Healthy Kids Asks County Parents to Take the Call

February 4, 2016

Huron County, ON – This February, Huron County parents of kids ages 2-12 may be asked to participate in a telephone survey about how their kids spend their spare time.

Healthy Kids Community Challenge Huron wants to know what makes it easy, and hard for Huron County kids to be physically active. Parents’ answers will help improve physical activity opportunities for Huron County children.

“Parents are so important to their kids’ well-being, and to their communities too,” says Bonnie Baynham, project manager for Healthy Kids Community Challenge Huron. “The Healthy Kids Community Challenge is a result of communities and partners working together, and we need everyone’s help. If you get the call, take 10 minutes to help your children and other children across Huron County.”

A group called Forum Research has been hired to call a random selection of Huron County residents.

Calls will begin mid-February, 2016. The survey will take about 10 minutes.
Parents without landlines may be called on their cell phones during unlimited calling periods.

The survey will not identify individual respondents. Answers will only be used to help show what overall needs and opportunities exist in Huron County. No names will be used.

The Healthy Kids Community Challenge is a community-led program which focuses on healthy eating and physical activity for children. It is funded and supported by the Province of Ontario.

The Healthy Kids Community Challenge in Huron County is run by a leadership committee made up of municipal, health, educational and other community organizations across Huron County.

For more information:
Our media contact is: Rita Marshall, Communications Co-ordinator, 519.482.3416 (1.877.837.6143) ext. 2023 or rmarshall@huroncounty.caOur spokesperson is: Bonnie Baynham, Project Manager, Healthy Kids Community Challenge County of Huron. Our media contact will connect you to the spokesperson on this topic.



For more information contact:

Susan Cronin, County Clerk
519.524.8394 (ext 3257)