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Healthy Eating Resources:

My Amazing Little Cookbook- Healthy U

Step Right Up to Healthy Eating

Canada's Food Guide

Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children & Youth - An Overview

Healthy Food Portions

Eat for the Health of It

The Energy Drink Buzz

School Lunch Restaurant List

Single Serving Package Food List

 

Active Living Resources:

Tips to Get Active - Ages 5-11

Tips to Get Active - Ages 12-17

 

Healthy Eating/Active Living Resources:

Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Booklet - Age 5-11

Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Booklet - Age 13-18

 

Find Out More About Comprehensive School Health:

Alberta Healthy Schools Community Wellness Fund 

EverActive Schools

Apple Schools

60 Minute Kids' Club Program

It can be a challenge to get kids to eat their broccoli and limit their time on the computer, but an online program sponsored by TELUS can make it easier for parents and teachers to promote healthy habits.

In keeping with Alberta Education’s Health and Life Skills curriculum, the 60 Minute Kids’ Club encourages students from kindergarten to Grade 6 to make well-informed, healthy choices and to develop behaviours that contribute to the well-being of self and others.

The program enables schoolchildren to get excited about making healthy choices and setting measurable daily goals such as completing 60 minutes of physical activity, eating five fruits and vegetables or getting eight to 10 hours of sleep.

Students enter their activities online daily to get points and reach goals, and they can track their progress on any device. At the end of the year, the school with the most annual points is rewarded with a field trip to a cool destination.

All resources for implementation are provided by the 60 Minute Kids’ Club team. The team also supports in-school kick-off rallies, outreach and support to participating schools, as well as recognition and celebrations. More information about the program is available at www.60minutekidsclub.com.

Palliser's Wellness Fund Project

Palliser Regional Schools is a lucky recipient of a provincial Wellness Fund grant for 2012 - 2014.  The Wellness Fund is a join initiative between:

  • Alberta Education
  • Alberta Health Services
  • University of Alberta's Centre for Health Promotion Studies
  • Alberta Coalition for Healthy School Communities

The purpose of this Wellness Fund project is to create jurisdiction-wide momentum in promoting healthy nutritional choices, active living, and positive social environments. Two of Palliser Regional Schools' greatest obstacles are the massive geographic span of our schools, and the diversity of our students, staff, and communities. It is ultimately our goal to establish Palliser Healthy Initiative Teams in all of our schools and help keep the health and wellness of our school communities front and centre. 

We are excited about the opportunity to employ a comprehensive school health approach and turn our isolated efforts into high impact strategies. All of our school communities have the heath and wellness of our students at heart, and this project will provide the infrastructure to help promote priorities in each unique setting.