Welcome to the Healthy Kids Community Challenge for De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre

The Healthy Kids Community Challenge (HKCC) is Ontario’s new program to support the health of our children and De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre (DAHC) has been selected to be a part of it.

What is the HKCC?

The HKCC focuses on bringing parents and community partners together to create long-lasting changes for healthier children. The overall goal of the HKCC is to:

Improve healthy behaviours among children and
youth related to healthy eating, physical activity
and adequate sleep.

DAHC services a wide area and together with community partners we will focus on what works best for our community to promote healthy lifestyles for children aged 0-12 years.

Run. Jump. Play. Every Day.

The first Theme for the HKCC is Run. Jump. Play. Every Day. This theme encourages physical activity through free play, organized sports or structured activities.

Being active every day is essential for growing children. Lots of good things happen when our kids move more:
• Stronger muscles and bones.
• Greater focus and attention.
• Self-confidence.
• Better coordination.
• Active kids are happier, they sleep better and they do better in school.

How do I get involved?

Our goal for the HKCC is to help make our community a place where it’s easy for kids to be healthy and active and you can be a part of making it happen. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for upcoming events and share events with family and friends.

If you are interested in taking part in the HKCC or becoming a community partner please contact:

Christina Vlahopoulos, HKCC Project Lead
519-752-4340 ext 328 (Brantford)
905-544-4320 ext 328 (Hamilton)

We look forward to working with you to help keep our kids active and healthy!