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Celebrate Screen Free Week with Power Off and Play Passports!

Power Off and Play is the next phase of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge, which promotes powering off before sleep, during meal and snack time, and encourages physical activity, social interaction, and fun and educational activity choices for children. Balancing kid’s screen time can increase cognitive and communication skills in a child’s development. Screen Free … Continue reading Celebrate Screen Free Week with Power Off and Play Passports!

Are Your Kids Addicted to Screens? 3 Ways to Reduce Their Use

My biggest parental challenge is curbing my 12-year-old twin boys’ daily tablet, smartphone and electronic device play time. So when I recently discovered them sneaking their handheld gaming systems into the car for a short drive to soccer practice, I couldn’t help but wonder, are my kids addicted to their screens? According to an article … Continue reading Are Your Kids Addicted to Screens? 3 Ways to Reduce Their Use

Introducing Theme 4: Power Off and Play!

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!

Choose to Boost Veggies & Fruits Passport Challenge

  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

Applecroft Public School “Big Sip” Winner

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