News releases from Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005) (Page 4)

Plan Puts Nova Scotia On A Healthier Course

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

Premier John Hamm and Health Promotion Minister Rodney MacDonald announced today, April 27, a new $500,000 grant program to get people more active as part of the province's plan for a healthier Nova Scotia. The plan is supported by $3.6 million in new funding -- a 24 per cent increase -- that the Office of Health Promotion is receiving in this year's budget.

More Support to Battle Childhood Obesity

Premier's Office / Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

PREMIER'S OFFICE/HEALTH PROMOTION--More Support to Battle Childhood Obesity

Wilderness Navigation Course Offered

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

A wilderness navigation course will be held May 7-9 at MacGowan Lake, Queens Co. The course is offered by the Nova Scotia Outdoor Leadership Development Program (NSOLD).

Province Highlights Commitment to Health Promotion

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

HEALTH PROMOTION -Province Highlights Commitment to Health Promotion

Road Safety Is No Accident

Transportation and Public Works (to Oct. 23 2007) / Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

TRANSPORTATION/PUBLIC WORKS/HEALTH PROMOTION -Road Safety Is No Accident

Active Kids in a Community Near You

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

Children and youth across Nova Scotia will have more opportunities to be active thanks to the work of their communities and the support of the province.

Crosby Wins Canada Games Award

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

Nova Scotia hockey sensation Sidney Crosby is the province's first winner of an award for exceptional Canada Games athletes.

More Action to Reduce Tobacco Use

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

The province is taking another step to curb tobacco use in Nova Scotia by implementing a tobacco tax increase.

More Support for Nova Scotians to Quit Smoking

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

HEALTH PROMOTION -More Support for Nova Scotians to Quit Smoking

Judique Goes Back to the Ice Age

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

The people of Judique have home ice advantage on Saturday, Jan. 31, when the community's outdoor rink is showcased to the public.

Funding for Fitness Instruction Workshops

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

HEALTH PROMOTION -Funding for Fitness Instruction Workshops

New Tobacco Strategy Television Ads Unveiled

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

New television ads will use humour to de-glamorize smoking, countering decades of advertising and marketing by the tobacco industry that portray smoking as glamorous. Health Promotion Minister Rodney MacDonald unveiled the new ads today, Jan. 20, as part of the province's tobacco control strategy.

Prepare to Survive This Winter

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

HEALTH PROMOTION -Prepare to Survive This Winter

Province Acting on National Injury Report Findings

Health (To Jan. 11) / Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

HEALTH PROMOTION/HEALTH--Province Acting on National Injury Report Findings

A New HIV/AIDS Strategy for Nova Scotia

Health (To Jan. 11) / Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

A renewed HIV/AIDS Strategy for Nova Scotia will decrease the number of people being infected with HIV and improve services and resources for those who are infected. The strategy was presented to government today, Dec. 1, World AIDS Day.

Assistant Chef de Mission Named for 2005 Games

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

A Halifax physical education teacher and school athletics director has been named Team Nova Scotia's assistant chef de mission for the 2005 Canada Summer Games in Regina, Sask.

Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Key to Better Health

Cancer Care Nova Scotia / Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

CANCER CARE N.S./HEALTH PROMOTION--Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Key to Better Health

Active Transportation in Wolfville and Windsor

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

The Pathways for People Active Transportation Tour is coming to the Annapolis Valley to encourage people to walk and wheel around town. The tour promotes the value of active transportation in improving people's health and physical activity, and the community's air quality and traffic congestion.

Thousands of Students Walk to School

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

Almost 10,000 Nova Scotian students walked to school today, Oct. 8, to mark International Walk to School Day.

2003 Breastfeeding Challenge

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

Mothers across Nova Scotia will compete in the 2003 International Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge on Saturday, Oct. 4, to promote the benefits of breastfeeding during World Breastfeeding Week. At 11 a.m. the participants will attempt to set the Quintessence World Record for the most infants breastfeeding at one time.