Launch of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge second theme – Water Does Wonders!

Launch of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge second theme – Water Does Wonders!

The Healthy Kids Community Challenge Burlington is inviting residents to a community workshop to share ideas on how to encourage children and families to drink water as a healthy alternative to sugar-sweetened beverages. The event will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mountainside Recreation Centre.

“Having a city that is healthy and green is one of the four key objectives in Burlington’s 25 year strategic plan,” said Mayor Rick Goldring. “We want to help motivate kids to drink water when they are thirsty and make choices that will lead to good health.”

Ideas generated from the community brainstorming event will be used to support the second theme of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge, Water Does Wonders. Burlington is one of 45 communities selected to take part in the Province of Ontario’s Healthy Kids Community Challenge program, created to support healthy and active lifestyles in children zero to 12 years old.

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care will launch a new theme related to physical activity or healthy eating about every nine months and Healthy Kids Community Challenge Burlington will work together with local organizations to develop programs, policies and initiatives that promote and enable healthy behaviours.

“Children need a lot of water to stay hydrated and healthy,” said Jennifer Spence, the co-project lead for Healthy Kids Community Challenge Burlington. “Water makes up more than half of a child’s weight, and a steady supply is necessary to keep bodies working properly.”

For more information about the Healthy Kids Community Challenge, visit Ontario’s Healthy Kids Strategy plan.

Fall Learning Series: Inclusive Play and Engaging the Body

In partnership with the Burlington Library, Ophea and The Groove Education, Healthy Kids Burlington will be offering two learning series in the Fall for free. This is a great opportunity for parents, educator, coaches, and caregivers to learn a little bit more about inclusive play and engaging the body in physical activity.

To sign up, register at:

http://hkccinclusion.eventbrite.com
Inclusive Play Workshop
Wednesday Sept. 21, 2016
6:30 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m.
Brant Hills Community Centre

http://hkccgroove.eventbrite.com
A Movement Based Approach
Engaging the Body, Brain and Being
Tuesday Oct. 25, 2016
6 to 8 p.m.
Haber Recreation Centre

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New Theme Launch Event and Community Brainstorm – Water Does Wonders

Healthy Kids Community Challenge Burlington is getting ready to launch the new theme challenge  – Water Does Wonders and is inviting residents to a community brainstorm to share their ideas on how to encourage kids and families to drink water as a healthy alternative to sugar-sweetened beverages.

DATE:  Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016
TIME:   11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
LOCATION:  Mountainside Recreation Centre.
All is welcome to come. Please R.S.V.P. to Risha Burke at rburke@cdhalton.ca

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