March is Nutrition Month™ and what better time to learn more about healthy eating and good food in school. This year’s theme from Dietitian of Canada is Unlock the Potential of Food which helps Canadians better understand the potential of food to fuel, discover, prevent, heal and bring us together. At Nourish we know that healthy food environments in school = healthy learners. So go ahead and celebrate Nutrition Month™ and don’t forget to share your story and inspire others to do the same.
Nourish is challenging Nova Scotia schools to show their healthy "school eats" and all you have to do is share a picture of your healthy "school eats" using #NSschooleats through social media or on our website. Healthy "school eats" include any healthy, nutritious breakfast, snack or lunch that you eat at school (brought from home or served or sold at school). Details of the contest can be found here.
Great Big Crunch
Canada's official Great Big Crunch date is March 1, 2018 - but you can plan a crunch event for your school anytime with these great ideas for planning your Great Big Crunch event.
Nourish has created these School Announcement Resources to help schools promote Nutrition Month™ to students and staff during the month of March. There are 20 tips in total, (and less teaching days in the month), so pick and choose the ones that suit your school population best:
Nutrition Announcements - Elementary Schools
Les annonces pour l’école primaire
Nutrition Announcements - Junior/Senior High Schools
Les annonces pour l’école secondaire
Newsletter Tips for Schools
We've created tips designed for schools to easily add to their school newsletters. Feel free to use any or all of the school newsletter tips, however we do ask that you acknowledge Nourish Nova Scotia (www.nourishns.ca) in your newsletter.
Daily Twitter Tips
Follow our interactive Social Media campaign with daily healthy eating tips on Twitter (@NourishNS). We encourage school boards and schools to re-tweet the healthy messages.
Supporting Healthy Eating at School
Learn 3 Ways to Support Healthy Eating at School: a resource for the school community including students, staff, teachers, families and volunteers.