• Guidelines At-a-Glance

    This document provides a brief overview of 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.

  • Healthy Families BC

    Healthy Families BC is the Province’s health promotion plan to encourage British Columbians to make healthier choices.

  • Cook it. Try it. Like it!

    Cook it. Try it. Like it! is a five week after school program designed to promote healthy eating habits by providing students with hands-on experience cooking and tasting nutritious foods.

  • Healthy Eating After School

    The YMCA in partnership with the BC Ministry of Health created the Healthy Eating After School resource, designed to help after school care programs provide an environment where children learn about preparing and eating healthy food.

  • School Meal and School Nutrition Program Handbook

    This handbook supports school meal coordinators, school administrators, caterers, and others who are involved in providing healthy food and beverages to vulnerable students. This is based on the 2010 edition of the Guidelines.

  • Sample School District Vending Machine Services RFP

    This sample Request for Proposal can assist School Districts in obtaining reliable and responsible vending contracts that meet the Guidelines for Food and Beverage Sales in BC Schools.

  • Healthier Rewards

    Using food as a reward can have some effect on the eating habits of young people. Often it is unhealthy foods such as candy, cookies or chips that are used as rewards. Help young people to build healthy eating habits by using non-food rewards.

  • Dental Health: School Food and Beverage Sales Fact Sheet

    Schools can use the Guidelines for Food and Beverage Sales in BC Schools to help reduce the risk of tooth decay and support overall dental health among students.

  • Backgrounder on Setting the Right Example

    Schools and parents have a shared responsibility to model healthy behaviours taught in the classroom.

Making it Happen: Healthy Eating at School
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