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fit kids-doctors manitoba logoDoctors Manitoba’s Fit Kids Healthy Kids was developed out of a deep commitment by Manitoba’s physicians to the health and well-being of Manitoba’s children.

Fit Kids Healthy Kids is a program that recognizes the health benefits of physical  movement, the advantages or getting children active early in life. While the program is designed for all, there is a particular focus on inner-city and disadvantaged communities.

Recently, as part of a strategy to inckids skippingrease awareness and the reach of this program Doctors Mantioba proudly sponsored the Canada Games mascot Niibin. In addition to many Canada Games events, you will be able to see Niibin out with Fit Kids Healthy Kids motivating children to be active and engage in sport.

Fit Kids Healthy Kids is a physical literacy program founded in partnership with Sport Manitoba. The program provides services that help recreation leaders, health leaders, early childhood educators, parents, teacher and community in general to learn the meaning and importance of physical literacy. It teaches children the fundamentals of movement that make kids confident and competent in sport, recreation, and life. The goal of the program is fit, healthy kids that are active for life.

fit kids healthy kidsWe believe it is important to provide opportunity for children to learn skills like running, jumping, throwing and catching as well as many others through games and activities that are non-competitive and inclusive.

Programs include:

  • Motion Zones: where Fit Kids Healthy Kids set up free play zones with awesome equipment and games supervised by staff
  • Drop-Ins – to work with parent tot groups, childcare centers, after school programs and day camps
  • 8-12 Week Programs to work with organizations to build capacity in adult leaders enabling them to get kids moving; and
  • Training Sessions to teach Staff about physical literacy, fundamental movement skills and how to incorporate games and activities into their programs.

For more information about Fit Kids Healthy Kids please feel free to visit its website.

If you are interested in becoming involved or being a Doctors Manitoba volunteer at a Fit Kids Healthy Kids event please contact Allison Crolly at 204-985-5856 or acrolly@docsmb.org

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doctors care logoViewers have a behind-the-scenes look at healthcare services throughout the province. Over twenty-five doctors have been interviewed for this ambitious project.

Each episode informs, educates and provides a glimpse into the lives and perspectives of many of the province’s medical leaders, each of whom has devoted their lives to delivering quality care to patients. We witness a cardiac surgery and learn about the Cardiac Sciences Program initiative.

We explore rural medicine; meet a number of medical residents as well as children’s health researchers.

Visit with doctors at CancerCare Manitoba and learn about Manitoba’s successful kidney transplant program.

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