Sports Day Celebration and Healthy Sideline Snacks

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 was Sports Day in Canada. In Burlington, we celebrated the day by joining together with many different sporting groups at Haber Recreation Centre where community memebers could participate in a variety of  “Try It” sessions including; wrestling, pickleball, soccer, lacrosse, badminton, gymnastics, cricket and many more.


Healthy Kids has been working with local sports groups to promote and educate about healthy snack choices and reducing sugar-sweetened beverages. Our main message: children should be rehydrating with water and refuelling with fruit and low sugar snacks.

For this event, Healthy Kids partnered with the Hayden H.S. grade 12 Nutrition and Health classes to create healthy sideline snack recipes. The students came up with five delicious, low sugar muffins that could easily be pre-made and frozen for snacks. Check out these recipes below, which all had nothing but rave reviews! Thank you to Susan Hammond and her classes for partnering with us for this event.

Remember – when it comes to thirst choose water first!




Share your idea for a Neighbourhood Water Project

Share your idea for a Neighbourhood Water Project

fountain-boyThe Burlington’s Healthy Kids Neighbourhood Action Teams have issued a Call to Action!

Share your idea for a Neighbourhood Water Project. The goal of the Call to Action is to develop activities across Burlington that increase awareness and knowledge about the importance of drinking water and decreasing sugar-sweetened beverages.

The projects provide an opportunity for groups and organizations to participate in the Healthy Kids Water Does Wonders theme; creating opportunities for children and their families to focus on learning and building on healthy eating, healthy hydration and physical activity.

Submit your project here: complete fillable PDF form and email to Rishia Burke,  The deadline for applications is Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 at 5 p.m.