Healthy Kids Community Challenge

FREE workshop for Parents: “Powering Off Screens for Kids Health” on May 30th 2018. Register at by May 24th.

Growing Healthy Kids Together!

The current theme is Power Off and Play!

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.

For more information and resources for community partners, please visit the Healthy Kids Community Challenge Working Group page.


Theme 1: Run. Jump. Play. Every Day. (October 2015 – June 2016)

Physical Activity

This Theme was focused on promoting Physical Activity and offered or supported many opportunities for physical activity throughout the community in different settings and for different age groups. Visit the “Run. Jump. Play. Every Day” page for more information.



Theme 2: Water Does Wonders (July 2016 – March 2017)

Healthy Drinking Choices

kid drinking waterThis Theme focused on promoting water as the beverage of choice for kids, with activities helping to make water more available and more promoted in the settings that children spend time. Visit the “Water Does Wonders” page for more information.



Theme 3: Choose to Boost Veggies and Fruit (April 2017 – December 2017)

Healthy Eating

mom and kid cookingThis Theme encourages kids and families to make vegetables and fruit a part of every meal and snack. Activities included working towards making vegetables and fruit offered to children in more settings, and encouraged habits that support vegetable consumption such as gardening and helping in the kitchen. Visit the “Choose to Boost Veggies and Fruit” page for more information.


Theme 4: Power Off and Play! (January 2018 – September 2018)

Limiting Recreational Screen Time

kid playingThis is our current theme and encourages kids and families to power off their screens and devices and build a balanced day filled with plenty of physical activity, face-to-face interactions, family time and fun! Visit the “Power off and Play” page for more information.



healthy kids community challenge logoContact Healthy Kids Community Challenge Coordinator, Claire Townshend, at 705-743-1000, ext. 355. or via email at for more information.

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