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An hour a day!

 

 

An hour of day of activity is the standard needed for most young children. But achieving and sustaining that is often the toughest part of the battle. That’s where 60 Minute Kids’ Club comes in. The program is heading to schools with challenges this fall, spring and winter to get kids not only active for 60 minutes a day, but also to help them make healthier choices in their overall lifestyle.

 

The program gets the kids to sign up online and keep track of their activity, nutrition, hydration, sleep and screen time. They get instant feedback in points. Schools then collectively compete with schools in other districts, the province and even across the country.

“It’s creating the incentive and a reward system, but it’s also making accountable,” says Chris Tremblay, an athlete, father and Eastern Canada manager of the program.

The ultimate goal is for the kids to bring home to challenge to their parents. “We’re introducing it in the schools and getting them to sign up for the challenges, but really it’s the conversations at home that are the most valuable,” he says.

 

This fall, Our Children is partnering with 60 Minute Kids’ Club to launch the program in schools in HRM. Look for information on the program in the magazine and on our Facebook and Twitter accounts. We will get testimonials from kids who are taking part and also expert advice on fitness, nutrition and how to get your family to introduce more healthy habits into your lives.

For more information on the program, visit www.60minkidsclub.org and watch for events in your school.

 



 

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