Programs

Find out about Healthy Kids programs.

 

Family Dinner Project- Adventures in Cooking!

Remember when families regularly had the chance to sit down together to a delicious family meal? This year, let’s again make that a reality! Find out about Adventures in Cooking classes coming up.


Cultivate Your Neighbourhood with #PowerOffAndPlay

The Foodshed Project - Sudbury’s Community Gardening Network will be back during PowerOff and Play. Physical activity isn’t the only way your family can reduce screen time. Growing vegetables, gardening, and exploring the outdoors are fun, and rewarding (lots of veggies and fruit for your family to eat). 


Foundations for Play

Unstructured play is important for developing children. Inventing games, tapping into creativity, and being active are all great ways for kids to keep playtime interesting and refreshing. 


Active School Travel Planning

Let’s face it: with the busy lives we lead, convenience feels good. This is why many of us want to drive everywhere we go. What if we can change this habit?


Drop-In Fun at City Parks and Facilities

Children need daily physical activity to stay healthy and happy. One of the best resources you can take advantage of is Greater Sudbury’s City parks and facilities. Parks, playgrounds, and trails are free ways to promote healthy activity, and reinforce healthy habits that will benefit not only children, but entire families.


Snowshoe Lending Program

Six (6) locations of the Greater Sudbury Public Library now have snowshoes to lend out to the public. These snowshoes come in two sizes - kids / youth (generally for ages 6 and up) and adult. Anyone from the public is invited to check them out to try snowshoeing in Greater Sudbury this winter.


Healthy Kids Pop-Up Skating Instructors

Our friendly Healthy Kids skating instructors will be out at skating rinks this winter with drop-in help for kids and families who want to learn to skate, or improve their skills. Our instructors will be out wearing bright yellow vests and will be available to help.  Just ask!

All skaters that don't have a helmet can borrow one from Healthy Kids, so everyone can stay safe on the ice.


Walk Sudbury

Healthy Kids is a partner in Walk Sudbury- an initiative that encourages Greater Sudbury residents to walk to their favourite neighborhood destinations instead of taking the bus or driving!  Walk Sudbury is comprised of 16 walking routes that utilize simple wayfinding signs to guide residents to places like parks, trails, and schools. Find routes and more info at walksudbury.ca. The Coalition for a Livable Sudbury partnered with the City of Greater Sudbury, the Healthy Kids Community Challenge and Downtown Sudbury, as well as many community volunteers to launch Walk Sudbury.


Tennis Equipment Lending at Greater Sudbury Public Libraries

Check out tennis racquets at one of two library locations this summer. Racquets come in two sizes (kids and adults) and can be checked out for one week at a time.  There is no charge and all you need is a library card.  Equipment must be returned to the library they were picked up from.  Pick up locations:Copper Cliff and New Sudbury Libraries


Bright Bites programming in elementary schools (Completed Dec. 21, 2017)

 

BrightBites is a program designed to encourage students, teachers and school leaders to boost their school's nutritional environment and receive recognition – one bite at a time. BrightBites was supported by Public Health Sudbury & Districts and it aimed to break school nutrition into simple challenges. Online badges included simple steps, free tools, and helpful links, so everything needed was in one place. By earning badges, schools received recognition on a social media hall of fame.