Posted: February 25, 2013

WEEK #4: Food Safety at Lunch Time Tips 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

Posted: February 19, 2013

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 .

Posted: February 11, 2013

WEEK #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 their day!  Convenience Foods. 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.

Posted: February 1, 2013

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?

Posted: December 21, 2012

The students and staff of Harcourt School would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and the happiest of New Years. Remember, the first day back for students is Wednesday, January 9, 2013.

Posted: November 26, 2012

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 for more examples of cereal and information about breakfast.  

Posted: November 20, 2012

  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 Breakfast Pizza Breakfast Burrito For these recipes and more information please visit earners .  .       

Posted: November 9, 2012

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.

Posted: November 6, 2012

There will no school on Monday, November 12 due to Remembrance Day falling on Sunday. Report Cards will be going home on Wednesday, November 21. Parent/Teacher interviews will be held on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23. There are no classes for students on Friday, November 23.

Posted: November 2, 2012

The Healthy Learners in School Program with support from MANGO is promoting a Healthy Breakfasts for Healthy Learners project during the month of November. Each week during the month there will be new information available to parents and guardians. Please visit to read about what makes a healthy breakfast and find delicious recipes.


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