New “Pack a Power Lunch” Display
Welcome back to school! This school year, Moving and Choosing is offering a new “Pack a Power Lunch” display to use in your classroom. This interactive display was developed by Registered Dietitians from Alberta Health Services.
The display facilitates exploration of healthy lunch and snack ideas. Content is based on Canada’s Food Guide and Health Canada’s Eat Well Plate.
Grades 1-6 will enjoy the challenge of “Myth or Truth” flip-panels on the display board.
Older students can use the Eat Well Plate and the recipe websites to plan their own lunches.
Parents can learn too! Consider using the display at parent-teacher night.
The Case for Power Lunches
A student will eat over 2,400 lunches from Grades 1-12! School lunches and snacks are a major source of essential vitamins and minerals that children need to grow and develop.
You may have noticed that without enough energy from food, children feel tired and find it difficult to concentrate in class. Did you know that new research suggests that healthier lunches can improve students’ academic test scores?
Using “Pack a Power Lunch” in Your Classroom
To borrow a “Pack a Power Lunch” display:
Moving and Choosing offers resources to schools, daycares and community groups in Medicine Hat, Brooks and area at no charge.
Medicine Hat & Area Contact: Rae Wahl 403 502-8245 or Rae.Wahl@albertahealthservices.ca
Brooks & Area Contact: Candice Buteau Candice.Buteau@grasslands.ab.ca
To make your own “Pack a Power Lunch” display:
Print the Pack a Power Lunch PDF file shared on our website.
You can also use the Pack a Power Lunch Google Slides file on your Smart Board!
Other Information about Healthy Lunches
(Alberta Health Services Handouts)
Snacks for Children
Submitted by: Michelle Letourneau, Registered Dietitian