LIVE 5-2-1-0!


or more veggies and fruit per day


no more than two hours of screen time a day

hour of physical activity or more per day


no sugary drinks

Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do It! (MEND)

Childhood healthy weights continue to be a priority in B.C.  As programs are delivered we learn more about what is required to best meet the needs of B.C. children and their families.  With this in mind, the Childhood Obesity Foundation has developed a new made in B.C. early intervention program. The new Family Healthy Living Program is community-based and aligns with existing B.C.-specific childhood healthy weights programs that help children and their families work towards a healthy weight and a healthier lifestyle.  As a result, MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do It!) is no longer being offered in B.C.

The Childhood Obesity Foundation would like to extend our sincere thanks to all of the families, staff and partners who participated and supported the MEND program across B.C.

We encourage you to visit to learn about the new early intervention program.

For a list of pediatric weight treatment centres, please click here.

Looking for more information on childhood healthy weights and the supports available for BC families?

Healthy weight programs that are available to BC families include:

  • Shapedown BC provides a free, multidisciplinary, healthy lifestyles approach for families with children/teens ages 6-17 years old who have weight management issues (Body Mass Index greater than the 97th percentile or between the 85th and 97th percentile if comorbidities are present). Physician referral required. For more information visit:
  • HealthLink BC Eating and Activity Program for Kids is a telephone-based program designed to support BC children, teens and their families reach a healthy weight and improve their overall health and quality of life. Families work with a pediatric dietitian and a qualified exercise professional. The program is available to BC residents between the ages of 0-18 and their families. For more information visit:
  • Contact: