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)

Welcome to MEND!

MEND is offered in these communities: Vancouver, Surrey, Langley, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Cranbrook, Kamloops, Kelowna, Prince George, Powell River, Nanaimo, Campbell River, North Vancouver, Saanich, Coquitlam, Burnaby, Fort St John, Maple Ridge, North Cowichan, Penticton, Agassiz and Richmond. Click here for MEND Site Information Sept 2016.

What is MEND?

MEND empowers children and families to become fitter and healthier. There are two MEND programs. MEND 5-7 is for children 5-7 years old and their families and MEND 7-13 is for children 7-13 years old and their families. Both programs are free, fun and interactive and support the entire family in adopting a healthy lifestyle.

Who can participate?

MEND is for children who are working with their families towards a healthy lifestyle or requiring help with achieving healthier behaviours. A parent or guardian must attend each MEND session with the child.

What happens at the MEND program?

  • Parents/caregivers join their children in each session to learn about how to choose healthier foods,spend more time being physically active and less on screen time.
  • Families participate in group sessions that show how small changes can make a big difference
  • Practical demonstrations, games and tips about healthy foods and label reading
  • Fun physical activity sessions for kids while parents discuss their successes and challenges with trained program leaders.

MEND is…

A place for the entire family
A place to meet new friends
A place to support making healthier choices

How to register for the MEND Program?

Call or email to find out if MEND is right for your family.

Follow this link to find the MEND program nearest you MEND Site Information Sept 2016

For more information, please visit the BC Children’s Hospital website by clicking here.