Parkland School Division was awarded a Nutella Breakfast Table Fund award in January 2013 to help support the work being done through its Youth Resiliency Project. The Youth Resiliency Project aims to strengthen the health and wellness goals of each individual school by engaging students, parents, and a wellness team made up of diverse stakeholders.
This award will be distributed to three school sites, Stony Plain Central, Seba Beach, and Wabamun, whose wellness teams chose to focus this year’s action plan on improving their nutrition education and breakfast programming. Each school will be rolling out different education activities and purchasing equipment to help meet the breakfast needs of their student population.
The Nutella Breakfast Table Fund is committed to inspiring Canadians to eat breakfast everyday by supporting communities that share this vision. Parkland School Division looks forward to supporting this vision and student health and wellness through this award.
Health Champion and teacher Stephanie Wong has put her Grade 9 students to work in order to finance their end of the year trip to Jasper National Park. Through the committed action of the Grade 9 students, around 60 healthy smoothy drinks await students twice each week when they get to their desks. “The students blend up the ingredients and then label the lid with the students’ names,” says Stephanie. Grade 9 students who come early get to blend up and put together the drinks for all students who order the breakfast treat through their hot lunch forms. The Grade 9 students who come in late are in charge of dishes and clean-up. Students report that the smoothies are especially exciting to the kids in elementary school who look forward to receiving a visit from junior high students in the morning. All in all, the nutrition project brings in a good chunk of change and starts the school day off with a healthy breakfast filled with three of the four food groups.
Congratulations to Seba Beach School for winning the Royal LePage Food Bank Challenge. The school of around 106 students raised over 800 food items through the Save On Foods Stuff A Bus Challenge.