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Build Your Own Picnic Basket!

Friday, July 13, 2018
Summer season also means picnic season! Grab the family and head to a nearby park for some summer fun. The park can be a great place for a picnic with all the grass and open space to have fun and relax. A park with a playground is a bonus when picnicking with kids, allowing them to run, climb, and...

Energize Your Family Vacation!

Thursday, June 28, 2018
Childr and parent in front of parked car with their hands up
Ah … The Family Vacation. A different take on the 3 Rs: Relax, Reconnect, Rejuvenate. Oh, except maybe not the relax part. Travel, especially with young kids, can involve long, crowded and confining conditions, impacting their ability to move around. Oh, and maybe not the rejuvenate part. Because...

Exploring DPA In Action LIVE!

Thursday, May 17, 2018
group of students in classroom posing for picture
On May 4th, 2018, Ophea joined Andrea Haefele and Kelly Chatzinikolis for a Facebook Live session exploring Daily Physical Activity (DPA) In Action. The embedded recorded Facebook Live video is a follow up to the Making Sense of P/PM 138: Continuing the Conversation and Making Sense of P/PM 138:...

NEW One A Day For Active Play: Fruit Platter Balance

Monday, April 30, 2018
3 cards from ophea'sa one a day for acticity play resource fanned out
Ophea’s NEW One a Day For Active Play hardcopy resource includes 200 games and activities that are fun to use for active breaks, ice-breakers or to support the implementation of Daily Physical Activity. Try the Fruit Platter Balance activity! Great for all ages and settings, this activity gets...

Let’s Get Moving!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Movement is...Joy, Belonging and Learning.
Today (March 28) Ophea launched the Movement is... campaign, to help promote the importance of getting kids physically active every day. Research shows that movement can help students in lots of ways. Our Movement is...campaign shines light on how movement is...“joy, learning, and belonging.” By...

New Ophea Report: Parental Attitudes Towards Health in Ontario Schools

Thursday, March 8, 2018
Ophea Parent Poll
Today Ophea released the results from a survey completed in fall 2017 by Environics Research Group. Ophea surveyed parents of Ontario school-aged children to better understand their perspectives on pressing health issues, Health and Physical Education (H&PE), healthy schools, physical activity...

Screens are Everywhere: How to Integrate Screen Time into Children and Youth’s Daily Lives Without Sacrificing Physical Activity

Monday, March 5, 2018
The majority of children and youth are not engaging in enough heart pumping physical activity for optimal health. At the same time, many of these children and youth are accumulating excessive amounts of time engaging in sedentary behaviours, especially screen time. This combination of sedentary...

4 Ways to get active this Family (FUN) Day!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
mother running in the snow with two adolescent children.
Cold weather doesn’t mean you need to keep the family fun indoors. With the appropriate clothing and a sense of fun and adventure you and your family can have a season of excitement. Need a little inspiration? Here are four ways to move more this winter and over the Family Day weekend. Hit The Ice...

December Teacher Feature: Jen Powles

Thursday, December 14, 2017
Ophea’s excited to bring to you a series of “Teacher Feature” blogs. Featuring Q&A’s with leading Healthy & Physical Education teachers, the blogs share ideas, insights, and resources straight from the source. This Teacher Feature brings you practical and inspiring ideas for teaching H&...

Active Goals for the New Year – Motivation from Ophea Staff

Thursday, December 7, 2017
Happy Holidays
Goodbye 2017, hello 2018...well almost. There’s something about a fresh start that sparks energy and ponder (for the sceptic in us). Thoughts of trying or starting something new have been conveniently excused with the words “I’ll do it next year”. And now, with 2018 just around the corner, Ophea...

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