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.​​​​​

Health & Wellness

Snacks and Nutrition at School

Students are encouraged to have a snack mid-morning. Research has shown the benefits of refuelling our bodies throughout the day.This is to be a small healthy snack that students may enjoy while continuing to work. Only water is permitted in the classrooms, in order to avoid sticky spills and clean-ups. Students are encouraged to bring water bottles to school, however they will be sent home daily to be washed and sterilized. Nutrition Breaks take place in every classroom during morning instructional activities, or at recess.Students will have a maximum of 15 minutes to enjoy a healthy snack while the instruction continues. Pre-cut fruit, vegetables or cheese make great finger food for a nutrition break. Please refrain from sending “junk” food with your child that has little nutritional value, (i.e. generally high in fat, sugar or salt). 

Administrative Regulation 3047 | Nutrition

The CBE supports access to healthy, nutritional food choices for students that are essential to establish an environment that is safe, caring and conducive to effective learning by:

  • providing students with the skills, opportunities and encouragement they need to adopt healthy eating patterns; 
  • providing healthy food and beverage options in school cafeterias, vending machines, stores or canteens, and at special events; 
  • establishing nutritional procedures that make healthy choices the easy choice; 
  • ensuring that good nutrition is promoted both in theory and in practice


Advise your child's teacher of any allergies your child has so that we may create a response plan. See more on our Illness & Medical page. 

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