Supporting the health of our children
The Healthy Kids Community Challenge is a province wide initiative, working in 45 communities in Ontario. The Healthy Kids Community Challenge is being run out of the Windfall Ecology Centre. The Challenge combines a community-led method with centralized provincial coordination to help develop and implement evidence-based policies, programs and promotion.
The Healthy Kids Community Challenge aims to create a community where children have:
- Access to better resources to live healthier lives
- Increased physical activity
- Increased availability of nutritious foods and increased knowledge of nutrition
Through this we will aim to increase the overall health of the community. Funding for this initiative has been provided by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
Research was undertaken into the current state of health and well-being in Aurora to set the priorities for the Healthy Kids Community Challenge. This research is available for download here:
Aurora Community Needs Assessment
How to get involved
All kinds of groups will be joining forces in the Healthy Kids Community Challenge — public health organizations, recreation centres, schools, businesses, community groups and parents.
Our goal: To create a community where it's easy for kids to be active and eat healthy.
You can help make this happen.