The Healthy Kids Community Challenge is a community led program where partners from different sectors including health, education, recreation and local business work together to implement activities to promote healthy eating and physical activity for all kids in our community. Funding support for these activities from the Ministry of Health and Long Term care will help expand community plans for the City, 8 townships and two First Nations over the next 3-4 years. The plan is being guided by Co-chairs at the City of Peterborough and Peterborough County City Health Unit, a cross sectoral, working group, topic specific action groups and a broad community network. The Healthy Kids Community Challenge is expected to get underway later in 2015 once the Province announces the strategic themes and provides the funding allocation. For further details on this project, and to stay up to date with their activities, please visit the Healthy Kids Community Challenge Working Group page.
Peterborough Gets Active Month
Are your kids looking to try a new activity? Or wanting to get out and be active as a family? Check out Peterborough Gets Active Month, where kids and families can participate in a wide range of activities for FREE for the month of April. Bowling, swimming, kung fu, yoga, gymnastics, fencing, family bike rides – and much more! Check out the calendar for a full list of events and details. Need help getting to any of the activities? Pick up a FREE Family Transit Day Pass.
To get a transit pass or if you have any other questions – contact Healthy Kids Community Challenge Coordinator, Claire Townshend, at 705-743-1000, ext. 355. or via email at .
More information coming shortly!
Family Play for Health Program
This program is being offered by the Peterborough Regional Health Centre’s Personal Health Improvement Team (PHIT). Four weekly hour-long workshops will be offered for families with young children (age 0-4 years) across the City and County of Peterborough. The program is free will include time for *fun* family play, learning about how to be more active with your child, the resources available in your community and connecting with other families in your community! Families will receive a give-away each time they attend. Come for one session or more – if you come to all four sessions you will receive an exciting activity kit including items for parent and child!! Transportation can be arranged within City of Peterborough if required.