COMING SOON: HAPPI (Healthy Active Preschool Parents Initiative) is a community-based family program. This evidence-structured program is preventive: promoting healthy habits for children and their parents through diet, physical activity, sleep, and emotional well-being.
The HAPPI program is for children ages 0-3 and their parents and/or guardians. The families participate together in each session.
The program takes place on weekday afternoons/evenings or Saturdays to encourage parental participation. HAPPI consists of 10 sessions (eight with the group and two with each family), twice each month. The sessions are 1 1/2 hours each, including classroom family discussions and family/children’s activities.
The HAPPI program incorporates the key determinants of children’s wellness. Throughout the sessions, families explore healthy eating, sports and physical activity, proper sleep, and emotional well-being.