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Healthy eating policy supports

Make the healthy choice the easy choice!
We need our schools to be spaces that foster good health and support healthy choices. One tool available to help shape the school environment is healthy public policy.

We are here to help! The health unit has policy examples and tools available to support school boards, teachers and parent councils in developing healthy eating school policy. Please contact your local health unit office to arrange a presentation by staff member, or to receive a copy of the presentation.
  • School Food and Beverage Policy
  • Healthy Eating on a Budget
  • Nutrition Tools for Schools - an Introduction
  • Healthy Fundraising and Student Rewards
Why focus on public policy?
Public policy, supported by local partnerships and communities, is an efficient way to help the greatest number of people make healthy changes in their lives. Rather than focusing on an individual’s behavior, effective public policy makes positive changes in the environments in which we live.