Project Newsletter

The Minding Our Bodies newsletter is here to communicate with all of our stakeholders in mental and physical health promotion. We want to keep you informed about our program and what it has to offer.

NOTE: Six issues of the MOB newsletter were produced during the pilot phases of the project (2008-2011). We are no longer publishing the newsletter, but you can sign up for the Minding Our Bodies e-Bulletin.

 


Issue No. 6 (April 2011)

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As the ground begins to thaw and the first signs of spring appear, we embrace the newness of the season. It’s time to turn over the garden soil and plant the seeds we will nourish into flourishing vegetable plants. Although our Eating Well for Mental Health pilot programs have come to an end, we hope their shared experiences will help plant the seeds for other organizations to grow their own programs.

Read on to learn about what our pilots have been up to over the past few months.

Contents

  • Pilot Snapshots
  • Dietitian and Dietetic Intern Core Learning Days
  • New Online Resources!
  • Recovery at Your Fingertips
  • Mental Health and Physical Activity Roundtable
  • From Pilot to Program: Moving Forward with Minding Our Bodies
  • Dates to Keep in Mind

Issue No. 5 (November 2010)

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The past few months have been quite eventful for phase II of the Minding Our Bodies project, Eating Well for Mental Health, and we are excited about it! After considering 15 expressions of interest, we selected six mental health organizations to pilot a healthy eating program over the fall and early winter months.

Contents

  • Eating Well for Mental Health Training Day
  • Meet the Pilots
  • Movement, Food and Mood: A Prescription for Healthy Minds
  • Finding Reliable Nutrition and Food Information
  • The Road to Physical Activity Training Day 2011
  • Mental Health Literacy and Skill Development Day for Dietetic Interns and Registered Dietitians

Issue No. 4 (April 2010)

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The wait is over. The Minding Our Bodies Toolkit is now available to everyone! See our special four-page insert, “Unlocking the Toolkit,” for an introduction to these free resources.

We’re also picking up steam on phase 2 of the Minding Our Bodies project, Eating Well for Mental Health. See inside for a taste of what we’ve got planned.

Contents

  • Eating Well for Mental Health: An Update
  • Learning from the Literature
  • Special Insert — Unlocking the Toolkit: Physical Activity for Mental Health
  • Meet the New Project Team
  • Healthy Eating Programs: Who, What, Where, When and How?
  • Dates to Keep in Mind

Issue No. 3 (December 2009)

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Minding Our Bodies Newsletter, Issue No. 3The Minding Our Bodies project has been very active during the past eight months, with training, launching and evaluating our six pilot programs, and beginning to share our findings. Looking to the future, we’ve begun to prepare for phase 2 of the Minding Our Bodies project: Eating Well for Mental Health. Read on for details.

Contents

  • Program Snapshot: Search for Fitness
  • Meet the Minding Our Bodies Team
  • Join Our Ask the Expert Panel
  • Minding Our Bodies, Phase 2: Eating Well for Mental Health
  • Free Pedometer Offer
  • Sharing What We’ve Learned
  • Activity Buddies
  • How to Get Involved
  • Dates to Keep in Mind!

Issue No. 2 (April 2009)

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Minding Our Bodies Newsletter, Issue No. 1Read about exciting project developments in the second issue of the Minding Our Bodies Newsletter.

Contents

  • Pilot Site Selection
  • What You Told Us: Findings from the Environmental Scan
  • A Sneak Peek Inside the Toolkit
  • The New Website
  • How to Get Involved
  • Dates to Keep in Mind!

 

PLEASE NOTE: In our description of the organizations selected to participate in the pilot phase, we failed to correctly identify all of the partners involved with Community Resource Connections of Toronto. CRCT is working in equal partnership with the North York General Hospital Participants’ Council, DECNET (Diabetes Education Community Network of East Toronto), and a Recovery Education Consultant. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Issue No. 1 (December 2008)

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Minding Our Bodies Newsletter, Issue No. 1The first issue of the Minding Our Bodies Newsletter introduces the project and the partners involved, explains our vision and why we think this project is important, lays out our next steps, and describes how you and your organization can participate.

Contents

  • Our Partners
  • Why Physical Activity for Mental Health?
  • What Is Minding Our Bodies, Really?
  • How to Get Involved
  • Dates to Keep in Mind