by Malcolm Jolley

Five years ago, the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario decided to tackle the growing problem of childhood obesity. Their response to the crisis was Spark Together for Healthy Kids which partners with community groups and province-wide organisations to get kids access to exercise and healthy food. The Spark program’s tagline says it all: helping kids live well today for a healthy tomorrow. Heart & Stroke grants funds to organisations that propose either advocacy projects or action projects that range from “walking school buses” so kids can safely walk back and forth between home and school to teaching basic fresh food preperation techniques. I sat down with program manager Sharon Brodovsky at Heart & Stroke’s mid-town Toronto offices to learn more about Spark for the video below…

Malcolm Jolley is the Managing Editor of Good Food Revolution and Executive Director of Good Food Media, the non-profit organization that publishes GFR. Follow him at

This video was made possible through the kind support of Fortessa Canada / Schott Zwiesel.