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 well being and traditional knowledge of urban Aboriginal children and their families.
Increasing access and availability to 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 Aboriginal 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 nutritious information.
Promotion of physical Activity: structured, fun interactive activities and games for Aboriginal children, youth and their families to increase physical activity rates and to maintain an active lifestyle.
Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles: children focused messaging and activities around living commercial tobacco free; living a substance free lifestyle, having a Good 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.