Healthy Kids Community Challenge

Healthy Kids Community Challenge Announcement.  Pictured are Mayor Daryl Bennett, Sue Sauvé – City of Peterborough, Dipika Damerla - Associate Minister of Health and Long-Term Care,  Peterborough County Warden J. Murray Jones,  community member and child, Claire Townshend – HKCC Project Coordinator, Peterborough MPP Jeff Leal , Hallie Atter – PCCHU & Co-Chair of HKCC Peterborough,  Linda Mitchelson –City of Peterborough & Co-Chair of HKCC Peterborough

HKCC Announcement. Mayor Daryl Bennett, Sue Sauvé – City of Peterborough, Dipika Damerla – Associate Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Peterborough County Warden J. Murray Jones, community member and child, Claire Townshend – HKCC Project Coordinator, Peterborough MPP Jeff Leal , Hallie Atter – Peterborough Public Health and Co-Chair of HKCC, Linda Mitchelson –City of Peterborough and Co-Chair of HKCC. Photo credit: County of Peterborough.

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 (ages 0-12 years). 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 3-4 years (2015-2018). The project is being guided by Co-chairs at the City of Peterborough and Peterborough Public Health, a cross sectoral, working group, topic specific action groups and a broad community network.

The Healthy Kids Community Challenge got underway in late 2015 with its first Theme: Run. Jump. Play. Every Day. Theme 2, Water does Wonders, ran July 2016 to March 2017, and Theme 3, Choose to Boost Veggies and Fruit, runs April to December 2017.

Healthy Kids Community Challenge is on Facebook and Twitter!

Co-chairs: Linda Mitchelson, City of Peterborough Social Services Division (), and Hallie Atter, Manager of Community Health Programs, Peterborough Public Health.

Partner Materials:

Please contact Project Coordinator Claire Townshend at to request any information.

HKCC Peterborough information: