April 21 to 27 is National Volunteer Week. The students and staff of Harcourt School would like to say a huge "THANK YOU" to all their amazing volunteers. Without you, Harcourt School would not be the awesome place it is for our students (and staff). Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
WEEK #4: Food Safety at Lunch Time
for Keeping Lunch Safe:Always wash hands
before preparing or eating lunch. This is the one of best ways to prevent
food spoilage and contamination.Keep cold foods cold. Keep hot foods hot. Clean all lunch boxes,
thermal bags, plastic utensils and containers in hot soapy water. DO NOT
re-use plastic wrapping and bags.Wash all fruits and
veggies under cold running water.For
WEEK #3: Drinks – Keeping Lunch Healthy
Dietitians of Canada recommends:Children 1 to 8 years old get 6 cups of fluid per day.
9 to 13 years old girls should get between 8-9 cups per day.
9 to 13 year old boys should get between 10-13 cups per day.
For more on Water, Milk and 100% Fruit Juice, which are good choices for drinks, as well as other information about what to drink visit http://asd-n.nbed.nb.ca/healthy-lunches-healthy-learners .
#2 (Feb.11 to 15): Making a Healthy Lunch Fun!
Fun in Preparation.
Let children help make their own lunch.
Children can also help with grocery shopping and suggestions
for lunch items.
Include stickers, notes or cartoons in lunch box to brighten up
Convenience lunch packs (ie. Lunchables) are easy but they may
be high in fat, sugar and salt. So why not make your own.
Jazz up your children’s homemade lunch pack with colourful
packages, or lunch bags to make it fun.
Healthy Lunch for Children:
Mango Mania is back again this month with a Healthy Lunch theme!
WEEK #1: What is a healthy lunch for children?Foods from 4 food groupsFoods that are lower in fat, sugar and salt (Please refer to the chart below)Food that is safe to eat – right temperature and free of bacteriaLunch that is delicious and nutritious and contains at least 1 to 2 Fruits & Veggies
What do I give my child for lunch?
What are the best cereals for children?
A healthy cereal should contain:
- At least 3 grams of fiber
- No more than 6 grams of sugar
- No more than 3 grams of fat
Please visit http://asd-n.nbed.nb.ca/healthy-breakfast-healthy-learners for more examples of cereal and information about breakfast.
What are some healthy breakfast ideas that appeal to kids?
Make up a big batch of whole-grain muffins, pancakes or waffles and freeze them. Toast or warm them up in the morning before school. Here are some other creative breakfast options:
French Toast Sticks & Applesauce
For these recipes and more information please visit http://asd-n.nbed.nb.ca/healthy-breakfast-healthy-l earners . .
How do you get your child to eat in the mornings?
Serve realistic portions.Children’s stomachs are smaller than ours.If there is too much food offered at breakfast it will be difficult for them to finish. Serve smaller nutritious meals and snacks throughout day.
One serving from a food group can be divided up. For example, half a Food Guide Serving of Meat and Alternatives can be served at two different meals such as one egg at lunch and half a chicken breast (1 oz) for dinner.