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About Healthy Kids Community Challenge (HKCC)

The Healthy Kids Community Challenge will run until the end of September 2018 with a new theme introduced every 9 months.

We recognize that healthy kids live in healthy families, schools and communities thus we aim to improve the conditions within our community by creating supportive environments that enable healthy behaviours in children, and related support behaviours from their parents.

Partners

Community collaboration is the key to the success of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge. Our group consists of representatives from the Town of Georgina, including Mayor Margaret Quirk who is our Community Champion, both York Region District School Board , York Catholic District School Board, Georgina Island Education, Jericho Youth Services, Georgina Chamber of Commerce, York Region Public Health, Canadian Mental Health Association and various other community organizations/businesses. We are all working collaboratively to ensure the success of the project.

Resources

York Region Public Health - Health is important to quality of life for everyone. York Region provides a broad array of programs and information to assist residents of all ages. 

Physical Activity - Go Active! Be Healthy. Get active and choose physical activity that you like to do. Start small and increase the time and intensity level as you progress. Regular physical activity can lead to improved fitness and strength, growth and development, mental health and mood, and give you a chance of living longer. It can also help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, types of cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and osteoporosis.  

Nutrition - Nutrition is key to health and York Region offers a range of nutrition programs, resources and services to promote healthy eating, access to healthy food and the development of supportive nutrition environments. 

Healthy Schools - York Region is committed to the development of healthy schools throughout the community. A healthy school can make a great impact on a student’s life by balancing nutrition, physical activity and overall well-being. York Region provides information, resources, materials and guidelines in order to help create a healthy school environment. 

Eat Right Ontario - EatRight Ontario wants to help you improve your health and quality of life through healthy eating. This service provides easy-to-use nutrition information to help you make healthier food choices.

Public Health OntarioThese infographics and graphics present results from a telephone survey of 3,206 parents living in Ontario, conducted between February and March, 2015. All results are parent-reported.  

http://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/BrowseByTopic/HealthPromotion/Pages/Parental-Support-for-Child-Health.aspx#.VztAPZgg2PU

Canadian Sport For LifeThe Sport for Life Society is recognized as the global experts on the Sport for Life movement, Long-Term Athlete Development, and physical literacy development. The purpose of the Sport for Life movement is to improve the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada.  

Active For LifeActive for Life is a Canadian not-for-profit social enterprise founded by B2ten. We are a national initiative created to help parents give their children the right start in life through the development of physical literacy.

Governement of CanadaFind reliable, easy-to-understand health and safety information for Canadians and health professionals.