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.

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 Family Story Time will be taking place on Saturday February 10th from 1:30pm to 3:00pm at the New Liskeard Branch



 Story time, crafts and games starting at the Temiskaming Shores Public Library - Haileybury Branch on Wednesday February 21st 




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!




Now available at the Haileybury Arena and at the Don Shepherdson Memorial Arena in New Liskeard!


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