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Local Services

The Janeway Lifestyle program works with referred children and their families on the Avalon Peninsula through individual clinics and group sessions. 
Clinic and Groups

Orientation session
All parents of referred children are invited to an Orientation session shortly after receiving the referral.  This 60 minute session is for parents only.  We will tell you about our program and provide background information about healthy active living. If you are interested in continuing with us, we will give you an appointment with the assessment clinic at the end of the orientation session.

Assessment Clinic

As part of our assessment, your child will see several health care professionals:

  • pediatrician for a medical assessment 
  • physiotherapist and recreation therapist for an activity/fitness assessment 
  • dietitian for a nutrition assessment 
  • psychologist or social worker for an intake assessment/psychosocial screen 

We will complete all assessments in one afternoon.  Please call to cancel if you cannot attend.


Our program offers a number of weekly groups for school-aged children and their parents who have been referred to the Janeway Lifestyle Program. We discuss various topics such as:
  • label-reading
  • eating out
  • guide to food and drinks
  • physical activity and play
  • sedentary activity
  • screen time
  • parenting and discipline
  • bullying
  • body image
  • stress
  • barriers to change
  • emotional eating
  • sleep
  • time management and meal planning
Follow up Clinic
After you finish your initial group sessions, we will continue to see your child in clinic every six to 12 months, until his/her 18th birthday. Follow up is both individual and group.

Individual: We will see you and your child in follow up clinic, one to two times per year, to provide support and help work through barriers.  In addition to clinic, there is also opportunity for your child to be seen by individual team members, as needed.

Group:  We offer various specialty groups for children and families to help address specific healthcare concerns, such as fundamental movement skills or food literacy skills. 

Referral Process
Health-care professionals can refer a child with an identified risk factor for the development of a chronic disease. Parents can also speak to their health-care provider about referring to the JLP. Visit the Referral section to learn more.


Downloadable Documents:
JLP Brochure

Updated Jan 23, 2017