The Healthy Kids Community Challenge is now focusing on its fourth theme, Power Off and Play! This theme encourages kids and families to build a balanced day by replacing screen time with more physical activity. It’s all about powering off devices and playing more. Why focus on screen time Research suggests that higher screen time … Continue reading Introducing Theme 4: Power Off and Play!
The Healthy Kids team launched the Choose to Boost Veggies & Fruits Passport Challenge at Michaëlle Jean Public School in Ajax on November 1. Students received their passports and learned about the importance of adding fruits and veggies to their diets every day! The Healthy Kids team will be delivering passports to all participating elementary schools … Continue reading Choose to Boost Veggies & Fruits Passport Challenge
Recipe for Reading Contest November 1 – 30 For families with children ages 3-10 After a busy fun-filled summer, Fall is the time to get back into healthy routines including family mealtime, stricter bedtimes and bedtime reading. The Library and Ontario Early Years have the perfect program to help your family bond while falling into … Continue reading Recipe for Reading Contest
Congratulations to Healthy Kids winners Liya (pictured) and Aaron! Their families took the Healthy Kids pledge at the Healthy Me, Healthy You event hosted by the Durham Health Department on September 16th. Check back for upcoming Healthy Kids events for your chance to win a bike!
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