density  of  an  area  can  also  impact  a  child’s  mobility.    So  many  factors  that  require  our  joint  efforts.  A  planning  mouvement  that  favours  an  ac9ve  means  of  transport  seems  to  be  underway.    It  can  be  seen  in  transportaDon  policies,  in  urban  planning  as  well  as  in  public  opinion.    The  changes  that  are  being  made  to  the  Urban  Planning  Law  and  the  upcoming  release  of  a  Quebec  plan  for  sustainable  mobility  should  accelerate  this  trend.How  can  we  change  the  situa9on?Changes  need  to  be  made  to  the  seWngs  in  which  young  people  spend  most  of  their  Dme  in  order  to  support  them  in  their  decision  to  adopt  an  acDve  means  of  transportaDon.It’s happening right here!Everything is fine in a perfect world, the sun is shining and the birds chirping....It’s happening right here!Everything is fine in a perfect world, the sun is shining and the birds chirping....
  3. 3. M E M P H R É E N M O U V E M E N TMeM Partners Newsletter , june 2013 3In  the  communityA  phycically  acDve  lifestyle  is  a  way  of  life  in  which  physical  acDvity,  in  all  its  forms,  is  valued  and  part  of  daily  life.    A  person’s  physically  acDve  lifestyle  can  include  physical  acDviDes  that  are  athleDc,  recreaDonal,  uDlitarian  or  a  means  of  transportaDon.Over  the  past  few  decades,  societal  changes  have  had  a  tremendous  impact  on  our  way  of  life.    The  technological  boom,  urbanizaDon,  the  transformaDon  of  the  tradiDonal  family  and  work,  changes  from  an  acDve  means  of  transport  (walking,  biking)  to  motorized  transport  (car,  moped),  and  the  sedentary  nature  of  many  types  of  acDviDes  have  contributed  to  a  reducDon  in  physical  acDvity  among  our  youth.Why  is  it  important  to  act?Because  physical  ac9vity  is  essen9al  to  the  development  of  young  peopleBecause  the  current  environment  does  not  promote  a  physically  ac9ve  lifestyle  Many  factors  affect  young  people’s  involvement  in  physical  acDviDesUrban  planning,  shared  use  of  equipment  and  installaDons,  security  and  accessibility  are  issues  that  affect  many  communiDes.    Also,  young  people  require  structure  and  suitable  condiDons  in  order  for  them  to  have  a  posiDve  experience.    If  it’s  posiDve,  there’s  a  greater  chance  they’ll  want  to  repeat  it.            How  can  we  change  the  situaDon?  Changes  need  to  be  made  to  the  seWngs  in  which  young  people  spend  most  of  their  Dme  in  order  to  help  them  adopt  and,  most  importantly,  maintain  a  physically  acDve  lifestyle.To  find  a  variety  of  useful  tools,  go  to    HYPERLINK  "hIp://quebecenforme.org/ouDls.aspx"  hIp://quebecenforme.org/ouDls.aspx  Available  nowThe  recipe  booklet  by  Bouchée  Double,  a  community  kitchen,  is  out!The  booklet,  which  sells  for  $10,  includes  dozens  of  recipes  for  appeDzers,  main  courses,  desserts  and  snacks.The  recipes  are  a  result  of  the  collaboraDon  between  the  community  kitchen  staff  and  the  nutriDonist  from  the  CSSS  and  have  some  very  interesDng  features:          -­‐  They  all  meet  school  norms  in  terms  of  healthy  eaDng          -­‐  They’re  very  easy  for  children  to  make          -­‐  They  can  be  made  in  under  30  minutes  (some  take  only  10  minutes!)          -­‐  Most  of  them  require  very  liIle  equipment  and  can  even  be  made  at  the  park!So  what  are  you  waiDng  for?!    Get  your  copy  of  the  booklet  from  the  community  kitchen.    You’ll  help  support  this  summer’s  acDviDes  or  even  those  planned  for  daycare  this  fall!A  big  thank  you  to  Bouchée  Double,  the  Memphremagog  CSSS,  and  the  partners  and  sponsors  for  their  wonderful  contribuDon!  It’s happening right here!Everything is fine in a perfect world, the sun is shining and the birds chirping....It’s happening right here!Everything is fine in a perfect world, the sun is shining and the birds chirping....
