Veggie and Fruit Tracker Contest

Download a Printable Tracker, or pick one up from your Playgrounds leader, at Community events or, the Thunder Bay District Health Unit main reception. Make a check in the box each time you eat veggies and fruit.
Fill-in as many boxes as you can in one week and submit a photo of your tracker for great prizes.
Click here to download the Contest Guidelines.

Take the Pledge

Sugary drinks are everywhere. Pop, fruit punch, energy drinks, sports drinks and many other drinks have a lot of sugar. Together, we can drop the pop, drink water, offer better options, and create communities that sip less sugar. Take the Water Does Wonders pledge today! Contribute to healthier children and a healthier community.

Quench your Thirst

We have partnered with EcoSuperior to promote the free mobile Quench app. It’s designed to promote drinking municipal tap water and discourage the wasteful consumption of single-use plastic water bottles. So, download the app and Quench your thirst with tap water!

News & Resources

19
Oct
Got 5 min? Take our survey for a chance to win a gift card!

If you’ve got 5 min, take our survey here and you could win a $25 gift card and help us provide healthier choices for kids in TBay. #ChoosetoBoostVeggiesandFruit

Posted in: Active Living, Choose to Boost Veggies & Fruit, Community, Family, Healthy Eating, Healthy Habits, Healthy Snacks, Uncategorized,
Tags: Active Lifestyle, canteens, feedback, Healthy Eating, recreation centres,
03
Oct
Choose to Boost Awesome Apples

This month we’re celebrating awesome apples!  They come in all different shapes, colours and sizes.  What’s your favourite variety: Gala, McIntosh, Empire, Granny Smith, or good old Red Delicious? Apples are crunchy, sweet and oh so juicy-who can resist this tasty treat?!  Certainly not Batman or the Algonquin Ave. School students. Apples are loaded with […]

Posted in: Choose to Boost Veggies & Fruit, Family, Healthy Eating,
31
Aug
HKCC Launches New Fuel Stop Canteen

HKCC launches new Fuel Stop Canteen at Delaney Arena with homemade healthy options featuring fresh ingredients. The healthy choice should be the easy choice!

Posted in: Active Living, Choose to Boost Veggies & Fruit, Family, Healthy Eating, Healthy Habits, Healthy Snacks, Physical Activity,
Tags: active living, arenas, Healthy Eating, Healthy Kids, Healthy Lifestyle, nutrition, rec centres,

Quick Stats

FRESH, FROZEN AND CANNED VEGETABLES AND FRUIT ARE AN AFFORDABLE WAY TO GET DAILY SERVINGS.
VEGGIES & FRUIT CONTAIN MANY VITAMINS, NUTRIENTS AND MINERALS THAT PROTECT OUR HEALTH AND FUEL OUR BODIES INCLUDING: CARBOHYDRATES, VITAMINS A AND C, POTASSIUM, MAGNESIUM AND SOME B VITAMINS.
KEEP IT COLOURFUL! KIDS SHOULD EAT AT LEAST ONE DARK GREEN (LIKE BROCCOLI, ROMAINE, PEAS & SPINACH) AND ONE ORANGE VEGETABLE (LIKE SWEET POTATOES, CARROTS & WINTER SQUASH) EACH DAY.

How can you E.A.T. Healthy?
Eat fruits and vegetables    Away from tv and other screens    Together as a family

Upcoming Activities

Healthy Kids and Team Unbreakable
April 4, 2017 5:00 pm
Canada Games Complex
Wellness Through Water Community Pow Wow and Feast
March 30, 2017 1:00 pm
Valhalla Inn Ballroom
Water Does Wonders at the Canada Games Complex
November 5, 2016 1:00 pm
Canada Games Complex
HKCC Tbay and the CGC celebrate the Longest Day of Play
June 21, 2016 3:30 pm
Canada Games Complex