These boards/posters/banners are designed to help parents, caregivers, older students and adults understand healthy food choices and use information on food packages to help make decisions.
Each board includes shopping tips for busy on-the-go people.
Whether it is served in cafeterias, canteens, or vending machines; offered as part of breakfast programs; used for fundraising or special events; or is a subject for curriculum instruction, food plays an important role in the school day.
Schools across Manitoba are taking action to promote healthy eating and healthy food choices at school. This website will provide guidance and resources for anyone working in or with a school on food related activities throughout the school day, including teachers, parents, administrators, students, and health professionals.
The 2009 Manitoba School Nutrition Survey was designed to obtain information about present school food-service facilities and arrangements, the types of foods sold in schools, and food-related policies and guidelines currently in place in Manitoba schools.
The Manitoba School Nutrition Handbook has been developed to help school communities to:
» promote healthy eating, consistent with what is taught in the school curriculum,
» make the healthy choice the easy choice, and
» support students in establishing healthy eating habits for a lifetime.
This handbook is designed to help school communities develop nutrition policies and implement changes to promote healthier eating options.
To complement the handbook you will find additional information on a broad range of topics and activities, including downloadable fact sheets and templates, and case studies to share Manitoba experiences and success stories. The tools and resources can help schools work towards the healthy eating component of the Healthy Schools program.
Click here to download the Manitoba School Nutrition Handbook [français]
A "Guidelines for Foods Available in K to 12 Schools
in Manitoba" Mini Poster and Parent
Guide has also been developed to assist those making decisions
about what food will be available in or promoted by schools.
Click here to download the "Guidelines for Foods Available in K to 12 Schools in Manitoba" Mini Poster and Parent Guide [français]
A healthy school promotes the physical, emotional, and social health of students, their families, school staff, and school community. Providing an environment where kids can eat healthily is part of being a healthy school.
Need help with improving your school nutrition environment?
Call 1-888-547-0535 toll free for assistance from the school nutrition support team.