The Healthy Kids Quest encourages and empowers students to make healthy lifestyle choices while, meeting cross-curricular requirements for grades 1 to 3. The 6 themed modules include a lesson plan, challenge, activities, and information sheets for parents.
Policies within the Anglophone and Francophone school districts in New Brunswick. See Policy 711 in the Health and Safety section for the policy on a Healthier School Food Environment.
Chefs! helps teach children about healthy eating and physical activity, while they learn the fun of cooking. It includes 90-minute sessions designed for children and youth aged 8 to 12 years.
Farm to Cafeteria Canada works with partners across Canada to educate, build capacity, strengthen partnerships, and influence policy to bring local, healthy, and sustainable foods into all public institutions. Check out the New Brunswick Farm to School Guide on their resource page.
Bright Bites (formerly, Nutrition Tools for Schools) is a program that offers tips, tools and public health support to help your school create a healthy environment. Check out their “Hall of Fame” for lots of challenge ideas.
Find information on nutrition, food and healthy eating as well as recipes, videos and interactive healthy eating tools.
New Brunswick’s doctors and dietitians partnered up to find out what options are available to students sent to school with lunch money. Make Menus Matter aims to raise awareness about the wide variation in our school cafeteria food.
The Stop Marketing to Kids (STOP M2K) Coalition’s (founded by the Heart and Stroke Foundation in collaboration with the Childhood Obesity Foundation in 2012) goal is to restrict all food and beverage marketing to Canadian children age 16 and younger. Check out the past media releases for more information.
The Build Your Best Day is a fun, interactive and educational tool to teach children and youth (aged 5-17) about the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines. Build Your Best Day highlights Sweat, Step, Sleep and Sit activities to help kids live a healthy life each day.
Great Minds Think Outside is a bilingual hands-on, curriculum-linked, outdoor professional development program that gives educators the skills and resources they need to teach their students outside-whatever the subject matter.
Branch Out, Make Waves is a New Brunswick-wide challenge that encourages youth and community groups to team up and take on tree-planting and shoreline clean-up conservation projects. Get involved and become an environmental steward in your community today.
Get inspired to get outside with fun forest, wetlands, and ocean colouring pages. Discover New Brunswick’s plants and animals in the process.
Have students and school staffs track their screen time with this Heart Healthy Schools tracking sheet.
NB Plays is a after-school initiative developed by Recreation New Brunswick and the Department of Healthy and Inclusive Communities. It promotes a blended approach to programming with the goal of healthy, holistic development. Check out the NB Plays Playbook for after-school programming information and activities.
Superhero Training is a program provided by Recreation NB, Coach NB, and NB Physical Literacy that offers children the opportunity to learn fundamental movement skills in a fun, safe, and positive environment. The “Superhero” Training is open to front-line leaders and facilitators working directly with children between the ages of 5 and 12.
A teacher’s manual to ABC for Fitness that provides a variety of ideas to integrate physical activity into the classroom.
ParticipACTION is a national non-profit organization that promotes healthy living and physical fitness. The 150 Play List is 150 activities for any age, ability or level of experience complete with how to play, equipment, and suggested adaptations.
GoNoodle improves student behaviour, attention levels and betters academic performance through movement and mindfulness. Create a free account to access 150+ fun and educational videos to stretch, breathe, workout, or dance (guided or freestyle)!
Ontario Active School Travel is a program of Green Communities Canada that aims to make walking, cycling, and other forms of active, safe, and sustainable transportation the norm for trips to and from school. Be sure to check out their school travel planning toolkit.
The Cycling Resource Manual provides a comprehensive range of available options and strategies to guide the implementation of active and safe routes to school.The Cycling Resource Manual provides a comprehensive range of available options and strategies to guide the implementation of active and safe routes to school.
At My Best is a free, curriculum-linked toolkit that combines physical activity, healthy eating and emotional well-being for students in Kindergarten to Grade six to inspire healthier choices today and in the future.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation created the Count your Cube Challenge to help you keep track of your sugar consumption. Check out the educator resources for activities.
The Water at School Toolkit provides information, tools, and activities to promote water at your school.
This resource includes information and recommendations on restricting food and beverage marketing to children and youth – touching on schools’ and communities’ role in protecting children.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s position statement on sugary drinks will answer: why it is an issue and why it needs to be addressed. Recommendations on how to address this issue are also provided.
Unlock Food, brought to you by the Dietitians of Canada, The Juicy Story on Drinks, provides information on sugar-sweetened beverages and healthy ways to satisfy your thirst.
Unlock Food, brought to you by the Dietitians of Canada, Facts on Fluids gives advice on how much fluids you need to stay healthy and hydrated.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s position statements on sugar, heart disease and stroke will help you create a school environment free of sugar.