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.


Good Food Box MARCHÉ de la boîte de bonne bouffe

This summer, the Sudbury & District Good Food Box Program will be applying its model for affordable fresh produce to a traveling pop-up market!  As a pilot project, the market will operate in two neighbourhoods this summer, as follows:

When:  Every Tuesday, starting July 11, 2017
Time:  3:30 pm to 5:30pm
Where: Morel Family Foundation Park (Adamsdale Playground) 270 Second Avenue, Sudbury

When: Every Wednesday, starting July 12, 2017
Time: 10:30am to noon
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.


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