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The Ontario Society of Nutrition Professionals in Public Health (ODPH) School  Nutrition Workgroup (SNWG) supports the creation of a comprehensive healthy nutrition environment in all Ontario elementary and secondary schools and student nutrition programs in the community.

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 committee:

  • 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

Tuesday March 12

Tuesday April 9

Tuesday May 14

Tuesday June 11


 

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.  

 

Secondary School Task Group

Lead: Susan Finkelstein

Purpose of the Group: This group primarily shares projects and initiatives on supporting healthy nutrition environments in secondary schools. These teleconferences also serve as a forum to trouble-shoot challenges in working with secondary schools and brainstorm ideas on how to improve initiatives. If amenable, this group will also collaborate on secondary school nutrition projects.

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.

Communications

Document Name Type Description Categories Status Uploaded by
BrightBites FAQs FRENCH

FAQs to answer all of your questions about BrightBites - FRENCH

Communications SNWG School Nutrition Workgroup Public School Nutrition Workgroup
BrightBites presentation - Introducing BrightBites

This is powerpoint with speaker’s notes for you to use to present BB to health unit staff, school boards or schools as you see fit. Feel free to hide slides, rearrange slides or add more text to slides (from the speaker’s notes) to suit your needs.

Communications SNWG School Nutrition Workgroup Public BrightBites
BrightBites promo poster FRENCH with Bleed lines

The is a promotional flyer that can be distributed to anyone looking for information about BrightBites. It is interactive so if it is shared electronically, it is linked directly to the website. This version has been translated to FRENCH This poster is available to be sent out for printing with the bleed lines identified.

Communications SNWG School Nutrition Workgroup Public School Nutrition Workgroup
BrightBites promo poster FRENCH

The is a promotional flyer that can be distributed to anyone looking for information about BrightBites. It is interactive so if it is shared electronically, it is linked directly to the website. This version has been translated to FRENCH

Communications SNWG School Nutrition Workgroup Public School Nutrition Workgroup
BrightBites promo flyer

The is a promotional flyer that can be distributed to anyone looking for information about BrightBites. It is interactive so if it is shared electronically, it is linked directly to the website.

Communications SNWG School Nutrition Workgroup Public School Nutrition Workgroup
BrightBites promo poster with Bleed lines

The is a promotional flyer that can be distributed to anyone looking for information about BrightBites. It is interactive so if it is shared electronically, it is linked directly to the website. This poster is available to be sent out for printing with the bleed lines identified.

Communications SNWG School Nutrition Workgroup Public School Nutrition Workgroup
BrightBites Media Release

A media release available for use by OSNPPN members to announce BrightBites as a new program that celebrates steps schools take toward a positive focus on food and eating-

Communications School Nutrition Workgroup Public School Nutrition Workgroup
Guidelines for Promoting BrightBites

Guidelines for Promoting BrightBites to maintain brand integrity

Communications School Nutrition Workgroup Public School Nutrition Workgroup
BrightBites FAQs

FAQs to answer all of your questions about BrightBites

Communications School Nutrition Workgroup Public School Nutrition Workgroup
School Food and Beverage Policy Secondary School Teacher Resource Guide

ODPH, through the work of the School Nutrition Workgroup, Secondary School Environments Practice Group provided feedback to the Ontario Ministry of Education, on the draft document "School Food and Beverage Policy Secondary School Teacher Resource Guide".

Communications June 2012 Resources SNWG School Nutrition Workgroup Public School Nutrition Workgroup

Reports

Document Name Type Description Categories Status Uploaded by
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

School Nutrition Workgroup Minutes

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SNWG November 2017 meeting minutes

2017 November meeting minutes School Nutrition Workgroup

Minutes SNWG School Nutrition Workgroup Public School Nutrition Workgroup
 

Secondary Task Group Minutes

Document Name Type Description Categories Status Uploaded by
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 Secondary School Task Group
March 21, 2018 - Minutes, Secondary School

March 21, 2018 - Minutes, Secondary School

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