This theme is about encouraging kids and families to make vegetables and fruit a part of every meal and snack. Veggies and fruit give kids the vitamins, minerals, and fibre that they need to stay healthy.
Reaching for vegetables and fruit throughout the day will help kids get at least 5 servings a day, which is the amount recommended by Canada’s Food Guide. During Theme 3, Healthy Kids Community Challenge communities will be working to support kids eating more vegetables and fruit by:
Increasing access and availability in the places where kids spend time.
Improving kids’ knowledge, skills and behaviours around healthy eating.
Communities will be doing this through campaigns, policies, programs and other supports.