Healthy Kids Community Challenge

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It takes a village...

The Healthy Kids Community Challenge is all about supporting the well-being of our children. It will help create communities where it's easy for children to live healthier lives.

The City of Temiskaming Shores has been chosen to be a part of it. That means new ideas and programs are coming to our community - things that make it easier for children to be active and eat healthier. These are key to good health as our children grow up and become adults.


The Healthy Kids Community Challenge, in partnership with the Timiskaming Health Unit, worked with arena concession operators to introduce healthier menu items at the City of Temiskaming Shores arenas. Based on community feedback, The items that were introduced were fruit smoothies and fresh whole fruit.

If you use the arenas, we want to hear what you thought of the new menu items! Please complete the survey at this link by April 1st, 2018:

We are asking about buying food. If it is your parent or guardian who buys food for you, please ask them to fill out the survey instead.

This survey is voluntary and should take around 5-10 minutes to complete. Your responses will be anonymous.

Thank you for taking the time to make your voice count!

If you have any questions, please contact:

Lynn Marcella, HKCC Project Manager, 705-672-3363 ext. 4115,


Check out our Choose To Boost Veggies And Fruit promotional video that was created right here in the City of Temiskaming Shores and surrounding areas. Thank you to Drew Gauley and Good Gauley Productions! The video is also available in French!


Theme 4: Power Off and Play!

This theme is all about helping children and families build a balanced day that is not filled with screen time. "Screen time" is the time spent using a screen-based device, such as a smartphone, tablet, computer or TV. The focus for Theme 4 is on limiting children's recreational and sedentary screen time.

A balanced day can include:

- Staying within recmomended screen time limits (see infographic below)

- Putting screens away during important times of day (sleep time and meal and snack time)

- Replacing screen time with other activities (physical activity, social interactions, and fun and educational            activities)

It's all about powering off devices and playing more! 

To learn more about what is happening in your community and how you can help, contact your Project Manager at


Healthy Kids Bulletin Board- What's New?


 The next story time, game and play time at the Temiskaming Shores Public Library - New Liskeard Branch will be on Saturday March 24th from 1:30pm to 3:00pm



 The next story time, crafts and games at the Temiskaming Shores Public Library - Haileybury Branch will be on Wednesday March 21st from 4:15pm to 5:30pm




How much screen time should your child be getting? Check out the infographic below and see how they compare.


  French version of this infographic is available here!



The Ontario Early Years Centre has some amazing activities this winter! Check it out here!                               

For further information check out Timiskaming Health Unit

Learn more about keeping your kids active at


Link to the Healthy Kids Community Challenge Facebook pageLink to the Healthy Kids Community Challenge Twitter page