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
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....
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....
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....
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