We are pleased to announce that the Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education has received $141,000 in grant funding from Alberta Education to implement a School Nutrition Program for the 2017‐2018 school year. Funds are provided to establish or enhance existing nutrition programs and are to be targeted for the provision of
nutritional meals, including costs associated with ordering, preparation and delivery. The Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education is committed within the limits of its resources, to support the creation of school environments that promote wellness and facilitate healthy lifestyle choices for staff and students.
As stated by Alberta Education “A key component of the program is to ensure Students, Teachers, Parents & Guardians, Caregivers and Community Members have the opportunity to learn more about: the importance of choosing and preparing healthy foods; the importance of reading food labels and access to Alberta’s food resources”
Healthy Schools encourage students to:
- practice healthy eating
- practice active living
- contribute to positive social environments in their school