Urban Aboriginal Healthy Kids
The Healthy Kids Program focuses on providing education on healthy eating and increasing physical fitness levels for children and families. Healthy Kids implements culture-based activities to enhance the wellbeing and traditional knowledge of urban Indigenous children and their families.
Increasing access to and availability of healthy food for children
Providing opportunities to support healthy eating for families
Increasing recreation activities that incorporate traditional activities
Promotion and provision of healthy nutrition: Hands-on and interactive workshops for Indigenous children and their families to introduce food choices; supplying nutritious snacks, meals and food for children and family programming; providing healthy meal preparation tools and instruction, and relaying nutrition information.
Promotion of physical activity: Structured, fun, interactive activities and games for Indigenous youth and their families to increase physical activity rates and maintain an active lifestyle
Promotion of healthy lifestyles: Youth-focused messaging and activities around living commercial tobacco free; living a substance-free lifestyle; having a healthy mind, everyday good living; and the promotion and sharing of local culture, traditions and ceremonies that will instill a strong sense of identity and self-esteem at an early age