Take the challenge, be the change. Become a Snacktivist!

What is the Snacktivist Challenge?
The Snacktivist Challenge is an initiative in partnership with the City of Burlington promoting healthy sideline snacks. Healthy Kids Community Challenge Burlington is working with local youth sports teams in promoting healthy behaviour. By providing healthy snacks to children who play sports; parents, coaches, guardians and leaders become role models. City of Burlington sports teams can sign up for the Snacktivist Challenge and become leaders in providing healthy environments for participants.  The Snacktivist teams will pledge to drink only water and provide healthy sideline snacks at games and practices.

 

Why pledge?  
Be part of the solution!  By providing tap water and not sugary drinks on the sidelines, you are affirming your commitment to helping kids sip less sugar, way to go!  Check out these surprising facts on sugary drinks at waterdoeswonders.ca.

What’s in it for the Sport teams?
•    Increased community profile as a caring leader and proactive  role model
•    You are supporting environmental efforts to reduce waste and promote tap water.
•    Satisfaction knowing you are helping kids to lead healthy active lifestyles
•    We will highlight your team on our Healthy Kids website and social media.

A big thank you to the following teams for taking the pledge! At the end of the season, your team will entered into a draw for a team party to celebrate your season. Please read the Snacktivist Challenge Contest Rules and information of the prize for the team party celebration.

Burlington Girls Hockey Club (BGHC)

Burlington Girls Hockey Club (BGHC)

  • Atom AA
  • PeeWee A
  • Black Widows
  • Shamrocks

Burlington Organized Minor Baseball Assoc. (BOMBA)

Burlington Organized Minor Baseball Assoc. (BOMBA)

  • Pirates, Mosquito Division
  • The Dodgers
  • Mosquito Cubs
  • PeeWee Pirates
  • Red Sox
  • Expos
  • Giants
  • Boston Red Sox

  • Rookie Ball Mets
  • The Cubs
  • Red Sox
  • Rookie Ball Padres
  • Mets
  • Tigers
  • Dodgers

Burlington Soccer Academy

Burlington Soccer Academy teams

  • BSC U9 Boys
  • BSC U11/12 Boys
  • BSC U13/14 Girls
  • BSC U10 Boys
  • BSC U13/14 Boys

Burlington Youth Soccer Club (BYSC)

Burlington Youth Soccer Club (BYSC)

  • Lions
  • Raptors
  • U7A Mini Knights
  • U4/U5 Girls
  • U6 Boys
  • Leafs
  • U9 Girls
  • Kelly Green Canadiens

City Rep Hockey Eagles

  • Burlington Eagles Tyke 3

Scooby Soccer

Scooby Soccer teams

  • U4 Wildcats (Monday)
  • U6 Patriots (Saturday)
  • Trailblazers
  • U8 Cdn Tire “Lady Bugs”
  • ICE
  • Trotters
  • The Rovers
  • Colts-Royal Blue
  • Rockets
  • Lemon
  • Laser

  • Hurricanes U5
  • Fever (purple)
  • Blasters
  • Tigers
  • Titans
  • Goal Busters
  • Challenge
  • Blizzard
  • Blueberry
  • Impact
  • Stingers
  • Mighty Ducks

Do you want to implement healthy snack practices within your organization? Here are some templates and resources to help you get started.

Parents Letter

Snack Schedule

Sample Snack Policy

Healthy Snack Ideas

Encourage healthy snacks at games and practices. Check out some simple and quick healthy snack options. Here are some helpful links to get you started on the right track to healthy snacks!

Smart Snacking, Canada Food Guide
Healthy Kids Recipes, Heart and Stroke
Quick and Easy Snack Idea, Eat Right Ontario
Healthy Snacks for Healthy Kids, Coaching Assoc. of Canada
Sports Nutrition, Sick Kids
Healthy Eating, Alberta Health Services
Healthy Snack Checklist, Lambton Public Health
Nutrition Resources, York Region
Facts on Snack, Teach Nutrition

 

Check out this video featuring a minor soccer team who accepted and embraced the challenge!