Programs available to promote healthy eating in schools
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BrightBites is a non-profit project that breaks the challenge of improving school nutrition down into fun, easy badges. Entire schools (elementary and secondary) or individual classes/groups can sign up as teams and boost student well-being.
A licensed classroom educational program that helps teach children in grades 3 to 7 about sugary drinks and about making healthy drinks choices.
A fresh take on school fundraiser! This program allows schools to fundraise selling Ontario-grown fruits and vegetables.
Teaching children about where food comes from through school gardens can increase their awareness on the link between the food system, health, and sustainability. The resources in this section can help students learn more about the food system and how food is grown, including skill-building opportunities with potential links to other aspects of the curriculum (science, math, etc.).
- School Food Gardens Start-up Guide
- Creating a Classroom Garden
- Tower Gardens https://goodfoodmachine.towergarden.ca/
- A vertical aeroponic growing system allowing you to grow up to 20 vegetables, herbs and flowers in less than three square feet either indoors or outdoors. Includes lesson plans and learning materials.