The Healthy Kids Community Challenge
Introducing Theme 4: Power Off And Play
‘Screen time’ is the time spent using a screen-based device, such as a smartphone, tablet, computer or television1 . Not all screen time is unhealthy. Screens can offer an important way to learn and communicate in school and at work. They can also be used in an active way – like playing tennis, soccer, baseball or other sports games on a device.
The focus of Power Off and Play! is on minimizing children’s recreational and sedentary screen time. It’s all about powering off devices and playing more.
Get Involved with Danforth-East York
Get involved with the Healthy Kids Community Challenge! Join us on our social media channels @HKCCEastYork and check the events page of the website regularly to get updated information about upcoming events and initiatives!
Looking for healthy programs in Danforth-East York? Check out our 2018 Summer Passport with info on food markets, community kitchens, family programs, wading pools, splash pads, indoor & outdoor pools, splash pads & emergency food assistance! CLICK HERE to download...
Recess Revival Round Up! Over the past six months, HKCC Danforth-East York has been visiting elementary schools over the lunch hour recess to encourage kids to be physically active! The Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines recommends that kids ages 5-17 get at least...
Thank you! We want to say a huge THANK YOU to all the kids who entered the 10-5-2-1-0 Challenge! We had over 375 entries telling us all the ways that you like to stay healthy in Danforth-East York! Check out some of the great entries below! We put all the entries into...
South Riverdale Community Health Centre (SRCHC), the lead agency for Healthy Kids Danforth-East York features Power Off & Play and raises awareness about reducing screen time in their newsletter “Health Matters”, spring edition 2018. Check it out! POWER OFF...