NSTEP (Nutrition Students Teachers Exercising with Parents)

Registered Name: NSTEP

Business Number: 817942949RR0001

End Childhood Obesity in Canada by 2025!

'NSTEP is creating a wave of health consciousness across Canada by educating the children of today to

be the health champions of tomorrow. Over 1.6 million Canadian children are overweight or obese.

Thirty percent of our children are not getting healthy food, enough exercise, nor the education to know

how to get either. They are vulnerable to a whole host of preventable diseases. At 'NSTEP EAT WALK

LIVE we are committed to wiping out childhood obesity by 2025.   Our programs work directly with

schools to inspire teachers, students and parents to make small simple changes for lifelong benefits.

'NSTEP Eat Walk Live works collaboratively with schools and teachers to incorporate healthy activity and

nutrition lessons into their core curriculum. Yet, we have only been able to impact .5% of Canadian

kids because we just don't have the financial resources to reach more. With your financial support,

we will be able to have a greater impact as we reach more teachers, more schools, more children and

their families, from kindergarten through high school.


What People Are Saying

"The 'NSTEP program is precisely what the education system needs in order to effectively promote healthy living to our youth, and invoke change in the value systems of a generation whose health has been negatively affected by the electronics era. "

— Stacey Laing- University of Alberta Practicum Supervisor

"What I liked about [‘NSTEP] was it tied into what I was doing... I was amazed by how many students hadn’t tried certain fruits. Once they try it, it really works. I think it supported what I try to do in the classroom...I was really happy because it supported what we’re doing."

— Franca Scali-Kindergarten Teacher

"This morning when visiting classrooms I asked if participation is the 'NSTEP programme helped them decide what to eat for breakfast as well as lunches and snacks they brought...The answer was a resounding YES"

— Kelly Kozack-Principal

"Our staff has enjoyed this programme and the presenters are lively and engaging. I saw students attentive during the presentations and eager to hear more. We have already begun to see great improvement in the types of foods being brought for lunches. "

— Marian McDermott-Principal

"We strongly recommend and school that has the opportunity to have the 'NSTEP program in their school do so. 'NSTEP provides very valuable information about healthy eating and exercise to the whole school community."

— Elsie Bertholm-Principal

"One particular student, he stopped bringing the processed sugary foods, and he became really excited about fruit. He was definitely affected by too much sugar. He’s into healthy eating now. That’s exciting."

— Franca Scali-Kindergarten Teacher

"Last month 4 Calgary Hitmen came to James Whelan School [with 'NSTEP]...My grandson Cooper called me the next day and said they came and talked about healthy eating, exercise, and how important decisions you make today affect your life. They left a great impression on Cooper."

— Ed Rogalsky-grandparent

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