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Maybank School Nutrition House Event – May 2010

Ralph Maybank School (Winnipeg, MB)
School Division: Pembina Trails School Division
Student Population (approximately): 150
Grade Level: K-6

Contact: Liz McGuire, teacher
Phone Number: (204) 453-4631

Health Topics:

  • Healthy Eating
  • Physical Activity
  • Cleanliness

Individuals Involved:

  • Principal
  • Every student
  • Secretary
  • Teachers and counselors
  • Public Health nurse and volunteer from WRHA

Target Group:

  • Students
  • Parents

Factors that contributed to success:

  • Enthusiastic team of teachers, educational aids and student teachers
  • Complete support of the staff and administration
  • Previously attending a conference on the brain
  • Funding from Healthy Schools grant


  • Student population was divided into six multi-age, cross-grade House groups of 25 students each.
  • A schedule of rotation was set up so each group could visit each station for 20 minutes during the afternoon

Station 1 – Review of the four food groups with collage posters using pictures from grocery ads
Station 2 – Hand washing demonstration and “Make your own” Fruit Kabob snack
Station 3 –Physical Activity in the gym where kids played Fruit Salad
Station 4 – Music room, songs sung about fruits, vegetables and drinking water
Station 5 – Hydration and the importance of water for your brain, and amount of sugar in various drinks
Station 6 – Information on nutrition label reading followed by matching activity to match the label with its food

  • Copy of the Canada Food Guide was sent home with students


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Health, Seniors and Active Living
Education and Training | Healthy Child Manitoba