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Urban Aboriginal Healthy Kids 

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Program Goal

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. 

Program Objectives

  • 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 

Program Components

  • 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

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