Healthy Schools BC Newsletter
March 2015

Stay Connected to the Healthy Schools Movement in BC
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Grant Opportunities 

BCTF Social Justice Grant

Deadline: Apr. 15, 2015


Arts in Education Council of BC Fund

Deadline: Apr. 15, 2015


RBC-Evergreen Watershed Champions Award

Deadline: Apr. 17, 2015


MusiCounts TD Community Music Grant

Deadline: Apr. 30, 2015


Artists in the Classroom Grant

Deadline: May 28, 2015


Artists in Education Grant

Deadline: May 29, 2015


Cherniavasky's "Mr Music" Fund

Deadline: Oct. 16, 2015


Action Schools! BC Healthy Eating School Food Grant



ParticipACTION Teen Challenge Grant



Breakfast Clubs of Canada



Computers for Schools BC



KidSport BC Program



McCreary Youth Action Grant



RBC After School Project Grants           



View other healthy school grant opportunities here

Video of the Month:

This video by Ever Active Schools encourages individuals to pause and think differently about serving unhealthy food at school and community events, where other healthy habits are the focus. 

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Featured Articles

March Is Nutrition Month 

Check out these healthy eating opportunities for your school! 


March is Nutrition Month in Canada! This year, the campaign is entitled Eating 9 to 5! and is dedicated to helping Canadians learn how to eat well all day long - whether at work, at school or at play. You can order Nutrition Month 2015 posters for your classroom here, and click here to explore some of BC's provincial healthy eating resources and learn more about the 2015 Nutrition Month campaign. 

DASH Update

Save the Date for the 9th Annual DASH Healthy Schools Leadership Symposium! 

May 4 & 5th, 2015


The 9th Annual DASH Symposium will be happening on May 4th & 5th, 2015. Mark it off on your calendar so you can join us for and event filled with networking, collaboration, and learning with those who are committed to the creation of healthy schools in BC. Details regarding location and registration coming soon!

HSN Update 

Healthy Schools Network grant applications are now closed 


It is another exciting year for the HSN! Over 225 schools in BC are participating in the network this year, with a number of schools engaging in multiple projects - this is the highest number of schools to ever participate in the HSN! The activity projects and inquiry questions continue to be diverse, relevant and meaningful. Stay tuned to read year-end stories on the Healthy Schools BC Stories Map, where schools share their experiences, reflections, and learning highlights. For questions about the HSN, contact us at [email protected].


School Connectedness

Social-Emotional Skills and the Road to Success 

One of the six strategies for fostering school connectedness 


Social-emotional skills are a popular topic among BC educators these days - and for good reason. The social-emotional learning (SEL) skills you teach in your classroom or school can help your students become better scholars; kinder friends; healthier, happier people; and, maybe someday, better parents and partners. So, start navigating the way to that better future for your students by integrating SEL into your daily practice. Click here to learn more! 

Healthy Schools Stories

Serving Up Breakfast Granola 

Correlieu Secondary students share the benefits of eating a healthy breakfast 

At Correlieu Secondary School in Quesnel, students studied the benefits of eating a healthy breakfast, and then put their learning into action! They created a healthy granola recipe, and ultimately donated 50 pounds of fresh, school-made granola to the school's Breakfast Club, as well as 50 pounds of granola to the local homeless shelter. Click here to read more about their fantastic project!
Teacher Resources

Farm to School BC 

Experience a farm-fresh crunch at lunch! 


Do you want to nourish the bodies and minds of your students, AND contribute to the health of local farms, communities, and the environment? Check out Farm to School BC (F2S), a school-based program that connects BC schools to local farms. F2S brings healthy, local food into schools, and provides students with hands-on learning opportunities that foster food literacy, all while strengthening the local food system and enhancing school and community connectedness. Click here to learn more about the program, or click here to sign up for the F2S newsletter. 

Check Out What's Happening with Action Schools! BC 

Promote healthy eating with free teacher resources and supports 


Action Schools! BC has many different teacher resources and supports to help you promote healthy eating at your school, including Student Leadership, Teacher Mentorship, Teacher Workshops, and the Healthy Eating School Food Grant. All are available at no cost to BC elementary schools. Click here to read more!

HSBC Healthy Eating Action Guides 

Support nutritional choices at your school

Are you planning a healthy eating activity at your school? Use the Healthy Eating Action Guide to support your work! The Guide provides suggestions for actions that can be taken across your entire school, in the four key areas of teaching and learning, relationships and environments, school policies, and community partnerships. Click here to read the Healthy Eating Action Guide, or here to see other Action Guides on School Connectedness, Active Living, and Injury Prevention.