Local Organizations Invited to Apply for Community Hydration Stations! | Hastings Prince Edward Public Health

Local Organizations Invited to Apply for Community Hydration Stations!

Local Organizations Invited to Apply for Community Hydration Stations! 
The Healthy Kids Community Challenge invites publicly funded and not-for-profit organizations to apply for new hydration stations. 

Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/August 17, 2016– The Healthy Kids Community Challenge Hastings Prince Edward is now accepting applications for Community Hydration Stations! Publicly funded and not-for-profit organizations can apply for new water bottle refill stations, water fountains, water coolers, or other water dispensers. These Hydration Stations will be provided to successful applicants to serve kids and their families in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties.

 The Community Hydration Station initiative is being undertaken as part of Water Does Wonders - the second theme of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge, which encourages kids and their families to drink more water. The goal of this initiative is to increase the availability of water access points in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties, ultimately making it easier and more convenient for kids and their families to drink more water!

 “By purchasing new hydration stations for the community, we hope to make it easier for kids and their families to choose water as their beverage of choice to stay healthy and hydrated,” said Emma Pillsworth, Local Project Manager for the Healthy Kids Community Challenge Hastings Prince Edward,. “Water is essential to keep kids’ bodies working and growing properly and we want to make it as readily available as possible.”

Publicly funded and not-for-profit organizations that serve kids and their families in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties and who could benefit from better water access are encouraged to submit an application. Links to the Community Hydration Station Application and the accompanying guide can be found at: https://healthykidshpe.ca/community-hydration-stations/. Applications are due September 30, 2016.

Hastings and Prince Edward Counties join 44 other communities across Ontario taking part in the Healthy Kids Community Challenge. The Healthy Kids Community Challenge unites communities with a common goal of promoting children’s health through physical activity, healthy eating and other healthy habits.

For more information about the Healthy Kids Community Challenge, please visit www.healthykidsHPE.ca.

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Media Contact:

Emma Pillsworth
Healthy Kids Community Challenge Local Project Manager
Hastings Prince Edward Public Health
Phone: 613-966-5500 ext. 509
Email: epillsworth@hpeph.ca