Be Active Every Day is a program initiated by Doctors of BC to help school age children become more active and make healthy choices. Doctors across BC are coordinating with their local school a month-long challenge that encourages at least 60 minutes of activity and play time every day from October 1 to 26.
With doctors leading students through the activity challenge, kids learn about the importance of good health, nutrition, and fitness from a medical perspective. The goal is to make a lasting impact on children and help them turn healthy choices into healthy habits.
The Challenge begins the week of Monday October 1st with a school visit and ends with follow up visit the final week of October. Last year more than 5,800 students in 66 schools were challenged by 48 doctors and resident doctors with the help of nurse practitioners, Divisions of Family Practice, and athletes across the province!
Only 9% of kids meet the Canadian Guidelines of one hour of activity each day. Help BC elementary students learn the value of daily activity by taking part in the Be Active Every Day challenge.