Healthy Kids Challenge Launch Water Does Wonders

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THUNDER BAY – Water makes up more than half of a child’s weight. This is why children need lots of water to stay hydrated and healthy. Today, the Water Does Wonders campaign was launched to encourage families to drink water as a healthy alternative to sugar-sweetened beverages. This campaign is the next phase of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge Thunder Bay (HKCC TBay).

Water is essential for good health. It is also a simple, convenient and low-cost option for quenching thirst. The goal of Water Does Wonders is to motivate kids to drink water when they are thirsty.

To encourage water as a healthy drink, HKCC TBay will be:

· Installing bottle filling stations in 11 elementary schools.

· Distributing 6000 stainless steel water bottles at community events.

· Creating an Indigenous Wellness-Through-Water event.

Thunder Bay is among 45 communities selected to take part in the Healthy Kids Community Challenge which promotes healthy eating, physical activity and healthy lifestyle choices for children.

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