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What is Meant2Prevent?

With so much healthy living information out there, it can be confusing at times to know what resources to trust!

The Meant2Prevent resource hub is a place where families and healthcare professionals can find trusted, youth-focused resources that promote healthy living and lifestyle habits to help raise healthy children!

 

Healthy Living Topics:

 

Look around our Resources for Families page to find tips, articles, videos, and trusted websites!

Healthcare Professionals can find current clinical tools and guidelines, as well as healthy living resources to provide to families.

 

BACKGROUND

Meant2Prevent is a type 2 diabetes prevention initiative for children and youth. This project is a collaboration between 13 of Canada’s children’s hospitals through Canada’s Children’s Hospital Foundations (CCHF).

Establishing healthy, active lifestyle habits early in childhood is the best way to stay healthy throughout life. On this website, you will find trusted materials for both healthcare professionals and families on a number of healthy living topics ranging from chronic disease, nutrition, physical activity, mental health, and sleep.

 

WHY TYPE 2 DIABETES

About 35 years ago type 2 diabetes did not exist among children and youth. Today, 1 in 3 people under the age of 18 will be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in their lifetime.

 

OUR MANDATE

Empower families, youth, and healthcare professionals across Canada with evidence-based resources and tools to promote healthy living habits and prevent pediatric type 2 diabetes.

 

OUR VISION/GOAL

If we change the health of children, we will change the health of Canada.

 

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