The City of Waterloo is proud to participate in the Healthy Kids Community Challenge, a region-wide initiative that promotes the health of children and their caregivers through physical activity and healthy eating.
Waterloo Region is one of 45 communities across Ontario taking part in this challenge. The program is funded for three years by the Province of Ontario and delivered as a partnership through all seven municipalities in Waterloo Region.
Over the course of the three-year program, three different themes will be presented.
Theme 1: Run, jump, play every day!
The theme for 2016 is run, jump, play every day! The goal here is to encourage physical activity through a mix of active play, sport, active transportation and unstructured activities. A number of activities were scheduled in our community to promote this theme to residents looking for free and fun ways to take part in the challenge.
Theme 2: Water does wonders
The theme for 2016/2017 is water does wonders. The goal here is to promote the health benefits of choosing water over sugary drinks. Residents of all ages will be invited to a number of events and activities to learn more about the importance of drinking water to stay hydrated and healthy.
Theme 3: To be announced
The theme for 2018 is currently in the planning stages and will be announced later next year.