Huron County part of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge
Blyth- Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson is pleased that The County of Huron has been selected for the Healthy Kids Community Challenge. Thompson is raring to go and will assist in this initiative when it is implemented this coming winter.
The Healthy Kids Community Challenge will deliver programs and activities focused on promoting healthy eating, physical activity, and healthy lifestyle choices. The County of Huron will receive funding, training and marketing resources over the next four years from the province to support these local initiatives.
“I’m pleased to welcome the Healthy Kids Community Challenge to Huron County. It is an excellent opportunity to educate our youth on the importance of healthy living. Investing in our children’s health today, allows for sustainability of our health care system tomorrow,” said Thompson.
According to The Health and Fitness Journal of Canada, in 2009, the cost associated with obesity in Ontario was 4.5 billion.
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