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.
Alberta is doing some pretty interesting things when it comes to teaching their students about healthy eating- have a look!
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.
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.
Using games and activities is a great way to help children learn about healthy eating while having fun at the same time! The ideas below can be used to engage children in healthy eating experiences, teach them to recognise different foods and encourage them to experiment with new foods, tastes, flavours and textures.
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.
We share ideas, resources, and information with child educators to help facilitate learning outside the classroom.
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.
A teacher’s manual to ABC for Fitness that provides a variety of ideas to integrate physical activity into the classroom.
If you are looking for exercises to get your students moving in the classroom, this is a great resource of some exercise ideas. This exercise list gives you a good starting point and best of all, no equipment needed!
When working with kids, it’s important to engage them with fun and challenging fitness activities. These fitness games for kids, developed by ACE CERTIFIED Personal Trainer Anna Renderer, can help them learn how to improve their functional movement patterns, cardiovascular efficiency and balance, all while having a good time.
Creative new ways to be active using items around the house!
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.
Here is a great resource on teaching your students about sugary drinks, whether it is learning to count their cubes, or read a label; Sip Smart! Has it all!
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.
Lesson plans and age appropriate activities for teaching about Canada’s Food Guide in a “food first” way while considering equity and cultural inclusion.
In school lesson plans, snack tips, and a tab with children’s games developed by the Canadian Produce Marketing Association to encourage consumption of fruits and vegetables for health.
Adaptable activity/energizer cards for different grade levels and learning settings (in-person or virtual).