Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada — Our partner in the Today’s Parent Healthy Kids 2009 program, BGCC promotes healthy living through programs serving children and youth in 700 communities across Canada.
Health Canada — Food and Nutrition Find downloadable copies of Canada’s Food Guide (available in 10 languages), plus links on nutrition labeling, chemical contaminants, and food allergies and intolerances.
Public Health Agency of Canada — Canada’s Physical Activity Guide for Children Download or order the guide, which includes data and statistics as well as guidelines and ideas for keeping kids active.
ParticipACTION — The go-to site for getting motivated. The highlight is stories and photos posted by real Canadians about their own triumphs
Active Healthy Kids Canada — Home of the important annual Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth (which every parent should read); the site also provides motivation tips and family activity ideas under Tools & Tips.
Heart & Stroke Foundation (Ontario) — Kids/Teen Zone Designed for kids, with healthy eating tips and recipes, playground games, as well as resources for parents and teachers
Heart & Stroke Foundation (Ontario) – Spark Together for Healthy Kids This new campaign takes aim at the obesity epidemic, and offers funding for Ontario community groups to promote sustainable opportunities for physical activity and healthy eating.
Physical & Health Education Canada — At My Best This curriculum-based program promotes healthy and active living at school. Find parent resources and a kid-friendly page with songs, games and recipes to use at home too. (For Kindergarten – Grade 3)
Physical & Health Education Canada — Quality Daily Physical Education Take the quick questionnaire to assess your child’s school’s physical education program; and find advocacy tools (under Physical Education link) for creating improvements.
Physical & Health Education Canada — Weight of the World WoW is a healthy living educational program that tackles the issue of obesit. Encourage your school to start the program or sign up your family and get free access to the material, including the movie.
Caring for Kids — The Canadian Paediatric Society’s website for parents includes a Healthy Bodies section with lots of practical info on healthy eating for preschoolers, vegetarians, picky eaters and more.
Right to Play — Older kids may be inspired by this humanitarian organization, which recruits top athletes to promote sports and play for kids in disadvantaged areas of the world.
Concerned Children’s Advertisers — This industry group offers pages of useful tips for kids on healthy active living. cca-kids.ca/parents/tips_tools.html Plus a series of “stay fit, cause you never know” commercials.