The WRDSB elementary school day is organized as a balanced school day. The day begins with an instructional period followed by a 40 minute nutrition/activity break, another instructional period and another 40 minute nutrition/activity break and a final instructional period, followed by dismissal for the day. It has been found that the day organized this way promotes a better learning environment, effectively meets the nutritional needs of students and provides quality time for physical activity and play.
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- The Region of Waterloo Public Health website has a variety of resources on supporting health schools, including tips on healthy eating.
- The federal government also has many nutrition and healthy eating resources, tied to Canada’s Food Guide.