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School Food and Beverage Policy - Information Request

Friday, December 2, 2011
Following is a letter from the Healthy Schools and Student Well-Being Unit of the Ministry of Education - they are looking for input from you! The Ministry of Education is in the process of developing resources to support secondary school teachers with the implementation of the School Food and...

Help prepare children and youth for a world in which HIV and AIDS continues to be a reality

Thursday, December 1, 2011
Did you know that today, December 1st, is World AIDS Day? It has been observed since 1988, and was the first global health day. The intent of World AIDS Day is for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have...

New curriculum would teach respect

Friday, November 18, 2011
Ophea's Board President, Dr. James Mandigo, is taking a public stand regarding the finalization of the 2010 elementary Health and Physical Education Curriculum (currently in an interim state) and release of the revised secondary curriculum. In an opinion piece in the Hamilton spectator titled 'New...

Making Cents of the Elementary Health and Physical Education Curriculum: Connecting Financial Literacy with H&PE

Friday, November 4, 2011
Do you think Ontario students need to be financially literate to make more informed choices in a complex and rapidly changing world? Do you think being financially literate can help students succeed? Do you think learning to be financially literate contributes to the development of knowledgeable,...

Celebrating achievements within the sector

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Each year Ophea recognizes individuals and organizations who have contributed advancing the health and well being of children and youth in Ontario through the Ophea Awards. The following awards were distributed at the 2011 Ophea Conference on October 14, 2011: Award of Distinction - Nancy Schad...

The Facts About Ontario’s “Sex Ed” Curriculum: Why Ontario’s Students Need Quality Health and Physical Education

Thursday, October 6, 2011
Ophea has been supporting Health and Physical Education (H&PE) in Ontario for over 90 years. As an organization, we have never seen so much public awareness and dialogue about this issue as we have in the past year – unfortunately, all we have been talking about is sex, and we have not been...

Manage asthma in your school community!

Thursday, October 6, 2011
In Ontario, as many as 1 in 5 children have asthma. This fall, Ophea is encouraging educators to make the time to increase the awareness of asthma in their school. Ophea’s Asthma Education Initiative resources are designed to increase the skills and knowledge of educators about asthma management...

September 28th is World School Milk Day!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
According to Canada’s Food Guide, children need two to four servings of milk or alternatives daily. The Elementary School Milk Program is an easy way to help make sure your students get the milk they need to stay healthy, alert and ready to learn and play – every day. It’s also a great way for your...

Staying safe in a wired world - Innovative new resource educates kids about being safe and healthy online

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Kids are becoming increasingly connected through the Internet, and issues with netiquette, cyberbullying and security and privacy are emerging at younger and younger ages. This fall, Ophea is launching Connect[ED], a free online resource on Internet safety for students in Grades 4-6. "Over 94% of...

Student Health Contributes to Student Success

Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Earlier this week the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) announced that test results in Ontario students in reading, writing and math skills have increased by 15 per cent since 2003. These results have been achieved through the hard work of students, teachers and school...

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