On September 9, the Ajax Public Library (APL) hosted their second Pizza Garden party in partnership with Healthy Kids Ajax and PRYDE at St. Jude’s Daycare. 35 kids came out to the Village Branch to enjoy pizzas made with fresh herbs and veggies that had been harvested by the APL. Check back for upcoming Pizza … Continue reading Pizza Garden Party
Following the Big Sip at Applecroft Public School, the Healthy Kids team went across the road to St. Jude’s for an unexpected visit and loaded them up with prizes in recognition of their Healthy Kids bike rack being full to capacity for most of the past month! They were quite shocked and very appreciative. The … Continue reading St. Jude’s Surprise Swag Frenzy
Durham’s Child Nutrition Project (DCNP) hosted a Big Sip event at Applecroft Public School, Ajax on Thursday, June 15. DCNP, in conjunction with Healthy Kids Community Challenge Ajax ran a recipe contest among the Ajax elementary school students. Students had to submit healthy water recipes. The winner was Alex Broadworth from Applecroft Public School. Alex demonstrated … Continue reading Applecroft Public School “Big Sip” Winner
The Blue W program is dedicated to promoting municipal tap water as a healthy alternative to purchasing bottled drinks. Reusable bottles can be filled with free, clean water. Businesses that sign up will commit to having a refillable water station with free municipal water that will be accessible to everyone. Participating businesses will receive a … Continue reading Ajax Businesses Can Sign Up For Blue W
Congratulations to some of our Passport Challenge draw winners! Pictured are Athena and Kaison! Additional winners were Cara, Ishan, Jeremy and Keerthika. Well done to everyone who took the challenge to choose tap water over sugar-sweetened drinks. Hope everyone keeps with it and help keep your body healthy.
Think about not drinking water for 8 hours…this is essentially what we do every night while we’re asleep! When you think about it this way, it makes sense why we should hydrate as soon as we wake up. Drinking water throughout the day will keep you hydrated and your body functioning, but drinking a big … Continue reading Five Reasons to Drink Water First Thing in the Morning
To complement the Powered by Water theme, Healthy Kids Ajax is implementing an initiative titled SPORTS TEAM HEALTHY KIDS Pledge. This pledge is directed towards children 12 years and under, who are engaged in non-competitive (i.e. house-league) sports, such as basketball, volleyball, dance, soccer and more. As coaches and mentors to the children of these sports … Continue reading Sports Team Healthy Kids Pledge
Congratulations Sanskriti Snehal Shindadkar! Sanskriti Snehal’s family took the Healthy Kids Pledge at Winterfest in Ajax and was entered into the draw for a new bike and helmet. Thank you for all of the families that also took the pledge and are committing to make healthy lifestyle changes.
May 29 – June 2, 2017 Bike to School week is a week-long celebration for children of all ages and abilities to have fun and get into cycling for free. Participants that sign up for Bike to School week are entered for a chance to win incentives. Just For Ajax Teachers! Are you a teacher … Continue reading Bike to School Week 2017
Healthy Kids Ajax is calling for kids to take the Powered by Water Challenge. The challenge encourages kids to choose water over sugar-added beverages during the month of March. Download the Powered by Water Challenge Passport Once the passport is completed, it can be dropped off at any of the below locations by the first week … Continue reading Powered by Water Challenge