ARENA + REC FACILITIES

Health Happens at
Recreation Facilities,
Pools & Arenas

All schools have a common goal to support the growth and development of each student. They are helping strengthen connections between staff, students, and even nature and the outdoors to inspire and influence learning for life!
They are not only learning the alphabet and arithmetic – they are learning how to make daily choices, and understand the components to living a healthy life. South Georgian Bay is a community containing many schools with different resources and cultures. However, all schools share the responsibility to make health and well-being a priority adapting their environments to help children make healthier choices as they grow.

Click on the Tabs Below to Learn About Health at Rec Facilities

10 HOURS OF SLEEP

Youth

Running and playing with your friends, siblings or parents can help your body prepare for bedtime!

Parent

Physical activity is not only good for your health, its great for sleep! Be an active role model.

Staff

Programs we offer at our facilities support physical activity with the added benefit of helping kids be active enough throughout the day to be ready for sleep at night.
10 HOURS OF SLEEP
LEARN MORE 
Make sleep a part of your everyday routine! Watch videos about why sleep is important and discover other useful resources to help achieve more restful shut eye!

5 SERVINGS FRUIT + VEGGIES

FRUIT AND VEGYouth

Pack your healthy snack for later! Following your favourite game, sport or physical activity fuel your body with fruits and vegetables.

Parent

Is your child hungry after activity? Fruits and vegetables are easy to pack!

Staff

Have healthy snack options available! During meetings or events provide healthy options for employees to make the healthy choice the easy choice.
5 SERVINGS FRUIT + VEGGIES
LEARN MORE 
Choose to boost veggies and fruit! Learn why vegetables and fruit are the best to fuel your body. Watch videos and discover interactive apps to colour up your life!

2 or Less Hours Recreational Screen Time

Youth

Make plans with your friends to participate in your favourite activity at your local recreation centre after school! Check out their indoor and outdoor spaces for new ways to be active.

Parent

Having trouble keeping your child off their favourite piece of technology? Plan head for after-school and check out the South Georgian Bay recreation facilities to try new social and physical activities with your children!

Staff

Provide and post the different social and physical activity programs to reach across interests of all ages! Your programs and activities can play a big role in helping families and youth to connect and replace screen time with active time.

2 HOURS OR LESS RECREATIONAL SCREEN TIME
LEARN MORE 
Take a break, turn it off. Unplug and play! Learn how screen time can affect your health and try new ways to set healthy screen time limits. Be sure not to stay too long!

1 Hour Physical Activity

Youth

Learning new activities and skills can be fun with your friends and can also help you to reach a 10 000 steps-a-day target.

Parent

Giving your child many chances to move and be active during play will help your child move easily on the ground, in the air, and on ice. Look into the different social and physical activity programs offered at your local recreation facility to enjoy some family fun!

Staff

Your facilities and programs are designed to encourage and allow people to be physically active. Keep up the great work supporting families and youth to participate in regular physical activity!

1 HOUR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
LEARN MORE
Run • Jump • Play • Everyday • Watch cool videos to learn about new activities and sports you can enjoy with friends. Start a family competition and have everyone track their steps with one of the suggested apps!

0 Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

Youth

Are you thirsty after playing with your friends? Try out the water bottle refill stations and see how many plastics bottles you can save!

Parent

Provide your child with a reusable water container to use at the water bottle refill station. Its free, refreshing and helps the environment.

Staff

Encourage clients, children, youth and families to use the water bottle refill stations or water fountains to hydrate. You’re creating environments that support choosing water first for thirst.

0 SUGAR – SWEETENED BEVERAGES
LEARN MORE
Water does wonders! Why is water the best choice for thirst? You are what you drink! Click here to find out why to fuel your body with water.

Mental Health

Youth

Participation in different physical activities may provide opportunity for you to make new friends and improve your confidence through learning new skills and social connections.

Parent

Participation in different activities and programs can help to lower stress and improve coping skills. Consider role-modeling healthy ways to relieve stress by being active.

Staff

Have you considered taking High Five training? High Five training provides an opportunity to learn about ways to support an inclusive, participatory program for children.

MENTAL HEALTH
LEARN MORE
There is no health without mental health. Mental health matters. Click to learn where you can talk to someone and the importance of connecting with family and friends, as well as your doctor or counsellor.

Family Life

Youth

Encourage your parents to get involved!

Parent

Consider trying new activities with your family at your local centre. Children and youth watch and learn from you!

Staff

Engage parents in activities and programs that run in your facility! Provide low-to-no cost opportunities for families so parents or guardians will feel comfortable participating during active play times.

FAMILY LIFE
LEARN MORE
Life with kids is messy and that is ok! Fill your parenting tool box with humor, tips and more!

Money

Youth

Active choices can be easy choices! Walk, run or ride your bike to participate in indoor or outdoor activities at your local recreation facility, pool or arena.

Parent

Seek out recreation facilities that have a sliding payment scale and run programs at no-cost or minimal-cost.

Staff

Stay informed of subsidies that can be used to assist clients and families. Some examples are JumpStart and in Simcoe County, Youth Reach.

MONEY
LEARN MORE
Your income can affect your health. Learn about South Georgian Bay’s many resources and tools to help you meet your most basic needs.

Health Happens Everywhere, Every Day in South Georgian Bay.

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