Nutrition for the Balanced School Day

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 following resources are available on the Region of Waterloo Public Health website.

Produced by the Heart Health & Cancer Prevention Program, Region of Waterloo Public Health, 883-2008. August 2004.
Adapted from
Cool Lunch Ideas for the Balanced School Day, Public Health Nutritionists/Dietitians in Ontario, July 2004 EHLR#303