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Healthy Schools

In April, 2005, Langley's Board of Education passed Policy 5001-Nutrition. This replaced existing policy and aligned the district's ongoing efforts to promote healthy eating habits with directions being taken by the Ministry of Education. The district has also struck a Health Promoting Schools Steering Committee, which brings together staff, parents, community agencies and businesses in a continuing effort to improve nutrition and fitness levels in school communities. Langley School District agrees fully with the key ideas of the Ministry of Education's Healthy Schools Network:

  • Healthy children are better able to learn.
  • School's can directly influence children's health.

Health Promoting schools build improved nutrition and physical activity into their daily routines. They make a conscious effort to raise the level of physical and mental health throughout the community by modeling choices and by informing students, parents and staff about opportunities for improving overall fitness. Key documents related to Health Promoting Schools initiatives in Langley include:

                Guidelines for Food & Beverage Sales in BC Schools

More background information will be added to this site as the district continues to develop Health Promoting Schools policy and strategies.

What is a Health Promoting School?

Health Promoting Schools build improved nutrition and physical activity into their daily routines. They make a conscious effort to raise the level of physical and mental health throughout the community by modeling choices and by informing students, parents and staff about opportunities for improving overall fitness.

 

 

 

Healthy Links and More Information
 

MEND–A Healthy Lifestyle Program is now in Langley

MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition…Do It!) is a FREE, fun, healthy living program for children aged 7-13 who are above a healthy weight. It is a 10 week family-based education program designed to help children and their families get fitter, healthier and happier. The program facilitates safe, effective and lasting lifestyle changes by improving children’s physical activity levels, nutrition and self-esteem.

Program Information:
Lynn Fripps Elementary SchoolSeptember 24 - December 8Tuesday’s 6:00-8:00pm and Sundays 1:30-3:30pm

 

For more information on upcoming programs or to register contact: The Willoughby Community Centre at 604.455.8821 or email Kristyne at kwithers@tol.ca

 

Healthy Eating BC - HealthlinkBC

Every day, we make choices about the food we eat and our lifestyles. We can make choices for ourselves and our families that make a real difference to our ability to remain healthy and active now, and enjoy life to its fullest in the future. Healthy eating promotes and supports social, physical, and mental wellbeing for everyone, at all ages and stages of life. 

Visit www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthyeating/ for more information.

 

Youtube Channel for My Health, My Community: www.youtube.com/myhealthmycommunity

 

Tell us at www.myhealthmycommunity.org. Your voice for a healthier community

 

Launched by Fraser Health, Vancouver Coastal Health and the UBC eHealth Strategy Office, the My Health My Community survey hopes to learn how lifestyle, local environment, neighbourhood and daily interactions affect health over time. This information can be used by local governments to shape future programs and services that could directly impact you and your family. For example, information on busy roads, neighbourhood safety or nearby green spaces can help planners plot traffic patterns, parks or community facilities. The My Health My Community Survey will remain open until June 30, 2014.

My Health, My Community

 

 

 

 
 

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 Useful Links

  Healthy Eating
  Guidelines for Food & Beverage Sales in BC Schools
  DASH BC (Directorate of Agencies for School Health)
  Action Schools BC
  Fraser Health
  Ministry of Health (Healty Schools Network)
  Ministry of Health (Staying Healthy Page)
  Act Now BC (Healthy Living Tips)
  BC Health Guide (Online Reference)
  BC Medical Assoc. (Healthy Kids Page)
  Active Healthy Kids (Programs, Articles, Tips)
  Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating
  BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation
  Childhood Obesity Foundation (Promoting Best Practices for Childhood Obesity)
  Dietitians of Canada (Eat Well, Live Well)
  Silken Laumann's Active Kids
  BC Dairy Foundation
  HealthLink BC
  Fraser Health - Home Health
  My Health, My Community
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