Healthy Eating is one of the six health topics a school community may identify as their priority health topic for Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification.
Based on the Ministry of Education's Foundations for a Healthy School (2014) this topic includes strategies and activities related to:
- environmental impact of food choices
- food access
- food safety
- living skills (e.g., self-awareness, critical and creative thinking)
- making healthy food choices
- oral and dental health
- positive mealtime practices
- use of Canada’s Food Guide
Unhealthy Eating in Ontario: unhealthy eating is one of the five behavioural risk factors for chronic disease identified by the Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (OCDPA).
Related Education Policies and Resources:
- Full Day Early Learning – Kindergarten Program (2016)
- Health and Physical Education, Grades 1-8
- Health and Physical Education, Grades 9-12
- PPM No. 150: School Food and Beverage Policy
For sample strategies and activities relating to Healthy Eating, see pages 16-18 of the Foundations for a Healthy School resource.
Related Ophea Resources:
- All About H&PE
- Early Learning Resource
- HANDS UP
- H&PE Elementary Resources
- H&PE Secondary Resources
- Ideas for Action: Healthy Eating
- Level Up
- Wallet Wellness
For more resources on this health topic, click here.