School Nutrition Program

School Nutrition

 

Dear Parents and Guardian,

It is hard for students to focus in class when they are hungry, and research shows there is a direct link between healthy and nutritious eating and academic success. We are pleased to inform you that VILNA SCHOOL is part of the Government of Alberta's targeted school nutrition program for the 2017/18 school year.

Through the program, we will be offering students in Kindergarten to Grade 6 a daily nutritious lunch that adheres to the Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children and Youth.. The meal will be offered to all students that wish to participate, at no cost to parents.

The program will not only provide opportunities for students to try new foods, it will also provide an opportunity for social interaction outside of the classroom. And while there are several opportunities to address health, wellness and nutrition throughout Alberta's curriculum, a key component of the program is to ensure students, teachers, parents, caregivers and community members have the opportunity to learn more about the importance of choice and preparation of healthy foods, the importance of reading food labels, and access to Alberta's food resources. As individuals, families, organizations and communities, we can work together to increase the availability and appeal of healthier food choices, and to teach and model healthy eating behaviours.

To learn more about the school nutrition program, please visit: www.education.alberta.ca/school-nutrition-program or contact Diane Padlesky, Principal. If you are interested in volunteering your time to help support the program, please contact the school at 780-636-3651 or toll free at 844-636-3680.

We look forward to a rewarding school year as we link nutrition to your child's education.

Respectfully,

Diane Padlesky, Principal
Vilna School

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