Public Health Dietitians are Registered Dietitians, who provide a range of services for school staff, students, parents and caregivers of children of all ages children including:
Program planning (e.g. breakfast and lunch programs, school gardens, farm to school)
Helping schools to develop policies about food and healthy eating. Supporting staff, parents and students to follow food and healthy eating policies and guidelines.
Providing advice and support on implementing the Guidelines for Food and Beverage Sales in BC Schools (e.g. food service, fundraisers, vending machines, and other school events)
Providing education sessions to staff and parents (e.g. professional-development day workshops, parent advisory council meetings on topics such as weight bias, nutrition policy, etc)
Providing healthy eating resources (e.g. Canada?s Food Guide, nutrition and body image lesson plans and resources)
Helping school staff, parents and caregivers find appropriate nutrition services for students
These services are free-of-charge.