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Develop a process for schools in Winnipeg School Division to create healthy school nutrition environments by using a comprehensive school health model to:
- Develop a shared vision of healthy school nutrition.
- Develop and adopt guidelines for healthy school nutrition environments.
- Have participating schools identify priority healthy school nutrition issues and develop and implement an action plan for one issue.
- Evaluate activities, compile and share information.
- Celebrate successes with staff and students.
The Four Guidelines
The four guidelines that were chosen as potential focus items for the pilot schools Healthy School Nutrition Project Schools.
1. Healthy Food Options - The quality of the school nutrition environment depends on the quality of all foods and beverages sold or served at the school. School nutrition policies must address all foods and beverages sold or served on school grounds or at school events.
2. Pleasant Eating Experiences and Environmental Issues - Students enjoy their food more with a pleasant dining area and may try more healthy food options if they can relax, eat and socialize without feeling rushed.
3. Nutrition Education - Building nutrition knowledge and skills
with students, staff and parents, helps everyone involved make wiser healthy eating and physical activity choices.
4. Quality School Meals - Healthy foods offered in school breakfast and lunch programs allows children to learn to enjoy many different foods and develop healthy eating patterns.
Mulvey School Selects Nutrition Education
Building nutrition knowledge and skills helps children make healthy eating and physical activity choices. To make a difference, nutrition education for students should be appropriate for the students' ages and provide opportunities for them to practice skills and have fun.