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As teachers and students begin another school year in the provincial K-12 public education system, key stakeholders are preparing to ask Newfoundlanders and Labradorians their views on the state of public education in this province. 

Specifically, they are seeking people who have knowledge and opinions to share about local healthy, active living programs being offered for school-aged children and youth. The project, launched by the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation (HKR), is aimed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the initiatives, programs and activities across the province.
“We recognize more knowledge is needed of what initiatives exist in Labrador; what gaps exist in programming; and what’s working well,” said Dr. Michelle Kilborn, assistant professor with HKR. “The information we gain through this work will provide insights about future strategic directions for healthy, active living programs and promotion.”
Kilborn said as they consider the current and future health status of young people in the province, it is important they look at the social, cultural, economic and physical environment, and individual/regional characteristics.
Phase one of the project, which is in partnership with the Department of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development and Recreation NL, gathered information from the island portion of the province and now they are focusing on Labrador for the second part. The survey will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete and is available at https://goo.gl/L3cC8c. It will be available until March 24 and any questions or concerns can be sent to Megan Cummings (mcummings@mun.ca) or Dr. Michelle Kilborn (mkilborn@mun.ca.)

Specifically, they are seeking people who have knowledge and opinions to share about local healthy, active living programs being offered for school-aged children and youth. The project, launched by the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation (HKR), is aimed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the initiatives, programs and activities across the province.
“We recognize more knowledge is needed of what initiatives exist in Labrador; what gaps exist in programming; and what’s working well,” said Dr. Michelle Kilborn, assistant professor with HKR. “The information we gain through this work will provide insights about future strategic directions for healthy, active living programs and promotion.”
Kilborn said as they consider the current and future health status of young people in the province, it is important they look at the social, cultural, economic and physical environment, and individual/regional characteristics.
Phase one of the project, which is in partnership with the Department of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development and Recreation NL, gathered information from the island portion of the province and now they are focusing on Labrador for the second part. The survey will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete and is available at https://goo.gl/L3cC8c. It will be available until March 24 and any questions or concerns can be sent to Megan Cummings (mcummings@mun.ca) or Dr. Michelle Kilborn (mkilborn@mun.ca.)

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