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Comprehensive School Health
Comprehensive School Health (CSH) is an internationally recognized framework for supporting improvements in students' educational outcomes while addressing school health in a planned, integrated and holistic way. The four pillars of CSH are: social and physical environment; teaching and learning; healthy school policy; and, partnerships and services.
Learn more about Comprehensive School Health at Healthy Schools BC
CSH Related Resources:
FOOD AND NUTRITION RESOURCES
- Bake Better Bites BC Healthy Living Alliance
- BC Trans Fat Regulations BC Ministry of Health
- Brand Name Food List BC Ministry of Education and BC Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport
- Guidelines for Food and Beverage Sales in BC Schools Healthy Families BC, 2013
- Healthy Eating at School
- Healthy Fundraising for Schools DASH BC
- "Play First Lunch" Toolkit Vancouver Coastal Health
- School Meal and School Nutrition Program Handbook BC Ministry of Education and BC Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport
- Tips and Recipes for Quantity Cooking: Nourishing Minds and Bodies Dietitians of Canada
- New Westminster Food Programs and Services Map
Food and Nutrition -
- BC Agriculture in the Classroom provides educators with a wide range of resources and programs to bring BC’s agriculture to their students.
- Canadian Food and Nutrition Education Resources (Vancouver Coastal Health, September 2010)
- Classroom and School Gardens Curriculum Connections Outlines specific learning outcomes from Science, Social Studeies, and health and Career Education for grades k-7.
- Feeding Minds, Fighting Hunger: A World Free From Hunger The Feeding Minds, Fighting Hunger Partners provide lesson modules for teachers, resources and activities for students at the Primary, Intermediate, and Secondary levels.
- Project Chef: Cook Healthy Edible Food is an experiential, curriculum-based school program for students in grades four and five that teaches students about healthy food: where it comes from, what it tastes like, how to prepare it and how to enjoy sharing it around a table.
- School Food Gardens provides information on how to integrate growing food with your curriculum.
- Spuds in Tubs: Potatoe Tub Gardens for Schools is a BC Agriculture in the Classroom program that provides teachers with all the supplies needed to start a portable potatoe garden in their classes. Teachers can then work with their students to show them the importance of access to fresh food, connect them to the food that they eat, engage them in production, and teach them that food comes from the soil, not the grocery store.
- The Truth about Canadian Milk (U tube video clip)
Healthy Eating and Physical Activity -
- Action Schools BC is a best practices model designed to assist schools in creating individualized action plans to promote healthy living.
- Daily Physical Activity -DPA- (BC Ministry of Education) provides information, tracking tools and resources to support schools in implementing DPA.
- Eat Well and Be Active Educational Toolkit (Health Canada): is designed to help teach children and adults about healthy eating and physical activity and encourage individuals to tak action to maintain and improve their health. Includes posters, activity plans and images.
- HASTE (Hub for Action on School Transportation Emissions) provides tools, programs and resources to help get kids to walk or bike to school and information on the walking school bus/bicycle train program.
- Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Learning Resources (BC Ministry of Education) provides healthy eating and physical activity classroom-based lesson plans for Kindergarten to grade 12 (English) and Kindergarten to grade 7 (French).
- Heart and Stroke Foundation provides teacher resources for Kindergarten to grade 6. Resources include: Jumping into the Curriculum and HeartSmart Kids. NEW: HeartSmart Kids e-learning modules for educators who want to teach healthy living in their classes
- Physical Activity Guides for Children and Youth (Health Canada) provides teacher guides ( ages 6 to 9 and 10 to 14), family guides and a physical activity chart.
Smoking Prevention -
- Teacher Vision Smoking Prevention Resources is a US -based collection of smoking prevention lessons, worksheets, references and Web resources to help students in grades 2 to 5 understand the harmful effects of smoking.
- Teaming Up for Tobacco-Free Kids provides lesson plans for grades 4 to 6 that have been developed by Alberta Health Services to emphasize prevention by increasing awareness about the dangers related to tobacco. Resources are also availalbe in French.
- Youth Zone (Health Canada) is a website that provides youth with the facts on what smoking does to their body, their environment and who's actually benefits from the sale of tobacco products. There is also a "Homework Help" section that provides a wealth of information for school projects.
FRENCH LANGUAGE RESOURCES:
PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS
- BC Dairy Foundation School Milk Program is an initiative that provides schools with free tools and resources for serving milk at school.
- BC Dairy Foundation Nutrition Education Workshops for Teachers
- BC School Fruit and Vegetable Nutritional Program is an initiative to improve the health of BC children and families. The program is free of charge for schools and provides students and school staff with a fresh fruit and vegetable snack twice a week, every other week.
- Breakfast for Learning provides nutrition grants for schools.
For additional information on other Health Promoting Schools opportunities, please contact Betina Wheeler (formerly Ali), Community Program Development Officer, at 604-517-6168 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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