Adolescents are exposed to messages each day that influence their decisions on how to eat and look at their bodies. Project Thrive will equip them to foster healthier relationships with themselves and others, becoming positive role models & healthy eating advocates among their peers.
* Project Thrive is created by Registered Dietitians and Social Workers
Register now as there are limited spots available!
We introduced you to Project Thrive…our newest program developed by Registered Dietitians and Registered Social Workers. It’s a fun, interactive and educational program created to build self-esteem and confidence. This March Break, encourage your child to THRIVE in the kitchen, in self-confidence and in nutritional choices.
Week 1: Let’s Talk Health
Week 2: Social Media Influence
Week 3: Let’s Get Cooking!
Week 4: Mindfulness & Nutrition
Week 5: Body Talk & Trust
Week 6: Building Meals and Snacks
Week 7: Diet Culture Around Us
Week 8: Project Thrive Finale
Program Evaluation, Celebration & Certificate Presentation
This program may be eligible for reimbursement by your workplace benefits. Coverage is listed as Registered Dietitian or Registered Social Worker and may be available through most Canadian insurers. Give your benefits provider a call to determine eligibility. Ask a team member for more details.
With 30 years of nutrition counselling experience, Filomena Vernace-Inserra (Registered Dietitian, RD) provides a compassionate and evidence-based approach to her tailored nutrition counselling programs, educational public workshops and nutrition-fuelled meal planning tools.
Project THRIVE is an 8 week transformative program that will guide youth on embracing a positive relationship with food and their bodies. We dive into the art of nourishing not just the body, but mind and soul, too.
During the program, youth will learn about food, nutrition, how to navigate the challenges of social media and beauty standards while teaching the skills needed to thrive and shine with confidence. Youth will also learn how to listen to their bodies, understand their needs, and embark on a journey of self-care and self-love, ultimately creating their own confidence toolkit to set themselves on a path to THRIVE in all aspects of their life.
Being comfortable and confident in the kitchen can only be created in the kitchen – so that’s where we’ll be!
Cooking is a basic life skill, but it is also a way we show love to ourselves and to others, while building a positive relationship with food.
During the culinary component of Project Thrive, we’ll be starting with the basics in the kitchen, and work on creating meals and snacks while building your skills, confidence, understanding of food, and what it means to nourish your body.
Project THRIVE goes beyond food and nutrition, recognizing the important connection between physical health, mental health, and overall well-being. The program addresses mental and emotional well-being, providing a safe space for self-expression, support and learning.
At THRIVE, we also recognize the importance of community support in fostering positive development. Project THRIVE empowers youth to navigate challenges with confidence by providing them with life skills, highlighting the interconnected aspects of food, health, and social well-being.