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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.
Use the “Guidelines for Food and Beverage Sales in BC Schools” to select foods and beverages offered at your school.
Increase access in vending machines to healthy food and beverages that meet the 2013 Guidelines for Food and Beverage Sales in BC Schools.
Lower the prices on healthier food and beverage choices and mark up the less healthy ones.
Place healthier foods and beverages where they capture students’ attention at eye level, at the front of a display and at the entrance to the cafeteria.
Plan and market a special meal day menu for sports day that follows Canada’s Food Guide.
Provide safe and pleasant surroundings; for example, play relaxing music during lunch.
Start a “playtime before lunch” policy by reversing lunch and playtime so students play first and eat afterward when they are ready to focus on eating.
Advocate for school meal, milk and/or snack programs in schools where they are needed.
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.