Physical activity... for fun, for health, for life, for you!

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Key Messages

Be Active

  • Follow the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines and be active everyday.
  • Build activity into your daily routine.
  • Choose activities you enjoy.
  • Physical activity can be fun for the whole family.
  • Limit screen time and sitting for long periods of time.

Eat Well

  • Enjoy a variety of foods from the four food groups of Canada’s Food Guide.
  • Eat vegetables and fruit at all meals and as snacks.
  • Eat regularly throughout the day, starting with breakfast.
  • Eat together as a family whenever possible.
  • Parents/caregivers are responsible for what foods are served, when and where meals and snacks are served.
  • Eating well, being active and feeling good about you are important steps towards better health and a healthy body weight.

Accept Yourself and Others

  • Healthy people come in a variety of weights, shapes and sizes.
  • Appreciate the positive qualities in yourself and other.
  • Be a positive role model.

(Taken from the Brant County Health Unit Healthy Weights Key Messages, 2009)