Unlike any other time in a child's life, the early years are an especially important stage to build healthy brains. Healthy development during this time sets the stage for people to lead flourishing lives - socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically.
In Niagara, data has been collected on these indicators of child health:
Students taking part in the Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey were asked how they would rate their physical health.
In total, 54.7% of students said that there health was very good or excellent. This is not significantly different than the per cent in Ontario.
|Self-rated Physical Health||Niagara||Ontario|
|Fair to poor||13.7%||18.0%|