Healthy Kids Community Challenge

Collingwood is one of 45 communities across Ontario that will be working with the province to promote healthy eating, physical activity and healthy lifestyle choices for children. Every nine months, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care will launch a new theme related to physical activity or healthy eating; two protective factors associated with healthy weights in children.

RUN. JUMP. PLAY. EVERY DAY.

The first Helathy Kids Community Challenge theme encourages physical activity through a mix of active play, active transportation, sports and structured physical activity.

WHY RUN. JUMP. PLAY. EVERY DAY?

Regular physical activity is so important for children's development, not just physically, but also socially and mentally.

Being active can help children improve:

  • Cardiovascular fitness
  • Build strong muscles and bones
  • Learn coordination, movement and confidence
  • Maintain a healthy body weight
  • Have less risk of chronic disease in later life
  • Improve self-esteem and have less depression, anxiety and emotional distress
  • Improve learning and attention span
  • Build social skills
  • Have more chances to express themselves, learn new skills and have fun!

How do you get your 60 mintes of physical activity every day?

 
Join in on the fun and take part in one of the many Healthy Kids Community Challenge Collingwood activities.

 

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Contact

Project Manager 
Jennifer Parker
T. 705-444-2500 Ext.3260
healthykids@collingwood.ca

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Department Contacts

Director, Parks, Recreation & Culture
Dean Collver   
Phone: 705-444-2500 x3238

Administrative Assistant
Andrea Cyr   
Phone: 705-444-2500 x3236

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