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Healthy School Nutrition Environment

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Healthy School Nutrition Environment

Nutrition Tools for Schools

BrightBites is a fun, modern resource to boost staff and student well-being that makes improving school nutrition fun, easy and rewarding. Teachers and other school leaders work with the students and the school community to win badges, receive recognition, and watch their school transform – one bite at a time.

Students need wholesome, tasty food and enjoyable eating experiences, but improving school nutrition can be challenging. BrightBites is a non-profit project that breaks this challenge down into fun, easy badges,that each link to different nutrition topics. These badges include resources, ideas, and even curriculum links to make boosting school nutrition easy and fun. Entire schools (elementary and secondary) or individual classes/groups can sign up as teams. By earning badges, teams rise up in the BrightBites Hall of Fame and receive recognition on social media. Teachers and other school leaders can use free BrightBites resources to guide their teams every step of the way.

Engage your students, school, and community! Earn badges in boosting vegetables and fruit, healthy rewards and incentives, healthy celebrations, healthy fundraising, school gardening, healthy beverage choices, and more!

For more information about implementing Bright Bites at your school, call 705-743-1000 or visit www.brightbites.ca.

School Nutrition Programs

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!  A healthy breakfast gives our children the energy and nutrients they need to fuel their growing minds and bodies.  Yet, many children miss the opportunity for breakfast for a variety of reasons. Whatever the reason, students who don’t eat breakfast arrive to class hungry and cannot learn as well.

Student Nutrition Programs in 48 local schools  are supported by Food for Kids Peterborough and County   At these programs, nutritious breakfasts, based on Canada’s Food Guide, are prepared by dedicated volunteers, and offered to all students so that everyone has the opportunity to do their best at school.  Volunteer, or donate today! Visit the Food for Kids Peterborough and County website at www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca/ffk for more information or call 705-743-1000.

Last modified on Apr 05, 2018