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Ontario Dietitians in Public Health School Nutrition Workgroup (SNWG) supports the creation of a comprehensive healthy nutrition environment in all elementary and secondary schools, and student nutrition programs in Ontario.

This is accomplished through advocacy, collaboration, resource development and resource sharing based on evidence and best practice approaches.  Activities include:

  • identifying and contributing to advocacy issues related to school nutrition;
  • responding to school nutrition issues of concern;
  • providing input to task forces, advisory committees, community health committees, professional organizations, policy development groups;
  • providing input into school nutrition standards; and,
  • advising SNWG members and the ODPH Executive regarding healthy school nutrition environment advocacy.

Liaisons with external committees:

  • Ministry of Education
  • Ontario Student Nutrition Program Network 
  • Ontario Healthy Schools Coalition

Upcoming meeting dates 2018/2019 school year (2nd Tuesday of every month)

 

Tuesday September 11

Tuesday October 9

Tuesday November 13

Tuesday December 11

Tuesday January 8

Tuesday February 12

Monday March 18 - changed due to March Break

Tuesday April 9 2019

Tuesday May 14 2019

Tuesday June 11 2019 (no meetings July or August)

 

Current task groups:


BrightBites

Co-Leads: Melanie Gagne/ Lindsay Fera

Purpose of the Group:  With BrightBites being our main evidence-based resource for schools, this task group works to continuously monitor, maintain, evaluate and revise www.brightbites.ca as appropriate.  


Evidence-Based Recommendations Task Group 

Lead: Jody Dawson

Purpose of the Group: To develop and disseminate evidence-based recommendations on priority school nutrition issues affecting Ontario schools.

 

School Nutrition Workgroup Minutes

Minutes from last 12 months are listed.  Use the search feature to find older documents.
Document Name Type Description Categories Status Uploaded by
SNWG November 2017 meeting minutes

2017 November meeting minutes School Nutrition Workgroup

Minutes SNWG School Nutrition Workgroup Public School Nutrition Workgroup
 



Reports

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Call to Action: Creating a Healthy School Nutrition Environment (2004)

The Call to Action challenges the provincial government, boards of education, school communities and public health to acknowledge and act on their roles in establishing an environment that is supportive of healthy eating in Ontario schools. The ODPH School Nutrition Workgroup have made nine recommendations to address the importance of healthy eating in the school context and presents the link between nutritional health, learning and chronic disease in children and adolescents.

Resources Key Documents SNWG School Nutrition Workgroup Report position statement Public School Nutrition Workgroup


Secondary Task Group Minutes

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May 28, 2018- Secondary School task group Meeting Minutes

May 28, 2018- Secondary School task group Meeting Minutes

School Nutrition Workgroup secondary school task group Task Group Public School Nutrition Workgroup
March 21, 2018 - Minutes, Secondary School

March 21, 2018 - Minutes, Secondary School

SNWG School Nutrition Workgroup secondary school task group Task Group Public School Nutrition Workgroup
March 22, 2017 Secondary School Task Group Minutes

March 22, 2017 Secondary School Task Group Minutes

SNWG School Nutrition Workgroup secondary school task group Task Group Public School Nutrition Workgroup