Healthy eating is a natural outcome of garden-based education. Get started here!
This page links to the Guidelines for Food and Beverage Sales in BC schools and all supportive resources.
This guide supports a range of healthy fundraising ideas that can support your school goals.
IN THE CLASSROOM
Action Schools! BC
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
Resources and curriculum-based lesson ideas (K-12) that bring BC agricultural practices into your classroom.
BC Dairy Association
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
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
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
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.
Vancouver Island Health Authority Program ©Healthy Choices
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
Learn how Burnaby Mountain Secondary in School District 41 successfully introduced soups into the menu.
Find out how the PAC lunch program at Dorothy Lynas Elementary in School District 44 was able to generate the same amount of funds using the new School Guidelines despite higher food costs.
Explore the challenges of nutrition education and lunchtime at school.
There is growing interest around the world for using gardens as a hands-on learning opportunity that can be integrated into a wide-range of subject areas. Studies of food-producing gardens in schools cite many benefits.