Healthy Kids Community Challenge: Choose To Boost Veggies and Fruit
This theme is about encouraging kids and families to make vegetables and fruit a part of every meal and snack. Veggies and fruit give kids the vitamins, minerals, and fibre that they need to stay healthy.
Reaching for vegetables and fruit throughout the day will help kids get at least 5 servings a day, which is the amount recommended by Canada’s Food Guide. During Theme 3, Healthy Kids Community Challenge communities will be working to support kids eating more vegetables and fruit by increasing access and availability in the places where kids spend time. Improving kids’ knowledge, skills and behaviours around healthy eating is also a goal under this theme.
Communities will be doing this through campaigns, policies, programs and other supports.
The Healthy Kids Community Challenge
Our Partners Make the Difference!
We’d like to acknowledge all of our partners within the Humber-Downsview community. These organizations work tirelessly to share the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, staying hydrated and developing healthy eating habits.
Water Does Wonders
The Phase Two theme of the Healthy Kids Campaign was Water Does Wonders. With this tagline, the kids, caregivers and program facilitators within our community were challenged to increase water intake. Through education and activities, participants were encouraged to choose water as an alternative to pop, sports drinks and high sugar juices.
Our Service Area
We offer services to residents in the Humber-Downsview area; from Steeles Avenue West (North) to Wilson Avenue (South) and from Humber River (West) to Bathurst Street (East).
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