  4. 4. M E M P H R É E N M O U V E M E N T4 MeM Partners Newsletter , june 2013Last February, we were invited totake part in a presentation, in ourMRC, on the results of inquiries intothe lifestyle habits and behaviour ofyoung people. As mentioned duringthe presentation, the five VisionSanté publique newsletters relatingto the data from the inquiry into thehealth of secondary students arenow available at the followingaddresses:Physical activity for leisure and fortransportation:" http://www.santeestrie.qc.ca/sante_publique/surveillance_sante_publique_evaluation/documents/bulletin-vsp_no4_avril2013.pdfEating habits:" http://www.santeestrie.qc.ca/sante_publique/surveillance_sante_publique_evaluation/documents/bulletin-vsp_no5_avril2013.pdfWeight, physical appearance andactions taken concerning one’sweight:http://www.santeestrie.qc.ca/sante_publique/surveillance_sante_publique_evaluation/documents/bulletin-vsp_no6_avril2013.pdfCigarettes, alcohol and drugs:http://www.santeestrie.qc.ca/sante_publique/surveillance_sante_publique_evaluation/documents/bulletin-vsp_no7_avril2013.pdfSexual behaviour:http://www.santeestrie.qc.ca/sante_publique/surveillance_sante_publique_evaluation/documents/bulletin-vsp_no8_avril2013.pdfIf you have questions about any ofthese topics, please refer to thecorresponding individual:Physical activity for leisure and fortransportation:Gino Perreault (819 829-3400,extension 42561)Eating habits: Gino Perreault (819829-3400, extension 42561)Weight, physical appearance andactions taken concerning one’sweight:Gino Perreault (819 829-3400,extension 42561)Cigarettes, alcohol and drugs:Natalie Stronach (819 829-3400,extension 42126)Sexual behaviour: Béatrice Poirier(819 829-3400, extension 42558)I hope these newsletters will be ofhelp to you in your work and thatyou’ll enjoy reading them!It’s happening right here!Everything is fine in a perfect world, the sun is shining and the birds chirping....It’s happening right here!Everything is fine in a perfect world, the sun is shining and the birds chirping....
  5. 5. M E M P H R E E N M O U V E M E N TMeM Partners Newsletter , june 2013 5Environments  that  promote  healthy  lifestyle  habitsSource:    WMAG.CADid  you  know  that...recent  studies  have  shown  that  today’s  youth  might  have  a  shorter  life  expectancy  than  that  of  their  parents?  The  big  culprit:    a  sedentary  lifestyle!The  objecDve  is  not  to  moralize  but  instead  to  make  people  aware  of  the  detrimental  effects  of  not  being  acDve...enough.    Reducing  inacDvity  will  allow  more  people  to  live  longer,  healthier  lives.  hIp://www.wmag.ca/arDcles/bouger-­‐pour-­‐vivre-­‐1GeWng  kids  to  move  in  daycare:    hIp://www.wmag.ca/arDcles/relever-­‐le-­‐defi-­‐fySpecial  hiking  trails  coming  soon  to  the  Estrie  region!  hIp://www.wmag.ca/arDcles/10-­‐senDers-­‐de-­‐randonnee-­‐pedestre-­‐a-­‐essayer-­‐avec-­‐vos-­‐enfantsIn  the  municipality“Don’t  tell  the  Mayor,  but  he’s  responsible  for  my  health...”hIp://www.veilleacDon.org/veille-­‐acDon-­‐blogue/1290-­‐ne-­‐le-­‐dites-­‐pas-­‐a-­‐mon-­‐maire-­‐mais-­‐il-­‐est-­‐responsable-­‐de-­‐ma-­‐sante.htmlLocal  informa9on:At  Ecole  Val-­‐de-­‐Grâce,  they’re  sowing  the  seeds...  of  a  healthy  lifestyle!With  a  garden,  workshops  on  nutririon  and  food  tasDngs!!!There’s  an  enDre  report  waiDng  for  you  to  read!!!Just  click  here:  hIp://www.croquesante.metro.ca/projects/card.fr.html?project.id=6528#topBriefs!Social  Media  reminder          Facebook                    In  your  browser’s  search  bar,  type  hIps://www.facebook.com/MemphreEnMouvement?ref=hl                    1-­‐  Click  on  “  I  Like”                  2-­‐    Consult  the  archives  and  arDcles                    3-­‐  Post  comments                    4-­‐  Share  with  your  friends                    5-­‐  Get  your  friends  to  “I  like”  usLinks et infoShort guide to links that seem interesting. Enjoy your visit!Editorial StaffDenis Delbois — assistant coordonatorContactMemphré en Mouvement120, rue BellevueMagog J1X 3H2Tél. : 819 446 5005Memphre@regroupement.quebecenforme.orgDeniscoordoadjoint@me.comTwitter : @MemenMouvementwww.facebook.com/MemphreEnMouvement

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