Run. Jump. Play. Every Day.

Run. Jump. Play. Every Day. is the first theme from the Healthy Kids Community Challenge Ontario. The challenge is designed to create and adapt healthy behaviours for children aged zero to 12 years through healthy eating and physical activity.  This theme encourages physical activity through active play, sports, active transportation and structured activities.

“The City of Burlington is committed to offering our residents opportunities to live and play in our community,” said Mayor Rick Goldring. “Being selected as one of 45 communities across the province to participate in the Healthy Kids Community Challenge is a perfect fit to help us achieve this strategy.”


To help launch the first theme, Chalk It Up events will be taking place at YMCA after school programs and at city recreation centres from Thursday, Oct. 29 until Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. Residents are also encouraged to have their own Chalk It Up event by using chalk to play at home or in their neighbourhood park. Ideas include creating a hopscotch game, drawing a giant board game and pretending to be the game pieces and drawing a giant dance area and having a dance party.

Download Theme 1 – Run. Jump. Play. Every Day. Fact Sheet

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Theme 1 Action Plan (April 2015 to June 2016)

Download Theme 1 Action Plan pdf.