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Healthy Kids Community Challenge

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Windsor-Essex is one of the 45 communities across Ontario that was awarded a Provincial grant to promote healthy eating, physical activity and healthy lifestyle choices for children between the ages of 0 and 12. Every nine months, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care will launch a new theme related to physical activity or healthy eating, two protective factors associated with healthy weights in children. Various community partners including health, education, recreation and the private sector will work together to implement community based activities.

The Windsor-Essex Region will receive $525,000 over 3 years. All of the 8 municipalities in the region are participating in the project. To reach the provincially mandated target population count of 200,000, specific neighbourhoods were chosen to participate in each of the municipalities, while reaching as many as possible within the guidelines. These neighbourhoods were chosen using the social determinants of health.

Contact:

Joe Parent
Project Manager, Community Health
Community Development and Health Services
City of Windsor
Phone: 519-255-5200 ext. 5327
Email: jparent@citywindsor.ca

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