Healthy Kids Community Challenge 

Healthy Kids Community Challenge Choose to Boost

Choose to Boost Veggies and Fruit

Our community is one of 45 across Ontario proudly taking part in the Healthy Kids Community Challenge to promote children’s health through physical activity and healthy eating. Vegetables and fruit are essential to kids’ health. A rich source of vitamins, minerals, and fibre, vegetables and fruit are a great choice to satisfy hunger any time of the day. Fresh, frozen, or canned, kids should be eating at least five servings of vegetables and fruit every day.

Ensuring that kids eat a variety of both vegetables and fruit of many different colours is key to making sure they are getting important nutrients. Please download this informative fact sheet to learn more about how to encourage our kids to make healthy eating choices.

Choose to Boost Veggies and Fruit Fact Sheet

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Choose to Boost Veggies and Fruits

New Healthy Kids Community Challenge Promotion

The third theme of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge, Choose to Boost Veggies and Fruits, encourages kids and families to make vegetables and fruit a part of every meal and snack. This initiative aims to empower kids to reach for vegetables or fruit instead of less healthy options. We are thrilled to partner with several local restaurants to provide a very special offer throughout November 2017. While quantities last, we are giving away Healthy Kids Community Challenge themed gifts with every kids meal (at participating restaurant locations*) when kids order a vegetable side instead of french fries and/or fruit instead of a sugary dessert.

Participating Local Restaurant Locations

  • Ben's Kitchen
  • Kelsey's
  • The WORKS Gourmet Burger Bistro
  • The Keg
  • Montana's
  • Swiss Chalet (84 Lynden Rd.)
  • Swiss Chalet (82 Dundas St.)
  • Angels Diner
  • Healthy Rabbit
  • Boston Pizza (299 Wayne Gretzky Parkway)
  • East Side Mario's
  • Mother's Pizza
  • Zander's
  • Joey's
  • New Paris Country Grill
  • Red Lobster
  • Symposium

Click to open Choose to Boost activity sheets (PDF)

Our sincere thanks to each participating restaurant for helping us spread the word about the importance of making healthy choices!

Healthy Kids Community Challenge – Cooking Class Edition Video

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Healthy Kids Community Challenge – Grocery Store Edition Video

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Healthy Kids Choose to Boost Video


Thank you to our Community Partners

This community wide program would not be possible without the participation of our valued partners. The City and Brantford and County of Brant gratefully acknowledge the support of the following organizations.​

Community Sponsors

Our sincere thanks to each of the sponsors who have partnered with us on various Healthy Kids Community Challenge programs.

Aboriginal Health Centre, Boys and Girls Club, Brant County Health Unit, Brant County Library, Brant Family and Children’s Services, Brant Haldimand Catholic District School Board, Brantford Native Housing, Brantford Public Library, Grand Erie District School Board, Grand River Community Health Care Centre, Ontario Early Years Centre, YMCA of Brantford