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Nutrition Education Program Providers

IN THE CLASSROOM

Action Schools! BC
http://www.actionschoolsbc.ca
A best practices physical activity and healthy eating model designed to assist elementary schools (K-7) in creating individualized school action plans to promote healthy living. Check out the Healthy Eating Action Resource and the Healthy Eating Workshop.

BC Agriculture in the Classroom
http://www.aitc.ca/bc
Resources and curriculum-based lesson ideas (K-12) that bring BC agricultural practices into your classroom.

BC Dairy Association
nutritioneducationbc.ca
Curriculum-based comprehensive nutrition education programs and downloadable lessons and activities (K-12). Key elementary programs are bilingual. Teacher workshops available. Find out why take a workshop. Call toll-free 1-800-242-6455

BC Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health
http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/health/active_living/physical_activity_learning.htm
Curriculum-based set of healthy eating and physical activity classroom-based lesson plans (K to 10)
Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Learning Resources
Grade 8, Grade 9 and Grade 10 available in French and English; Kindergarten to Grade 7 available Fall 2008

Heart and Stroke Foundation
http://www.heartandstroke.bc.ca/site/c.kpIPKXOyFmG/b.3757691/k.B96F/HeartSmart_Kids8482.htm
Curriculum-based HeartSmart Kids™ programs (K-6, including a Grade 4-6 Aboriginal Program) focus on encouraging children to make heart-healthy lifestyle choices in a fun, challenging and engaging way. Teacher workshops available.
Call toll-free 1-888-473-4636

Home Economics Classes: Foods and Nutrition 8 to 12
http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/irp/pdfs/applied_skills/2007he_foodnutri812.pdf
Home Economics teachers include nutrition education lessons as part of their program of instruction.

Sip Smart! BC
Sip Smart! BC is an initiative to teach children from Grades 4 to 6 what they need to know to make healthy drink choices. FREE to BC Educators and available September 2009.
http://healthyeatingatschool.ca/featured/sip-smart-bc (Teachers/Resources)

Vancouver Island Health Authority Program ©Healthy Choices
http://www.viha.ca/NR/rdonlyres/638CE3F5-AA10-472A-B649-93EF886A5AE9/0/GRADE101112PDF.pdf
A curriculum-based program for students (K-12), based on the principles of comprehensive school health, focusing on health issues including healthy eating, physical activity, sexual development, relationships and more.

OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM

Kids’ Nutrition Tours Program at Save-On-Foods

http://www.saveonfoods.com/nutrition-tours A free interactive supermarket tour (K-3) facilitated by a registered dietitian with teacher guide, classroom activities and grade specific materials. Tours for other grades available on request.

To book a nutrition tour, call 1.800.242.9229 or sign up online

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