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Humber-Downsview's Resource page for the Healthy Kids Community Challenge

The Healthy Kids Community Challenge (HKCC) promotes healthy eating, physical activity and healthy lifestyle choices for children. Check out these fun and easy recipes approved by local Ontario registered dieticians.

Health and safety experts in child care recommend that providers limit screen time to no more than 30 minutes per week. Limiting media time for kids two and older during their time in child care will help meet that recommendation: reduce screen time to no more than 2 hours per day, including time at home. This guide gives a description of what “too much” screen time means and some helpful tips on where to start.

While technology is a very useful and increasingly important part of our lives, the amount of time that children spend with technology has become a national concern. There is no question that advances in technology have allowed machines to enhance learning and development for older children and adults. As schools increase the use of technology as a teaching tool, it is our collective responsibility to limit children’s use of entertainment-based technology at home.  This PDF outlines how limited screen time can benefit children of all ages, and how to include physical activity as a healthy alternative.

Want to limit the amount of time the kids spend in front of the TV or computer, but don’t know where to start? Here’s a list of 101 fun ideas for children of all ages.