Calgary, Alberta, T2W 3Z2 Canada

Mission Statement

To educate and motivate children to EAT better, WALK more, LIVE longer.

About This Cause

NSTEP is a registered charity with a vision of creating a wave of health across Canada. Our mission is to educate and motivate children to EAT better, WALK more, LIVE longer. We are an education hub of scientific, evidence-based knowledge that focuses on learning, practicing and applying health habits for life. To achieve our mission, NSTEP employs a multi pronged approach. We develop and implement educational programs that are accessible and engaging for children, youth, families, and communities. Our initiatives focus on providing practical tools and resources for teachers, parents, students and other community members to use to help educate and motivate others. We have worked with various schools and community programs in Calgary and across Alberta and BC as well as post secondary institutions. We expand our reach and impact by directly working with populations who will work with children throughout their professional career which creates a ripple-effect in our content delivery. NSTEP brings its programs to where children learn, play and live. The NSTEP program addresses healthy eating and increasing physical activity so children develop healthy habits for life, starting at an early age. As a “grassroots” organization we deliver our comprehensive school health intervention directly into classrooms and community-based programs. NSTEP’s school-based elementary program (NSTEP EAT WALK LIVE) and junior/senior high program (NSTEP Teen Brain) are complemented with community Chef on NSTEP (healthy food preparation and cooking classes for kids). NSTEP also offers certification for post secondary students and professionals working with children and youth. Knowledge transfer of WHY healthy eating and activity build better brains is the catalyst for NSTEP Certificate seminars. Your donation to NSTEP will help kids live healthier, fuller lives through engaging, hands-on learning and experiences. You will give them the tools and skills to EAT better, WALK more and LIVE longer. Having NSTEP come out to our ELL Preschool classroom was such a benefit to our families and even us teachers. We had an interactive session with parents involved which helped them understand what healthy foods are and how much of each their children should be eating. The visuals were extremely helpful while working with a population that English is not their first language. The parents and children learned that healthy food helps us “glow, grow and go.” The parents and their children were given healthy foods (pita. hummus, spinach, tomatoes etc) to make a face out of and then got to eat their creation. Many parents said “oh my child won’t eat that” and they were shocked when the children not only ate it, but actually enjoyed it. The next week during snack time we seen many of the foods that NSTEP had brought (hummus, tomatoes, pita, spinach, peppers) and all the children were excitedly talking about their healthy food to their friends. We heard things like “listen this goes crunch”, “this one is squishy”, “I’m going to glow, glow, glow.” In speaking with the parents a couple of weeks later many expressed that they really didn’t believe their child would eat those healthy foods so they just bought foods that they knew they would eat, even if it wasn’t healthy. I would highly recommend this program! Lori McDonald 3-4 year ELL Early Learning Childcare Work Holy Cross Preschool

212 Canter Place Sw P.o. Box 83090
Calgary, Alberta T2W 3Z2
Phone 4038705448
Twitter @NSTEPca
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