New Programs at Lorne Ave Public School
We’re very pleased to share the details of two new programs at Lorne Avenue Public School, brought to you by the Children’s Nutrition and Learning Project:
The role of the Nutrition Spotter is to educate children on healthy eating and to help build motivation to do so. The Nutrition Spotter program is run during the nutrition breaks at Lorne Ave. Public School. Children are rewarded for having healthy lunches (typically 3 out of 4 of the food groups present) by having their names placed into a draw to win small prizes at the end of their break.
The Nutrition Spotter will visit two classrooms per lunch hour, visit each child individually, and have a look at their food choices. Children who have “healthy” lunches will have their names placed in the draw and be verbally rewarded. Those that do not have healthy lunches will be asked questions on how they could make their lunches better, thus encouraging them to try to do so in the future and increasing their motivation.
The Nutrition Spotter will continue to encourage those currently demonstrating healthy behaviour and try to build motivation and explore options for healthy lunches with those who need guidance. The most important part is to show a positive attitude towards both children who have healthy lunches and those who need a little encouragement to do so.
Walking School Bus
Walking Wednesdays started at Lorne Avenue Public School in April. Beneficial in so many ways – from reducing pollution and car traffic, to encouraging neighbourhood social relationships and promoting good health, this is a safe and fun way to get your children to school each Wednesday.
To learn more or to get involved, please contact:
- Marilyn Bastedo, email@example.com, Community Development student from Brescia University College placed with LIHC
- Shelly Happy, firstname.lastname@example.org, London InterCommunity Health Centre Community Worker
- Trish Sargeant, email@example.com, Block Parent Volunteer Coordinator