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  • Guidelines for Food and Beverage Sales in BC Schools

    These Guidelines define the nutrition standard that schools are required to apply to all food and beverages sold to students. This document contains information, tools, and fact sheets to support implementation of the Guidelines across the school setting.

  • Guidelines At-a-Glance

    This document provides a brief overview of the Guidelines for Food and Beverage Sales in BC Schools.

  • Implementing Guidelines

    Resources from HealthLink BC to help parents, food providers, school administrators and teachers use the Guidelines for Food and Beverage Sales in BC Schools.

  • Tips and Recipes for Quantity Cooking (2014): Nourishing Minds and Bodies

    This resource includes a selection of delicious recipes, tips on how to choose healthy recipes, and substitutions to make favourite recipes healthier. Tips and Recipes for Quantity Cooking supports schools in meeting the 2013 edition of the Guidelines for Food and Beverages Sales in BC Schools and is helpful for people who prepare meals and snacks including food services staff, chef instructors, caterers, students and Parent Advisory Councils.

  • Bake Better Bites (2014): Recipes and Tips for Healthier Baked Goods

    This resource contains recipes and tips for preparing healthy baked goods while supporting schools to meet the 2013 edition of the Guidelines for Food and Beverages Sales in BC Schools. Bake Better Bites is helpful for parents, community volunteers, school staff and students.

  • Breakfast Club of Canada

    Breakfast Club of Canada works to ensure that children, especially those that need it most, start their day with a nutritious breakfast in an environment that fosters dignity and self-esteem. Take a look at this list of free workshops offered to develop a new generation of breakfast program leaders!

  • Eat Smart Celebrations

    Celebrations and parties are a fun way to mark special events or holidays and give schools the chance to reinforce classroom food and nutrition lessons. With a few easy changes, most food and drinks can support the health and learning of students and expose them to a variety of new types of food an flavours.

  • How to be a successful lunchroom monitor

    A positive school lunch period can help children to eat healthy foods, build social skills and enjoy their meals with friends. Lunchroom monitors can play a key role in helping children gain healthy eating habits. Here are some tips to help you be a successful lunchroom monitor.

  • How to grow vegetables

    From Asparagus to Zucchini, here's West Coast Seeds' guide on how to grow and harvest vegetables from seed.

  • Where to get seeds in BC

    Need seeds for your school garden? Check out this list of BC seed suupliers

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