Alberta Health Services Website: albertahealthservices.ca
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:
The November Healthy Children and Health Teens newsletters (French and English) are now available online at http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/info/Page9539.aspx.
The topics for the November Healthy Children newsletter include: packing healthy lunches with less litter and unstructured free play. The topics for the Healthy Teens newsletter include: packing healthy lunches with less litter and technology and physical activity.
Below are a few resources that teachers may find useful on these topics.
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. http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/nutrition/Page2915.aspx
Additional manuals and toolkits to support healthy eating environments http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/nutrition/Page9597.aspx
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. www.activeforlife.com/
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. www.participaction.com
If teachers would like more information on these health topics or other health topics download the AHS Provincial Teacher Resources List (http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/assets/info/school/csh/if-sch-csh-provincial-teacher-resource-list.pdf). 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.