From Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health September 2019

Posted August 27, 2019

WDG Public Health is pleased to provide elementary and secondary schools with up-to-date information on health topics for their monthly newsletters and announcements to parents. Please find below an insert you can include in your school newsletter and/or announcements if you wish. Images can be included or excluded as they meet your needs. If you have any questions please contact us at

1-800-265-7293 ext. 4111 or email schoolhealth@wdgpublichealth.ca

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Information from Public Health

Children that eat well, learn well. A variety of food provides the energy and nutrients needed to pay attention, learn, grow and be active! Try to include at least one food item from each of these 4 categories in your child’s lunch every day.

 Vegetables

 Fruit

Protein-rich Foods (beans, lentils, chickpeas, cheese, eggs, meat, fish, plain yogurt, plain milk)

Whole Grains & Starchy Vegetables (whole grain pasta or bread, potatoes, corn)

Additional tips:

  • • Send a re-usable water bottle with water every day.
  • • Involve your kids in planning and preparing – it takes
  • two to mango! Kids are more likely to eat food that they were involved in making.
  • • Be a positive role model. Kids are smart and always watching, so if you’re eating the veggies, they’ll likely eat them too!
  • • Check out UnlockFood.ca for school lunch tips and recipes.

Watch our new YouTube video for recipe inspiration and tips (Visit: http://bit.ly/2it19CG).

For more information visit www.wdgpublichealth.ca

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