The Healthy Kids Community Challenge is all about helping Ontario kids make healthy choices. Our community is one of 45 across the province chosen to be a part of this special. New themes run for 9 months and are centred around healthy active eating, drinking and living.
Our community partners have worked together to identify needs, gaps, barriers and opportunities. The information we collected can be found in the Community Needs Assessment (C.N.A.). This is a living document which is updated regularly with new information. We use the C.N.A. to support and guide our decision making process when planning interventions for new themes.
Check out the ParticipAction Report Card - 2016 for Canada's Health Check!
|Meet our Community Champion - Emma Cullen|
Healthy Kids Oshawa has been looking for a Healthy Kid Community Champion to highlight in our community; we are happy to introduce our first Healthy Kid:
19-year-old Emma Cullen has been figure skating in Oshawa since she was 5 years old with the Oshawa Skating Club and has competed three times at the National level. Last year she placed 13th in Canada in Senior Women! Emma is currently ranked 9th in the country and has her eye on improving that placement. She competed at the Senior Nationals on January 20th and 21st in Ottawa. She placed in the top 16. Go Emma go!
She attributes her success to her family's support and the amazing coaches she has had over her career. Her present coaches are Tracey Wainman and Gregor Filipowski, who have both competed on the world stage. Emma says she could not imagine competing without their experience, knowledge and support.
While Emma is in training, she is also attending York University where she is working on a Bachelor Fine Arts degree in Dance and Choreography and one day she hopes to be a skating Choreographer. She also coaches young skaters at both Oshawa Skating and Richmond Hill Skating Clubs. She loves spending time with her family, especially her three older brothers whom she is close with and her friends. Emma's favourite skater is Carolina Kostner, Italy's 2014 Olympic bronze medallist, whom she has personally met.
Know a local child or youth who you think should be a champion? Contact us HealthyKidsOSH
|Resources to support the our activities|
Our newest theme will encourage children to choose water and limit or avoid their intake of sugar sweetened beverages (S.S.B.'s) and will run from July, 1 2016 to March, 31 2017.
Our plans for this theme have been approved by the Ministry of Long Term Health Care! We have planned some great interventions which will support better access to water, policies which encourage water consumption at games and practices and programs that will teach children and their families about the benefits of water.