Children, Seniors and Social Development


Wellness is everyone's responsibility. Individuals, families, schools, groups, organizations, business and all levels of government have a role to play. Some partners will plan and deliver programs, while others will focus on the development of strategies and policies. To make a difference, we must combine our efforts and all work together to promote health and wellness.

The Provincial Wellness Advisory Council will continue to provide advice and guidance on the wellness priorities to government through the Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development.

The four Regional Health Authorities - Eastern Health , Central Health , Western Health , and Labrador-Grenfell Health - offer a full range of health services including community and public health. Through their health promotion divisions the Regional Health Authorities work with individuals, groups and communities to promote health and prevent illness.

The six Regional Wellness Coalitions operate within the Regional Health Authorities. The coalitions provide opportunities for people to become involved in community action for wellness.

Schools throughout the province are creating school environments that support healthy living for children and youth. The initial focus of Healthy Students Healthy Schools is on healthy eating, active living and living smoke-free.

Eat Great and Participate promotes healthy eating to children and youth and increases access to healthy food and beverage choices in recreation, sport and community facilities and at events across Newfoundland and Labrador.


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