Programs

Find out about Healthy Kids programs.

 

The Super Snackables!

Meet the Super Snackables! They'll be out in our community all summer having fun and teaching kids about healthy snacking. They'll also be bringing along our featured fruit and veggies of the month so that more kids can give them a try. The Super Snackables will be visiting day camps and day cares, as well as community locations like festivals and splash pads across the City.


Pop Up Good Food Box MARCHÉ

Last summer, the Sudbury & District Good Food Box Program had applied its model for affordable fresh produce to a traveling pop-up market! The ‘Good Food Box MARCHÉ de la boîte de bonne bouffe’ made short, regular stops in select residential neighbourhoods that are underserved by grocery stores.

When:  Tuesdays until September 26th, 2017
Time:  3:30 pm to 5:00pm
Where: NEW LOCATION- Holy Redeemer Church Parking Lot, 1887 Bancroft Dr, Sudbury

When: Wednesdays until September 27th, 2017
Time: 3:30pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Spencer Park, Power Street, Copper Cliff


"Cultivate your Neighbourhood" Connecting Kids to Community Gardening

This interactive and hands-on program takes kids on a journey from seed to plate. It offers elementary school students and groups of children the opportunity to plant and nurture fruit and vegetables from seed and plant in their nearest community garden, tying it all together with a fall harvest lunch. The Community Gardening Network/ Food Shed is the lead for this project.


Bright Bites programming in elementary schools

Bright Bites will be promoted to English and French elementary schools within the community via a contest. Schools will be encouraged to sign up and earn badges for a chance to win a school wide prize. Throughout the process, schools, classes and individual groups who sign up, will be supported with ideas, incentives and other tools that will help them earn badges to improve their students' nutrition and well-being.


Healthy Kids Week at the Market

From September 19 to 23, families are invited to visit the Market at the CN/VIA Rail Station on Elgin, and the pop-up markets run by the Sudbury Good Food Box/Boîte de Bonne Bouffe, for Healthy Kids Market Week. These markets will feature an assortment of locally grown in-season produce. 


Activate Grades 5 to 8

Calling all youth in Grades 5 to 8!  You’re invited to join Healthy Kids Partners for free drop-in active fun at gyms and facilities across the City!  Friendly staff will be on hand to help organize a range of activities based on your interests.  Try new sports, games and activities, as well as familiar favourites. Equipment, instruction, nutritious snacks, friendship and fun will all be part of the mix as we challenge Greater Sudbury to Activate Grades 5 to 8!


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.


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