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Brand New Provincial Healthy Schools Initiative!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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We’re developing a Healthy Schools Accreditation process to support and recognize individual schools working hard to make their school community a healthy one. It’s time to celebrate Ontario schools for their exceptional hard work in taking the Healthy Schools approach, which is why Ophea has...

Summer fun in the sun!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
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Summer is here and that means there’s more time to get physically active outdoors! It’s also important for adults and for kids to be protected and safe while enjoying their time in the sun. Skin cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer but according to The Canadian Skin Cancer...

#OpheaPLAY –Week Five Highlights & Wrap Up

Monday, June 2, 2014
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Ophea’s 31-Day Photo Challenge #OpheaPLAY started May 1st, and on our fifth and final week we continued to be inspired by the fantastic, creative and active pics being shared!   Thank you to everyone for participating in #OpheaPLAY, taking the time to share your photos, and create 31 days of...

#OpheaPLAY –Week Four Highlights

Friday, May 23, 2014
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Ophea’s 31-Day Photo Challenge #OpheaPLAY started May 1st, and four weeks in we continue to be inspired by the fantastic, creative and active pics being shared!  The Challenge celebrates all the great things everyone is doing at work and play to be healthy and active. We’ve developed a list of...

The healthiest place on the planet

Thursday, May 22, 2014
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The statistics are alarming. Only 7 per cent of today’s kids aged 5-11 and only 4 per cent of youth aged 12-17 are physically active.[i]   Forty five per cent of children (aged 12-17) report that they consumed fruit or vegetables at least five times per day and 24 per cent of children (aged 3-17)...

2014 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
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On May 20, 2014 Active Healthy Kids Canada in partnership with ParticipACTION and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute’s Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group (CHEO-HALO), released its 10th Annual Report Card.  For the first time, the Report Card looks at how...

#OpheaPLAY – Week Three Highlights

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
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Ophea’s 31-Day Photo Challenge #OpheaPLAY started May 1st, and three weeks in we continue to be inspired by the fantastic, creative and active pics being shared!  The Challenge celebrates all the great things everyone is doing at work and play to be healthy and active. We’ve developed a list of...

Milk. Really keeps kids going.

Thursday, May 15, 2014
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Studies show that well-nourished students can concentrate longer and perform better in school, but did you know that 1/3 of our children are not consuming the recommended daily number of servings of Milk and Alternatives? Instead, they’re filling up on less nutritious options such as soda, fruit-...

The rules of the road: keeping our kids safe outdoors

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
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Spring is here and that means our kids are becoming more active outdoors. Whether they’re walking to school or just playing outside we know that keeping our kids safe is always the top priority. Read on for a few tips that’ll help you educate children and youth on road safety. Walking to school...

#OpheaPLAY –Week Two Highlights

Monday, May 12, 2014
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Ophea’s 31-Day Photo Challenge #OpheaPLAY started May 1st, and two weeks in we continue to be inspired by the fantastic, creative and active pics being shared!  The Challenge celebrates all the great things everyone is doing at work and play to be healthy and active. We’ve developed a list of...

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