Healthy Kids Community Challenge

Choose to Boost Nutrition in SchoolsIncreasing opportunities for nutrition education in schools

As part of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge (HKCC) theme 3, Choose to Boost Veggies and Fruit, HKCC is hosting Choose to Boost Nutrition in Schools. Choose to Boost Nutrition in Schools is a professional development day for elementary school educators in Hastings and Prince Edward counties on Wednesday September 27, 2017. The goal of this event is to support teachers to increase opportunities for nutrition education in schools. This is one key initiative that is part of the HKCC action plan for theme 3 and will help launch our Veggies & Fruit Month for schools in October.

We are inviting a maximum of two elementary school educators per school to register.

Release time and transportation costs will be covered for participants.

Here is the agenda for the day:

8:30am – 9:00am: Registration
9:00am – 9:15am: Welcome
9:15am – 10:30am: Introduction to the value of food and nutritional education in schools; Presenter: Andrew Fleet – Growing Chefs Ontario
10:30am – 10:45am: Break
10:45am – 12:00pm: Planning effective school nutrition programs to increase vegetable and fruit intake in school settings; Presenter: Lynn Roblin – Nutrition Resource Centre
12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch will be provided
1:00pm – 3:10pm: Break out groups, focusing on curriculum links and “hidden nutrition” opportunities
3:10pm – 3:30pm: Wrap-up & evaluation

Choose to Boost Nutrition in Schools resources

Choose To Boost Nutrition In Schools – synopsis video

Keynote speaker #1 – Andrew Fleet (presentation slides)
Keynote speaker #1 – Andrew Fleet (video)

Keynote Speaker #2 – Lynn Roblin (presentation slides)
Keynote Speaker #2 – Lynn Roblin (video)
Resources to Support Increasing Vegetables and Fruit Intake in Children

Incorporating Gardening Into Your Classroom – FoodShare Toronto (presentation slides)
Incorporating Gardening Into Your Classroom – FoodShareToronto (video)




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