​Health & Wellness at the CBE

At the CBE, we believe in a whole school approach to health and wellness. We call this our Comprehensive School Health (CSH) approach. CSH is about healthy eating, active living, supportive social environments and positive mental health. As a system, we focus on the following four areas: healthy eating; healthy relationships; physical activity; and positive mental health. Each school creates its own approach and goals for health and wellness.

Visit the CBE website to learn more about health and wellness in schools.​​​​​

Sleep Hygiene

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/healthy-living/canadian-children-getting-enough-sleep-infographic.html


Healthy Snacks for Learning

We would encourage children to have a healthy recess snack. Research shows that children learn and retain information better when they have had water to drink and have eaten a healthy snack.  As an environmentally conscious school, we recommend “garbage free” snacks and encourage our students to recycle, collect organics and create less waste.

Additionally, we have children at our school who are allergic to nuts and related nut products as well as other allergies. The specifics and the severity are different for each individual. At Ramsay School we discourage the consumption of these nut products at recess and during the lunch hour. We also encourage parents of children with severe allergies to educate their children in making responsible decisions about how to manage these allergies on their own. Parents must indicate any special health concerns on the school registration for their child and are encouraged to ensure classroom teachers are also aware of health issues.

Please see Illness & Medical for allergy information.

Breakfast Program

This year, Ramsay School has received a nutritional grant from the Provincial Government which covers the cost of a breakfast supervisor position, as well as funding for our Breakfast Classroom Tray program. We welcome Ms. Ciara Brady into this role for the 2019-2020 school year. Our Breakfast Classroom Tray program includes a variety of healthy snacks and breakfast food items from Canada’s new food guide and feeds many of our students at Ramsay School. 

Health & Wellness

Sleep Hygiene

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/healthy-living/canadian-children-getting-enough-sleep-infographic.html


Healthy Snacks for Learning

We would encourage children to have a healthy recess snack. Research shows that children learn and retain information better when they have had water to drink and have eaten a healthy snack.  As an environmentally conscious school, we recommend “garbage free” snacks and encourage our students to recycle, collect organics and create less waste.

Additionally, we have children at our school who are allergic to nuts and related nut products as well as other allergies. The specifics and the severity are different for each individual. At Ramsay School we discourage the consumption of these nut products at recess and during the lunch hour. We also encourage parents of children with severe allergies to educate their children in making responsible decisions about how to manage these allergies on their own. Parents must indicate any special health concerns on the school registration for their child and are encouraged to ensure classroom teachers are also aware of health issues.

Please see Illness & Medical for allergy information.

Breakfast Program

This year, Ramsay School has received a nutritional grant from the Provincial Government which covers the cost of a breakfast supervisor position, as well as funding for our Breakfast Classroom Tray program. We welcome Ms. Ciara Brady into this role for the 2019-2020 school year. Our Breakfast Classroom Tray program includes a variety of healthy snacks and breakfast food items from Canada’s new food guide and feeds many of our students at Ramsay School. 

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Healthy Children - Newsletter for Parents

Provided by Alberta Health Services

  • September 2019:
    Being a Role Model / Walk Safe
  • October 2019:
    Nurture with Nature / 5 Tips on Talking About Sexual Health with Your Child
  • November 2019:
    5 Easy Tips to Get Rid of Lice / Technology and Physical Activity
  • December 2019:
    Canada’s Food Guide / Electronic Cigarettes
  • January 2020:
    Seal Out Tooth Decay / Being Mentally Healthy
  • February 2020:
    Early Specialization in Sport / Developmental Assets
  • March 2020:
    Self-management / Role Modeling a Healthy Relationship with Food
  • April 2020:
    Protecting Teeth with Fluoride / Understanding Consent
  • May 2020:
    Water Facts / Helmet Safety
  • June 2020:
    Practical Ways to Build Positive Body Image / Talking to Your Child About Tobacco

View All Alberta Health Services Teacher and Learning Resources​​​​​​​​​

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