13-19 - Fitness and Nutrition

In order to be healthy youth need exercise and good nutrition. Powell River physicians, dentists, and Powell River Community Health can provide you with local support. Online information is available at the links here.

The Powell River Recreation Complex has many low cost opportunities for children and families to get active and stay healthy.

a Powell River Leisure Guide
The Powell River Leisure Guide & Recreation Schedules - this link will take you to the City of Powell River website, click on Departments and this will take you to the Recreation Facility and schedules

Explore the Kids Health site here for information on Healthy Weight, Nutrition, Total Well-Being, Nutrition Basics, Exercise, Sports, Fit for Summer.

For more specific topical areas check out the following:

Setting Exercise Goals  Once on the website you will need to select teen, and then food and fitness from the sidebar menu - lots of useful information here!

Sports Injuries


Fitness & Nutrition Links:

KidsHealth,org - Fitness & Nutrition once on the website click on teens and then fitness and nutrition

Children and TV: Limiting your child's screen time

Children & Sports: Choices for all ages


Nutrition Links: 

Health Canada - Canada Food Guide

Healthy Eating at School

Dietitian Services at HealthLink BC

Nutrition for Kids: Guidlines for a healthy diet


Powell River Food Resources:

Powell River Direct: Food Distribution Sources

Free Food in Powell River

Powell River Food Security

Healthy Body Image:

Empowered Parents

Jessie's Legacy - You will need to  use the search engine on this site as there is a wealth of information on many topics on this website.


Type II Diabetes:

Canadian Diabetes: Type 2

Canadian Diabetes: Children & Type 2

Canadian Diabetes: Healthy Eating for School-Age Children

 Obesity Links:

Obesity in children

KidsHealth.org: Overweight and Obesity


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