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Take Action on FOOD AT SCHOOL

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.

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Making it Happen: Healthy Eating at School
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