Eat Well, Get Moving! February 1 - April 30, 2013: Program Aimed at Healthy Living and Fitness for Kids

February 7, 2013

The Eat Well, Get Moving! program is underway throughout Greater Victoria, and interested schools and teachers are invited to register their classes now. Eat Well, Get Moving! is a health promotion program that encourages elementary school students to eat more vegetables and fruit and to be more active.

Students are given Crunch & Go cards to track the number of vegetables and fruit they eat along with minutes spent being active. At the end of each month, cards are collected for entry into a draw for prizes. The school with the highest participation rate at the end of the program receives a grand prize to support their school in remaining active and healthy year round.

Participants can start any time within the three-month period, but organizers encourage participation throughout the duration of the program.

The program was developed and is implemented each year through a partnership among municipal recreation centres in Greater Victoria, the YMCA-YWCA of Greater Victoria and the Vancouver Island Health Authority Nutrition Program.

For more information on prizes, teacher resources, sponsor information and more, go to

Program Contacts:

Esquimalt Recreation
Vicki Klyne, Community Services Programmer
Tel: 250-412-8511

Vancouver Island Health Authority
Janelle Hatch, Community Nutritionist
Tel: 250-519-5145 E-mail: [email protected]