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Alberta Health Services Website:

School Nurse:

Public Health Nurse - Brenda Hantos

West Jasper Place Public Health Centre, 9720 182 Street

Tel: 780-342-1234 Direct: 780-342-1289


Healthy School Calendars:

 AHS Building Resilient Families Resource 2020.pdf

AHS Building Resilient Families WINTER Edition 2021.pdf


Curriculum Based Lesson Plans (Nutrition) - These lesson plans meet Alberta Education’s Health and Life Skills Curriculum Outcomes for Kindergarten to Grade 9.

Creating Healthy Eating Environments in Schools - These tools and resources support healthy food environments in schools and promote the implementation of the Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children and Youth.

Additional manuals and toolkits to support healthy eating environments

Active for Life - This website provides information for parents and teachers to learn about the health and happiness of their children by providing expert advice, inspirational tips and activity ideas to ensure children get the recommended daily amount of physical activity.

ParticipACTION - ParticipACTION is the national voice of physical activity and sport participation in Canada. As a national not-for-profit organization solely dedicated to inspiring and supporting healthy and active living for Canadians, it works with its partners, which include sport, physical activity, recreation organizations, government and corporate sponsors, to inspire and support Canadians to move more.

If teachers would like more information on these health topics or other health topics download the AHS Provincial Teacher Resources List (  The Provincial Teacher Resource List offers a variety of resources on different health topics that can be accessed across Alberta. There are two different categories of resources on this list, ‘Classroom Resources’ and ‘Supplementary Information’. The Classroom Resources can be used by the teacher in the classroom immediately and are applicable to teaching. Supplementary Information provides resources for teachers about a specific health topic.

 Food Guide Update 2019.pdf

Depression and Anxiety Self - Management for Teens

If you are having suicidal thoughts, talking to your friends about how you are feeling can help you feel supported.  But it's important to talk to an adult you can trust (e.g., a parent, Elder, teacher, school counsellor, coach), they can help you figure out what steps to take to get the help you need.

If you are unsure who to talk to, help is available 24/7.

  1. Health Link: 811
  2. Mental Health Help Line: 1-877-303-2642
  3. First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line: 1 -855 -242-3310
  4. Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868
    1. Text CONNECT to 686868




Please find below a newsletter on school health and wellness from Alberta Health Services. You can subscribe to the newsletter to get these updates directly through the website


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The Scoop is a monthly e-newsletter sent on behalf of the AHS School Health & Wellness Promotion (SHWP) team ~ November 2021 Edition 



Ask an HPF!



We often get questions from school authorities that we think others would be curious about too, so we took this opportunity to share a Q & A with you!

Q: Is your team able to attend and provide support with health champion meetings?

A: Yes, we would love to support health champion meetings! We can provide as much or as little support as your school authority needs; whether you are looking for us to attend and provide updates or need help with meeting planning and facilitation, we are here for you. Please email for more information.



Register for our After School Special: Putting healthy relationships first 



Subtle but important actions can boost mental wellness among school staff, and sometimes among students too. Join AHS Health Promotion Facilitators for a short presentation followed by facilitated discussion to explore ideas that work for promoting staff wellness and building healthy relationships in schools.

Join us on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 from 3:30pm-4:30pm click here to register.



Create a positive culture for both staff and students


New science continues to shape our understanding of the relationship between staff and student health. When school staff are mentally well, there are positive effects on student wellness. A Whole School Approach to Positive Mental Health is a professional learning presentation designed for educators to learn about strategies and resources that teachers can use to enhance social emotional learning, foster resilience and to hear practical examples of what positive mental health looks like in your classroom and across the whole school community.

If you are interested in a virtual professional learning session for your school authority, please contact us.

Short on time? Check out this Take Action card for more ideas on how to develop social and emotional skills in your students.



Resources for families



Outdoor play has benefits on both physical and mental healthIt keeps kids moving more, sitting less and playing longer.
As the seasons change, let's get excited about the different activities that the cooler weather brings. Here are some tips for families to keep active outdoors on cold or wet days:

These articles are also available in French



Mark your calendar for World Kindness Day


World Kindness Day on November 13, 2021 is a global day that promotes the importance of being kind to each other, to yourself, and to the world. Check out this MORE Module: Kindness in the Classroom  to find out how kindness supports learning and health, and to get practical examples on how to teach the concept of kindness in your school. 


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