Healthy Kids Community Challenge
Water Does Wonders
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. We all know that healthy eating is important for growing children. So is healthy hydration and water is the natural choice for kids to stay hydrated and healthy. Water makes up more than half of a child’s weight so they need a steady supply to keep their bodies working and growing properly. Water is a perfect choice because it contains no sugar, calories, additives, preservatives, or caffeine. And it’s easily accessible and free.
Make water the easy choice for your kids and keep them sipping throughout the day. Please download this informative fact sheet to learn more about how to encourage our kids to rethink their drink and make the healthy choice.
Water Does Wonders Fact Sheet
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Healthy Kids Community Challenge Survey
Please complete our online survey so that we can better understand the physical activity, nutrition and sleeping practices of children in our community. Results of the survey will help inform projects and activities for the Healthy Kids Community Challenge, an initiative that aims to improve the health and well-being of our children.
View Healthy Kids Calendar online at mybrantford.ca
Healthy Kids Community Challenge Launch
To launch the campaign in our community, in February 2016, 20,000 children in Brantford and County of Brant received a Healthy Kids Community Challenge passport full of free offers for children and their families and access to free transportation to all activities. The response from the community was overwhelming. The following video features the range of activities children participated in
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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.
County of Brant, City of Brantford, City of Brantford - Parks & Recreation, Brant Family and Children's Services, Brantford Public Library, County of Brant Public Library, BNH, Aboriginal Health Centre, Brant County Health Unit, Grand River Community Health Centre, Beast Start Brantford Brant, Active Grand, BHI Brantford, Brant Youth Volleyball, CORE Dance Project Inc., Boys and Girls Club of Brantford, Don Warrener's Martial Arts Academy, Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre, Kidtastic, Geo Catching Unlimited, Grand River Conservation Authority, AIM Art In Motion, Star Lanes, Studio 5-6-7-8-Inc., Mothers in Motion, Ontario Early Years Centres, Ontario, Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board, Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud, Grand Erie District School Board, Yoga For You, Paris Karate, MAPDA.