Healthy Eating


Addressing Weight Bias in the Classroom

January 6, 2020

Today, 30% of Canadian children, aged 5-17, have overweight or obesity and one in 10 children has experienced or is experiencing some forms of weight bias at school and their own home.


Revised Healthy Drinks Healthy Kids Resource

October 8, 2019

Canada’s new Food Guide recommends making water your drink of choice as a great way to stay healthy and hydrated without calories. Healthy drink options other than water can include unsweetened milk, such as 1% or 2% milk, or unsweetened fortified plant-based beverages such as soy or almond beverages.


Sodium and kids: how can schools help kids eat healthy?

June 4, 2019

 

School age children need between 1200 – 1500 mg of sodium (salt) per day. The upper limit is 2300 mg per day. (The upper limit is the highest level likely to not cause harm; it is not a recommended level of intake).



Sugar Shocker!!!

November 6, 2018

Sugar makes foods and drinks taste good which adds flavor and enjoyment to eating.