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.
Parents: Stock healthy foods (such as small muffins, milk, cheese, fresh fruit, cereals, raw veggies, sandwiches and yogurt) for your children to take to school for breakfast, lunch or as a snack.
Reinforce school efforts at home. Be a positive role model for your children. Try to have at least one meal each day together - either breakfast, lunch and/or supper.
Encourage discussion of school nutrition by the board and administrative team; arrange for your community nutritionist to present key facts.
Order the Healthy Eating at School videos and show them at your next PAC, board or staff meeting. Discuss what you can do to make nutrition happen at your school.
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.