H.K.C.C. Water Does Wonders!

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Healthy Kids Community Challenge Oshawa logoOshawa is one of 45 communities in Ontario selected to participate in a 3-year program designed to improve the health of children aged 12 years and under.


Led by the City of Oshawa, a team of community partners are working together to implement local programs and activities that focus on physical activity and healthy eating. Currently, we are focusing on the theme of “Water Does Wonders!”.

Schools & Childcare Centres: Share your Water Journey/Diary

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Community childcare centres and local Oshawa elementary schools can post their journey's/diaries on our Stories tab. Be sure to post some pictures for bonus marks!


Families: Take the Pledge!

Families pledged to date: 151

Our Healthy Kids Family Pledge was from December 1, 2016 to January 7, 2017 (12:00 p.m. E.S.T.). Families who entered during this time were entered into a draw for a chance to win great prizes from local businesses.

Your family can challenge themselves by pledging to:

  1. Play everyday! Get 60 minutes a day.
  2. Drink up! Water Does Wonders! Choose water.
  3. Eat right! Choose veggies and fruit for snacks!
  4. Sleep tight! Get a good night's sleep every night.


For more information, facts, tips and Healthy Kids updates, follow activeOshawa on Facebook and Twitter and #HealthyKidsOSH and #HealthyKidsON or visit the Healthy Kids Oshawa webpage. Review the Pledge Terms and Conditions.



Healthy Kids Community Challenge Oshawa logoOshawa is one of 45 communities in Ontario selected to participate in a 3-year program designed to improve the health of children aged 12 years and under.


Led by the City of Oshawa, a team of community partners are working together to implement local programs and activities that focus on physical activity and healthy eating. Currently, we are focusing on the theme of “Water Does Wonders!”.

Schools & Childcare Centres: Share your Water Journey/Diary

We are experiencing some technical difficulties the site administrator has been notified, please bear with us.


Community childcare centres and local Oshawa elementary schools can post their journey's/diaries on our Stories tab. Be sure to post some pictures for bonus marks!


Families: Take the Pledge!

Families pledged to date: 151

Our Healthy Kids Family Pledge was from December 1, 2016 to January 7, 2017 (12:00 p.m. E.S.T.). Families who entered during this time were entered into a draw for a chance to win great prizes from local businesses.

Your family can challenge themselves by pledging to:

  1. Play everyday! Get 60 minutes a day.
  2. Drink up! Water Does Wonders! Choose water.
  3. Eat right! Choose veggies and fruit for snacks!
  4. Sleep tight! Get a good night's sleep every night.


For more information, facts, tips and Healthy Kids updates, follow activeOshawa on Facebook and Twitter and #HealthyKidsOSH and #HealthyKidsON or visit the Healthy Kids Oshawa webpage. Review the Pledge Terms and Conditions.


Tell your story


Time to tell Healthy Kids Oshawa what you have been doing! 


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Did you have an event to promote drinking water? Did you have a letter writing campaign? How about a Sugar Shocker display? We want to hear about it and see it!


Be sure to post your journey with some pictures for extra bonus marks!

If you are looking for the Community Workshop Journey or the Diary of a Water Does Wonders Leader evaluations, please visit: www.oshawa.ca/healthykids

Check back regularly to see what other leaders have posted and share your comments.

Deadline for submissions:



Community Facilities: February 1, 2017

Schools: February 1, 2017


Thank you!

Thanks for sharing your activities, events and pictures with us. Check back soon as your journey/diary will be posted here and shared with the community

Be sure to take the Healthy Kids Community Pledge for a chance to win great prizes!

Thank you again.

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    Intriguing

    by guitarsgowild, almost 6 years ago

    Water bottles look boring. Why can't the companies make one use water bottles a smaller size, interesting looking, and sell them in cases like the full size but not at expensive prices.

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    Flavour is key

    by 1vs3, almost 6 years ago

    Our family has 4 ways we use to increase water intake, not only for the kids, but for everyone.

    1. My son take a refillable water bottle to school every day. I use sugar-free flavor enhancer drops (ie. Mio, Dasani, etc) to make it more appealing to him. The refillable water bottles are also a size that's perfect for him (easy to grip and not too heavy), and in colours he loves.

    2. We also keep several (individual size) bottles of water in the fridge door at all times. This makes water quick and easy to grab anytime, even for... Continue reading

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