About Us

Beginning in the Fall of 2018, the Family Healthy Living Program will be offered in communities across B.C. at local recreation delivery agencies and YMCA facilities. The Province has provided funding to the Childhood Obesity Foundation to develop a prototype for a ‘made in BC’ early intervention program that is tailored to BC families and communities. The program is delivered in partnership through the Childhood Obesity Foundation, University of Victoria and Province of BC.

The Childhood Obesity Foundation was founded in 2004 and was granted charitable status in 2006. Its mission is to lead a societal shift toward healthy eating and active lifestyles to promote childhood healthy weights and the resulting physical and emotional benefits. The Childhood Obesity Foundation has five years’ experience delivering and evaluating family-based childhood healthy weights programs in B.C. Over 1,000 B.C. children and their families have participated in these programs.

The Family Healthy Living Program was developed using an evidence-based approach and will undergo a process and outcome evaluation led by University of Victoria researchers. The purpose of the evaluation is to assess the reach and efficacy of the program, as well as to gain an understanding of the issues involved in implementing and sustaining program delivery across B.C. 

If you have any questions regarding the program please contact Karen Strange, Project Director: [Karen@childhoodobesityfoundation.ca or 1-250-882-6755] or Teresa Hartrick, Project Coordinator: [familyhealthliving@uvic.ca or toll free at: 1-888-650-3141].