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Policy to Promote a Healthy Lifestyle: ACTION!

4 février 2012

Montréal, le 4 février 2012 - Mr. Marvin Rotrand, the Councillor for the district of Snowdon and leader of the majority, officially launched the Action Plan for the Policy to Promote a Healthy Lifestyle while at the first Côte-des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Sports Festival. Adopted last January 16th by Borough Council, this plan is composed of the various measures to be put forth by the Borough to encourage its citizens to adopt and maintain healthy eating habits and physically active lifestyles.

Amongst those measures are the gradual removal from municipal facilities of foods containing artificial trans fats; the creation, upgrade, and maintenance of infrastructures available to citizens for physical activity; and the broadening of available services in sports and leisure activities. Moreover, the Sports Festival constitutes one of the first measures to be implemented with the aim of encouraging youth to be more physically active. Indeed, the result of a partnership between community groups and the Borough, the Sports Festival is an opportunity for youth aged 6 to 13 to participate in their first wide scale sports competition.

Aside from providing an environment conducive to healthy lifestyles, the Borough's elected officials have taken to heart the goal of persuading citizens to adopt healthy eating habits and a physically active lifestyle despite busy schedules and a lack of time.

Mr. Rotrand thus calls on the population: “We know that many citizens have already adopted healthy lifestyles and that is why we invite them to send us short video clips showcasing their tips for eating well and staying fit.”

These clips will be broadcast on the Borough's YouTube channel so that they may serve to inspire fellow citizens. The clip submission procedure is detailed on the Borough's web site at the following address: ville.montré

The Policy to Promote a Healthy Lifestyle was elaborated following a plea by the Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire, for municipal governments to increase their promotion of healthy lifestyles. The Borough of CDN―NDG was the first to respond to the provincial government's call.

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