Ticker Tom Program

BikeThe Go Healthy with Ticker Tom Program is a fun and interactive program designed to get healthy living messages to children and youth ages 6 – 12 enrolled in summer recreation programs. The goal of the program is to create awareness in children and youth of the key healthy living messages: eat healthy, be active, and stay smoke-free. The program is put into action with the help of Ticker Tom… a cat with some cool healthy living messages to share!

The Ticker Tom program supports the work of Eastern Regional Wellness Coalition member’s and summer recreation programs by using the following resources:

The Ticker Tom promotional items include:

  • Ticker Tom Poster – Used to promote the program in your region
  • Tale of Ticker Tom Poster – Used to familiarize children with Ticker Tom
  • Ticker Tom Brochure – Used to provide information on the program in your region
  • Ticker Ticker Tom Quizzler – An origami style activity provided to participants
  • Ticker Tom Stickers – Small logo sticker provided to participants
  • Ticker Tom T Shirts – as prizes for your program
  • Ticker Tom Certificate – Thank-you certificate provided to recreation sites once they complete the Program Evaluation Form
  • Ticker Tom Mascot – remember to book early for summer events

The Ticker Tom program can be integrated into your schedule in many different ways:

  • A Ticker Tom activity can be organized each day, once a week, or can be spontaneously added where it fits best
  • A theme week could be designated as Ticker Tom’s Wellness Week
  • Each week could have one theme day based on Ticker Tom’s healthy living messages: healthy eating, active living, and staying smoke-free
  • A celebration could be planned at the end of each week to celebrate what the children and youth have learned about healthy living
  • Ticker Tom’s healthy living messages and activities could be incorporated throughout the entire summer recreation program. The opportunity to promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle must be seized each day!

Most of all, have fun with this program while modeling the key messages if you are providing a snack for children be sure to offer healthy choices for instance, and have many opportunities to make a difference in the lives of children in the Eastern Region.

To avail of this program please contact: Ashley Crocker ashley.crocker@easternhealth.ca or phone 709-945-6531

Download the Eat, Great and Participate Healthy Options brochure HERE.

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