EIPS NUTRITION ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE SUPPORTS SCHOOLS IN CREATING A HEALTHY EATING ENVIRONMENT.
Posted on January 31st, 2018
Classroom education, foods served or sold, special events, classroom rewards or celebrations and fundraising are all considered within the Division Nutrition AP. It takes the whole school community to be successful in making healthy changes in schools. Parents play an important role in supporting healthy initiatives in their child’s school.
Teachers will play a role by monitoring what they bring into the classroom and school to use as rewards and incentives.
We ask parents to play their role, by not bringing “Choose Least Often” foods to schools for birthdays, holiday celebrations and class parties. Instead of doughnuts, cupcakes and cookies, consider fruit or a food from the “Choose Most Often” category. Treats that are not food related could also be a possibility. Parents could consider sending in a “Birthday Book” to be added to the classroom library with an inscription in it to commemorate their child’s special day. Be creative, while trying to ensure that you follow the new guidelines.
Click on the links below, for more details.
Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children and Youth (ANGCY) Learn more about eating healthy and food selection choices in the following categories:
Choose Most Often
Choose Least Often
Healthy Food Checker This tool allows individuals to check the nutritional information on single serving packaged food against the ANGCY. By entering the information from the nutrition label, the food will be categorized into CMO, CS or CLO foods.