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Edmonton Catholic Schools recognizes the importance of parents in supporting the mental health and well-being of their children.  This Parent Nutrition Handbook provides information on the Edmonton Catholic School District Nutrition Administrative Procedure, what you can do as a parent to help support it and useful tips that can be used at home.

Healthy Eating

Providing students with positive food experiences supports their physical and mental health. Schools play a critical role in shaping eating attitudes and behaviours for their students, which lay the foundation for a healthy relationship with food. Here are some resources to support healthy eating:

Canada Food Guide

Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children and Youth

Choosing Whole Grains

Eating Out the Healthy Way

Energy Drinks

Fueling Active Kids

Healthy Snacks

Healthy Drinks

Healthy Holiday

Peanut & Nut-Free Choices

Helping Families Make Healthy Choices

Healthy eating is related to better performance in school. Ensuring that children have healthy breakfasts to begin their day and lunches are important in their engagement and success throughout the day.  Here are some tips:

Tips for Breakfast

Tips for Making Lunches

Tips for Picky Eaters

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