Healthy Eating and Nutrition Policy
Dundurn Elementary School (DES), believes good nutrition is important in growth, development and learning. The absence of nutrition results in students being restless, irritable and tired. Recent studies show children who eat healthy amounts of good food:
-perform better in school, especially in math and reading scores.
-have better concentration, improved memory and reduced fatigue and irritability.
-have improved attendance in school.
-have better self-esteem and decreased anxiety, depression, and hyperactivity
(Public Health Nutritionists of Saskatchewan, 2012).
DES is a member of the Child Nutrition and Development Program which is intended to promote good nutrition practices for children. As a member of the program, DES provides healthy snacks to students as needed. As well, students receive classroom instruction on nutrition and healthy eating involving the effective use and knowledge of the Canada Food Guide.
DES aims to promote healthy eating and nutrition within the school. Thus, we ask parents to not send unhealthy snacks, food or beverages to school with their child. Our aim is to provide an optimum learning environment for our students of which healthy eating and nutrition is a key component. We ask that parents do NOT send high fat sugary foods or drinks with their children (ie. cookies, potato chips, chocolate bars, pop and other sugar-filled drinks).
For further information regarding this Healthy Eating and Nutrition Policy please refer to the “Healthy Eating” page of our school website (www.spiritsd.ca/dundurn). We thank you for your support of our healthy eating and nutrition policy.