What is Meant2Prevent?

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.



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.


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.



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


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