Let's Make Wellington North the Healthiest Place to Raise a Child!
Happy Healthy Families is a community project aiming to make Wellington North the Healthiest Place to Raise a Family. It is our goal to engage our community across all areas to make healthy living the easier choice. Our goals are to encourage eating more veggies and fruit, drinking more water instead of sugar sweetened beverages, reduce screen time, increase physical activity and increase sleep time.
A proud member of EPODE Canada, working with communities across the Country to prevent childhood obesity, Wellington North will utilize best practices and capacity building networks as outlined in their model. Our approach as a community needs to be long-term (4 to 5 years), aimed at changing the environment through capacity building. By doing this, we can change the local environments and family norms to ultimately affect behaviours and the associated health outcomes.
It takes the whole community to build Happy Healthy Families.
In the News:
June 2016 - Foodland Opens Healthy Checkout Lane