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Healthy Eating

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
  • nutrition
  • 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:

For sample strategies and activities relating to Healthy Eating, see pages 16-18 of the Foundations for a Healthy School resource.

Related Ophea Resources:

For more resources on this health topic, click here.