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  • Policy/Program Memorandum No. 150 Date of Issue: January 15, 2010 Effective: Until revoked or modified Subject: SCHOOL FOOD AND BEVERAGE POLICY
  • PPM 150 • School boards are required to ensure that all food and beverages sold on school premises for school purposes meet the requirements of this memorandum, including the nutrition standards set out in the Appendix to this memorandum, by September 1, 2011.
  • THE ONTARIO GOVERNMENT … is committed to making schools healthier places for students in order to establish the conditions needed to realize the potential of all students.
  • THE PROBLEM  In 2004, the overweight rate for children aged 2-17 years old was 18% and obese 8% - a combined rate of 26%.
  • Obesity is linked to 41 separate adverse health outcomes …
  • LACK OF CONCERN...  75% of parents with overweight kids were not "concerned" about the child's weight.
  • THE COST  Type II diabetes, once known as adult- onset diabetes, is now being diagnosed in kids as young as 9 or 10.  The cost of dealing with diabetes alone will soon eat up over 15 % of health care budgets.
  •  Poor eating behaviours established in childhood are likely to continue into adulthood  This increases the risk that people will develop serious costly diseases
  • RESEARCH  Health and education success are intertwined … schools cannot achieve their primary mission of education if students are not healthy.  Healthy eating patterns in childhood and adolescence promote optimal childhood health, growth, and intellectual development.  The school environment profoundly influences students' attitudes, preferences, and behaviours
  • LEGISLATIVE AUTHORITY  Paragraphs 29.3 and 29.4 of subsection 8(1) of the Education Act provide the Minister of Education with the authority to establish a policy with respect to nutrition standards for food and beverages and for any ingredient contained in food and beverages provided on school premises or in connection with a school-related activity, and to require school boards to comply with the policy.
  • RATIONALE FOR A SCHOOL FOOD AND BEVERAGE POLICY  contributes to improved education and health outcomes for all students  reinforces the knowledge, skills, and attitudes regarding healthy eating that are developed through the various subjects and disciplines in the Ontario curriculum.
  • THE STANDARDS  Nutrition Standards for Food and Beverages outline nutrition criteria that food and beverages must meet in order to be sold in schools.  Includes all food and beverages sold in all venues through all programs and at all events.  Standards for beverages are provided separately for elementary schools and secondary schools.
  • THE STANDARDS  The nutrition criteria are provided in the following categories:  Sell Most (≥ 80%). Products in this category have higher levels of essential nutrients and lower amounts of fat, sugar, and/or sodium.  Sell Less (≤ 20%). Products in this category may have slightly higher amounts of fat, sugar, and/or sodium than food and beverages in the "Sell Most" category..  Not Permitted for Sale. Products in this category generally contain few or no essential nutrients and/or contain high amounts of fat, sugar, and/or sodium. Food and beverages in this category may not be sold in schools.
  • EXEMPTION FOR SPECIAL EVENT DAYS  The school principal may designate up to ten days (or fewer, as determined by the school board) during the school year on which food and beverages sold in schools would be exempt from the standards.  The school principal must consult with the school council prior to designating a day as a special-event day.
  • THE STANDARDS DO NOT APPLY …to food and beverages that are:  offered in schools to students at no cost.  brought from home or purchased off school premises and are not for resale in schools.  available for purchase during field trips off school premises.  sold in schools for non-school purposes (e.g., sold by an outside organization that is using the gymnasium after school hours for a non-school–related event).  sold for fundraising activities that occur off school premises;  sold in staff rooms.
  • PREVENTION TIPS  Discuss the healthy schools priorities for your school and communicate them with all school staff and students.  Identify community partners that can help implement healthy schools activities.  Participate in healthy school initiatives yourself and provide ongoing input to your school‟s activities as it‟s being implemented.  Include healthy schools activities as apart of your school‟s improvement plans. www.edu.gov.on.ca
  • TOOLS  What You Need To Know About The School Food and Beverage Policy  Foundations for a Healthy School (PDF, 69 KB)  Six Steps Toward a Healthier School  Questions and Answers for Teachers, Principals, and Administrators  How Healthy Is Your School? (Survey/Checklist)  Calendar of Health Promotion Dates
  • BUILDING AWARENESS & MOMENTUM  Provide updates at school council meetings  Include articles in school newsletters and web pages  Include information and updates in daily announcements  Create bulletin board displays throughout the school showing photographs of students, staff and members of the community involved in healthy schools initiatives  Hold assemblies with guest speakers. www.edu.gov.on.ca
  • PROGRAMS?  You have five minutes to come up with the best way of rolling out PPM 150  Collaborate!  The most „palletable‟ program wins!
  • ideas  Model the way – staff especially  Meal plan at secondary level – community or government partners  Point system – teachers included – points for healthy living – DPA/eating … fruit + veggie party end of month  Opt out of opt out. (with reality in mind)  Culinary experts from outside in your class!  Tenders need to involve „the new way‟  Be sure hospitality programs are up to speed  Connect with your High School or College  Connect with the community restaurants! Connect to culture – curriculum connections!!  Take homes for kids  Eat Well to Excel  „special food days‟ … 5 days a week! School Council involved.
  • YOU ALL WIN! 01 03 11 27 38 41 47
  • A SUCCESS STORY Forest Manor Public School, Toronto (2009-2010) Every Wednesday is “Wellness Wednesday” at Forest Manor Public School. Students bring in fruits and vegetables for lunch that earn them points toward a piece of equipment for outdoor activities. The points are assigned by student “Wellness Inspectors.” All grades join in the fun which rewards healthy eating with active play time. Erika Damiano is a teacher at Forest Manor Public School who has watched the program blossom. “The entire school community should be congratulated for the success of Wellness Wednesday. Our Toronto Schools on the Move Committee planted the seed, but it was the enthusiasm of staff and students that made the program into what it is today.” www.edu.gov.on.ca