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
Try these fruit-infused water recipes as an alternative to sugar-sweetened beverages. They’re easy and fun to make! Citrus Blend 1 orange, thinly sliced 1 lime, thinly sliced ½ of a lemon, thinly sliced 2L of water Ice Blueberry Orange 2 oranges, thinly sliced. A handful of blueberries 2L of water Ice Strawberry, Lime & Cucumber … Continue reading Four Flavourful Fruit-Infused Water Recipes
Ajax students are encouraged to walk to school for Winter Walk Day on February 1. Participating schools will receive a Healthy Kids prize pack that includes winter toques, a certificate of participation, and online recognition. Registration is now available online at ajax.ca/winterwalk. The goal of Winter Walk Day is to encourage schools and students to … Continue reading Ajax schools celebrate Winter Walk Day on February 1
Staying hydrated is often associated with summer weather. When kids play in the heat, it is easy for them to get thirsty and sweat. During the winter months, kids can feel less thirsty and can often forget to drink water as much as they would in the summer. Proper hydration is just as important in … Continue reading Four Tips to Stay Hydrated in the Winter
Convenient Tap water is the most accessible beverage option to everyone! You can easily refill a reusable water bottle at water fountains and water refill stations throughout the public. Organizations such as the Blue W, make it easy to access a water refill station near you! Cost Efficient Not only is tap water the most … Continue reading 5 Benefits of Drinking Tap Water