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Nutrition services for Vancouver schools

Vancouver school health manual - Section 4

Our Public Health Dietitians work with schools using a comprehensive school health approach to help make the healthy choice the easy choice.
Vancouver school health manual - Section 4: Nutrition

Support is provided to: 

  • Assist the school in assessing their school food environment and addressing their school’s healthy eating goals
  • Support the work of staff, parents and/or students for food and nutrition initiatives
  • Support the development of school policies related to food and healthy eating
  • Work with schools to plan food literacy initiatives such as Farm to School, classroom food preparation and school gardens
  • Consult regarding the implementation of the BC Guidelines for Food and Beverage Sales in BC Schools (e.g. food service, fundraisers, vending machines, school events)
  • Provide professional development workshops (e.g. school healthy eating assessment / planning process)
  • Provide healthy eating resources (e.g., Canada’s Food Guide, Nutrition Month posters, lesson plans about food, nutrition, body image, gardens, etc.)
  • Help school staff find appropriate nutrition services for students (e.g. eating disorder services, nutrition counselling)

Canadian Resources for Food and Healthy Living Education

How do I access these services?

Vanessa Lam, RD
Pacific Spirit Community Health Centre
2110 W. 43rd Avenue
Vancouver, BC
Tel: (604) 261-6366 extension 3343  
Email: vanessa.lam@vch.ca

Kathy Romses, MA
Evergreen Community Health Centre
3425 Crowley Drive
Vancouver, BC
Tel: (604) 872-2511 extension 3318
Email: kathy.romses@vch.ca
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