Be Active Every Day 2016

Date: 
October 3, 2016 to October 28, 2016

Be Active Every Day is an annual Doctors of BC initiative to help kids be more active and make healthy choices. In partnership with their local elementary school, doctors across BC coordinate a month-long challenge to kids: Be active 60 minutes every day in October.

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Event Information

The Challenge is set to start the week of Monday October 3rd with a follow up visit in the last week of October. Last year more than 4700 students in 33 schools were challenged by 40 doctors and resident doctors with the help of nurse practitioners, divisions, and athletes across the province!

When doctors lead students through the activity challenge, kids can 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.

How it Works

  • Starting the week of October 3, doctors visit their school of choice to present the challenge to the kids.
  • Doctors provide activity booklets and promotional items to kids, talk about Live 5-2-1-0, and explain why it’s important to stay active.
  • During the presentation the doctor will premiere the first of four short videos (2-3 minutes). 
  • This series showcases ‘Dance Stars’ who encourage kids to have fun and get active. A different video will be shown each week of the challenge.
  • The theme this year is dance and demonstrates to kids what can be achieved when they are dedicated to an activity that gets them moving. 
  • They don't need to have dance experience because suggested activities cover a range of ways to get out and have fun.
  • During the month, kids set goals and write about their activities in their activity booklet.
  • Doctors return at the end of the month to congratulate kids on a job well done and hand out certificates for completing the challenge.
  • By sending a picture or short 15-30 second video of your best dance moves into Doctors of BC, kids and their dance may be featured on the Doctors of BC website AND all kids around the province who submit will be entered to win a prize.
Dance Star Profiles

Our stars are soon to be announced, check back later!

Multimedia

Pictures 

Send your picture to beactive@doctorsofbc.ca

Videos

Check back here to watch the weekly videos once the challenge has started!

Week 1 - Fruits and Veggies - October 3

 

Week 2 - Limited Screen Time - October 10

 

Week 3 - 60 Minutes of Activity - October 17

 

Week 4 - No Sugar Sweetened Drinks - October 24

Be part of the event that gets kids moving!

Oct 5 - 30, 2016

For more information contact:

Patrick Higgins
Communications Coordinator

T 604 638 8744   F 604 638 2915   TF 1 800 665 2262
@doctorsofbc - doctorsofbc.ca - phiggins@doctorsofbc.ca