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Making the Case – Information and facts to help community stakeholders build their case for developing programs and initiatives targeting mothers and their families. (.pdf)

Newcomer Mothers - Sharing Their Thoughts about Physical Activity (.pdf)

Fact Sheets: Mothers – Useful information for mothers and their children, including nutritional advice, healthy eating tips, physical activity guidelines and equipment considerations.

  • Mothers of new Babies and Toddlers – How Active should you be? (.pdf)
  • Physical Activity for Mothers of New Babies and Toddlers (.pdf)
  • Physical Activity for Preschoolers (.pdf)
  • Physical Activity for School-Age and Adolescent Children (.pdf)
  • Equipment Considerations to be Active with Babies and Toddlers (.pdf)
  • Healthy Eating Ideas for the Whole Family (.pdf)
  • Nutrition Considerations for Breastfeeding Mothers (.pdf)
  • Meal Ideas from around the World (.pdf)
  • Snacking Tips for Busy Moms (.pdf)

Fact Sheets: Stakeholders – A series of fact sheets developed to assist community stakeholders in increasing physical activity and healthy eating opportunities for mothers and their families.

  • Organizing Focus Groups and Community Consultations (.pdf)
  • Addressing the Built Environment to Encourage Physical Activity for Mothers of Children and Youth (.pdf)
  • Building Your Case: Investing in Physical Activity for Mothers and their Families (.pdf)
  • Evaluating Physical Activity Initiatives targeting Mothers and their Families (.pdf)
  • Building Capacity to Deliver Physical Activity Programs, Services and Environments for Mothers and their Families (.pdf)
  • Involving Multi-sectoral Partners to Increase Physical Activity for Mothers and their Families (.pdf)
  • Marketing and Communicating Physical Activity Initiatives to Mothers (.pdf)
  • Structuring Physical Activity Programs, Services and Environments to Address Barriers for Mothers and their Families (.pdf)
  • Promising Practices – Planning Physical Activity and Sport Initiatives for LSES Mothers (.pdf)

LSES Resources -Targeted resources that address the needs of low socioeconomic status (LSES) mothers:

  • Comprehensive focus group report based on cross-Canada findings. (.pdf)
  • Summary reports on physical activity (.pdf) and healthy eating beliefs and behaviours (.pdf) among LSES Mothers in Canada
  • Assessment tools to help measure the accessibility, availability and affordability of physical activity and healthy eating opportunities.
    •  The A4 Approach – Assessment Table (.pdf)
    •  Program Assessment Checklist (.pdf)
    •  Childcare Assessment Checklist (.pdf)
    •  Assessment of Collaboration and Community Partnership Opportunities (.pdf)
    •  Facility Assessment Checklist - Indoor & Outdoor (.pdf - 2 pages)
  • Measuring Subjective Socioeconomic Status – SES Social Ladder (.pdf)
  • Meal Ideas from around the World (.pdf)
  • Snacking Tips for Busy Moms (.pdf)

Girls and Women in Sport & Physical Activity Images – A DVD offering high resolution, colour photos of girls and women of all ages participating in sport and physical activity. Copies can be purchased for $5 each by contacting CAAWS at caaws@caaws.ca or 613.562.5667.










I would love to get out and be active but I don't have anyone to go with.
Solution

Join a team or a class and meet other people in your area with similar interests. Suggest additional activities and get togethers, often others feel the same way you do. Check out Whirlpool Where To Play section for info in your area.