Run. Jump. Play. Every Day.
The Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) region is one of 45 communities participating in the Healthy Kids Community Challenge, an initiative of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and part of Ontario’s Healthy Kids Strategy. The City of Kingston is receiving up to $1,125,000 from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to fund the Healthy Kids Community Challenge over the next three years to support communities in KFL&A in promoting physical activity and healthy eating for children 12 years and under and their families.
“I am excited to launch this program in 45 communities across Ontario. The idea is to get kids to learn healthy habits from an early age. Good habits learned in childhood will serve them well throughout their lives.” — Dipika Damerla, Associate Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
The Healthy Kids Community Challenge is a multi-themed initiative with the first theme titled ‘Run. Jump. Play. Every Day.’ The program was launched throughout Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington communities during the month of February.
Look for more activities on the Healthy Kids event calendar and website. For more information contact:
Cyndi Jones, Local Project Manager, KFL&A
Region Healthy Kids Community Challenge.
c/o KFL&A Public Health
221 Portsmouth Avenue
Kingston, Ontario K7M 1V5
613-549-1232, ext. 1554