Adequate and proper nutrition is key to healthy development for children and youth. Eating patterns developed early in life have an impact on lifetime health. (Healthy Settings for Young People in Canada, 2008, Public Health Agency of Canada).
Ideas for including more nutritious foods in school-based activities and spaces.
Ideas for encouraging healthy eating inside and outside of school.
Ideas for including nutrition education into classroom learning.
Cooking, gardening, and composting resources.
Resources for promoting healthy self-esteem and body image.
Resources on the cost of healthy eating in Saskatchewan.
This site includes tips, recipes, and resources to help schools to select and serve healthy foods. It includes quantity-cooking recipes, school garden toolkits, ideas for eating locally and being allergy-aware and more. It includes a school self-assessment tool.
Nutrition Positive is a partnership program to bring good nutrition into the whole school community, encouraging good health through nutritious food choices. Classroom and school activities, staff events, fundraising projects and meal programs all focus on good nutrition and creating healthy food environments. Their manual includes guides, activities, links to SK curriculum, evaluation and more.
A guide to help schools provide healthy food options for students, including tips on reading labels and choosing foods.
A training program designed for educators to build capacity within agencies to deliver consistent nutrition messaging that supports key messages from registered dietitians. Using the Canada's Food Guide and case studies, it supports trainees in having the skills and confidence to plan and implement basic nutrition education and in increasing their knowledge of the why, what and how of healthy eating.
Contact the RQHR Health Promotion Department at: 306.766.6320
This is a self-study course that has been developed by the Public Health Nutritionists of Saskatchewan working group for people working primarily in school and day care settings. It provides an understanding or basic nutrition, menu planning, budgeting, purchasing and food production. Cost $215, comes with manual.
Success stories, resources, toolkits, and support for serving locally-sourced foods in schools
Contains ideas for making a healthy vending machine action plan, deciding what to sell, promoting it, reviewing progress, ensuring sustainability, and sharing success.
Celebrations and parties are a fun way to mark special events or holidays and give schools the chance to reinforce classroom food and nutrition lessons. With a few easy changes, most food and drinks can support the health and learning of students and expose them to a variety of new types of food and flavours.
From The Ground Up has come up with some great classroom resources that introduce wonderful ideas that incorporate the fundraiser with learning activities.
A not-for-profit facilitating selling locally-sourced foods for fundraising in schools and daycares in Saskatchewan and other provinces.
Ideas for healthy fundraising at special events and in the community.
A guide to support a range of healthy fundraising ideas to support your school goals.
This resource contains recipes and tips for preparing healthy baked goods while supporting schools to meet the 2013 edition of the Guidelines for Food and Beverages Sales in BC Schools. Bake Better Bites is helpful for parents, community volunteers, school staff and students and could be used to meet the Government of Saskatchewan Healthy Eating Guidelines, as well.
Includes fact sheets and worksheets to better understand how the adults and older students in your school can be positive role models for health. It looks at the language used around food and eating, eating behaviours and interactions with children at meal and snack times.
Reverse Lunch aims to encourage the development of healthy eating behaviours by providing comfortable and calm eating spaces for children. This is when students go outside to play before eating their lunches. This helps students to behave better, waste less and eat more of their lunch, focus on eating, and more.
A guide presenting courses of action for municipalities wishing to improve the food environment of children by through sound land-use planning and an appropriate spatial distribution of commercial uses. This includes limiting the presence of fast-food restaurants near schools.
Information and fact sheets on training diet, tips for parents, nutrition on the road, and tips for parents. Their site also includes a Sport Nutritionist Registry
Tips for parents and educators for promoting healthy eating in school.
Tips for parents and educators for promoting healthy eating in school.
This guide has ideas for fun activities to make healthy foods exciting including Tasting parties that have children explore healthy foods (pg 44). It also includes learning activities on healthy eating.
This kit contains 14 types of commonly grown seeds in Saskatchewan, classification charts, lesson plans and pictures of the field crops. The kit contains enough supplies to break your class into five groups. Maximum order 1/teacher
This Regina-based program provides funding and support to Regina schools, and other groups to serve nutritous meals and snacks. They also have a Community Kitchen Training once or twice a year where participants can learn the basics of setting up and facilitating a community kitchen or cooking program ($25).
Kids Kitchens is a hands-on nutrition program whereby children learn basic cooking and nutrition skills in a fund atmoshpere. CHEP does these in Saskatoon, but will also travel to some Rural locations to train educators in other areas. CHEP also has a variety of other Children's nutrition programs.
This series of lesson plans is designed to be used either singularly or in combination with the others presented in the package. Together, they will meet the objectives as set out by Ministry of Education Curriculum for Applied Arts and Science 10/30 Food Studies and Commercial Cooking.
Guidelines for school garden or greening projects including rationale, benefits, and promising practices.
A list of school gardening resources, including information about outdoor/indoor gardens and available grants for schools.
Tips for starting a school garden (note that some are BC-specific)
This site provides steps to a classroom garden
An indoor gardening program to give students the opportunity to produce food co-operatively, while learning about nutrition, environmental stuardship, sustainable food systems, and community interdependence.
A pilot project transforming an organization's unused space into an edible green space - leading the way, step-by-step for other organizations to do the same. Check out their site for inspiration!
Focus tested messages for parents and teens to promote a healthy body image and healthy eating habits. Messages and related tips are also available as fact sheets and new ones can be generated.
An evidence-based Canadian site that includes a teacher training module designed to help alert teachers (and parents) to ffactors that can trigger unhealthy dieting among children, and ways to provent it. It addresses things such as media and peer pressure, role models, and the school climate.
A free curriculum for grades 4-8 that addresses a gap in media literacy and teaches students to explore how and why media messages are constructed, before allowing them to create their own. It includes lesson objectives, plans and examples; worksheets, evaluation rubrics, and tips sheets.
Website with resources, videos, research, fact sheets, handouts, web links addressing issues of obesity, healthy eating environments, youth and the media
A professional resource that includes background information on eating disorders, how to recognize and respond to them and support a student recovering from them, and ideas on how to prmote health and wellbeing within the school.
This website contains variety of teacher resources about media and body image that can be searched by subject.
Discusses how much it costs to buy nutritious foods across the province of Saskatchewan and solutions to address food security. Also included is a food cost calculator to help individuals, families, and groups estimate the cost of healthy eating for a week or a month for their home or organization.
Support youth and community well-being through the collaborative action of community partners working together. Through evidence, tools and resources, SAYCW supports stakeholders to turn the knowledge gained through the youth health survey into health promoting action.
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Adequate and proper nutrition is key to healthy development for children and youth. Eating patterns developed early in life have an impact on lifetime health. (Healthy Settings...
This brief questionnaire seeks feedback from schools, school divisions, health regions, and other Saskatchewan stakeholders on the SAYCW Youth Health Survey, the results reports, and the school and community grant. We hope to learn from you to improve SAYCW’s work in conducting our next Youth Health Survey, preparing the results reports, and translating the knowledge into action.