In reality, we can all benefit from more physical activity and healthy eating habits … and we want to help you find new and fun ways to do this as a family everyday.
Here are some ideas to get you started!
Sign up your family! You’ll be joining other families from across the Champlain region who have decided to add a little something new to their days!
To encourage your efforts towards healthy active living, we’ve recruited families from across the Champlain region to champion the campaign. Like you, they balance the many responsibilities of managing a household and raising a family. Now they’ve taken up the challenge of implementing our healthy living tips.
Some of you may know Andrea Tomkins from the popular “A Peek Inside the Fishbowl” blog. She’s a freelance writer and photographer, and a busy mom of two who works hard to eat well and stay healthy.
”It’s not always easy and can take some planning but it’s crucial that my children see how important healthy living is to my husband and me.”
Tracy Gorman from Petawawa is a mom of two, works full-time and is active in the community. She and her husband stress the importance of physical fitness with their two boys and they make healthy eating an everyday part of their family’s lifestyle.
“I love what being active does for my family – it brings us together and keeps us healthy!”
We’d like to hear from you! Jot down activities or healthy eating ideas that you like to do as a family, or simple steps you’ve taken to make changes that will have a lifelong positive effect on your family. Click here to email your ideas or post them on our Facebook page. Everyone can benefit from what has worked for your family and we’ll be selecting some of these tips for a future tip sheet!
Here are some links for programs and services in your community
Visit your local public health unit website for local programs and services
Eastern Ontario Health Unit
Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit
Ottawa Public Health
Renfrew County and District Health Unit
Look for a listing of recreation centres in your community
City of Ottawa
Recreation classes may be available through your community centre or association.
Visit http://vca.ncf.ca/cas.htm for a listing of community organizations.
Boys and Girls Club of Canada
Today, Farmers’ Markets are as popular as ever. Fresh picked local food is available at your local farmers’ market.
Farmers’ Market Ontario
YMCA – Clarence-Rockland
Petawawa Civic Centre