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Bookmark Design Contest

Bookmark Design Contest

The Toronto Public Library has created a new contest to get kids reading and drawing! Kids are asked to create a bookmark design, using the downloadable PDF provided. Kids/parents can drop it off at your local branch or bookmobile. Hurry! Contest closes Saturday,...

Rainy Day Activity Pages

Rainy Day Activity Pages

Perfect activity for a rainy day! Print these activity pages for a fun way for the kids to learn more about our current theme – Choose to Boost Veggies and...

Mango and Mixed Berry Smoothie

Here's a refreshing recipe for the summer! Try this and your tastebuds will thank you! Servings: 2 cups Prep time: 5 minutes Total time: 10 minutes Equipment A glass blender Chopping board Knife Measuring cups Ingredients 1 cup of chilled peeled and diced red-skinned...

Healthy Kids HD is Launching a Contest!

Show us how YOU Choose to Boost Veggies and Fruit in your meals, and you can enter to win a NEW blender! We want to see how the kids and families in Humber-Downsview make healthy meal and snack choices by including fruit and vegetables in their diet! Do you have a...

Water Refilling Station is Launched at The Firgrove Centre

We recently had the opportunity to share just how easy it is to choose water! It's the perfect time: Summer is here, it's getting hot outside, and the kids are even more active than ever! A water refilling station was launched at The Firgrove Centre and the...

Learn and Grow! Become a Member of the Black Creek Garden Resource

Want to learn how to grow healthy fruits and vegetables in your own garden? Become a member at the Black Creek Garden Resource! You can pre-order sees and seedlings for your garden before May 20th.  Seedlings are provided by 3 local farms and with your membership, you...

Calling All Young Artists! National Art Competition

The Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) is calling on artists aged 30 and younger across the country to participate in a national art competition with the goal to raise awareness of health services available to young Canadians. Winners will receive a $1,000...

Theme 3: Choose to Boost Veggies and Fruit!

The Healthy Kids Community Challenge has launched it's latest theme to encourage a healthy diet and lifestyle among Ontario's children and youth.  'Choose to Boost Veggies and Fruit' is a great way to include delicious fruit and vegetables in meals for the family....

Water Does Wonders: Just the Facts….

As we prepare going back to back to school following March Break, it's a good time to kick off the week with some good habits, and those include having water as a healthy beverage option for the kids.  Why? The facts are below: From age 4-18, almost 20% of the...