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Andrea Tyreman, Healthy Schools Coordinator
Newsletters & Learning Opportunities
Check out the latest newsletters with new resources, events and research below...
Upcoming Events &
Past Events Resource Links
UnlockFood.ca: UnlockFood is a bilingual, award-winning website brought to you by Dietitians of Canada. UnlockFood is here to help Canadians connect with a dietitian and find the nutrition and food information that they need when they need it.
Cook it, Try it, Like it!: This program is a five-week after-school program designed to promote healthy eating habits by providing students with hands-on experience cooking and tasting nutritious foods.
IH Healthy Eating Toolkit: School Food Programs; Curriculum Resources; Displays, Posters, and Handouts; School Gardens; ; Guidelines for Food and Beverage Sales in BC Schools; and other resources
Fact Sheet Generator: The factsheet generator (FSG) is a specialized web-based tool that allows you to customize your own nutrition factsheets with standardized, evidence-based key messages and supporting messages.
Exploring Wild & Local Foods
in the West Kootenay Presentation - Caley Mulholland: Check back soon for additional resources, lesson plans, guides, videos and grants. To connect with Caley please see the section below.
Tobacco & vaping
Selkirk College Nursing Students Vaping Project: Healthy Schools Coordinator is currently working with third-year nursing students to create a vaping prevention toolkit for teachers and coaches. If you are interested in the toolkit, please click the button below.
Drug & Gambling Literacy
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research: Resources on Understanding Drug use and Gambling, Facilitating Dialogue in the Classroom, iMind Lesson plans, Professional Learning, Policy, student and parent resources
iMINDS: The website is a collection of resources for schools related to substance use and gambling. The lesson ideas fit well within the scope of BC’s K-12 curriculum with its emphasis on core and curricular competencies.
Drug & Gambling Literacy
Positive Mental Health- Interior Health Toolkit: Programs and Lesson Plan Information; Websites and Resources for Students, Parents and Teachers; Guest Speakers; Reports; and Resources for Families
Searchlight: Directory of local services
Family Action Network (FAN): Health and Development Services
Foundry: Foundry offers young people ages 12-24 health and wellness resources, services and supports – online and through integrated service centres in communities across BC.
Mindfulness & Sleep Hygiene
Sexual Health & Child Protection
Interior Health- Resources for Teachers: Teaching Sexual Health Education; Sexual Health Information and Lesson Plans by Grade Level and Topic; Online Resources; Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Resources; and Resources to order.
Basin PLAYS - Physical Literacy in Schools Community of Practice: CoP offers a platform for educators and physical literacy practitioners to share ideas, evidence-based resources, projects and learning opportunities. Multiple physical literacy resources, events, projects and organizations are also housed on the Basin PLAYS Hub.
Healthy Schools Coordinator
Using a comprehensive school health model, I have implemented a broad range of projects across the district as the Healthy Schools Coordinator. Some examples of some of these initiatives include:
Facilitated the Sexual Health Task Force to enhance sexual health education, coordinate teacher education and mentorship opportunities and assisted with developing the sexual orientation and gender identity policy;
Initiated tobacco and vape prevention programs;
Supported student-led Health Action Team leadership projects;
Partnered with the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR formerly CARBC) to pilot and develop a provincial drug literacy education program;
Created the Hunger Relief Initiative to secure breakfast program funding and provide resources and support to reduce student hunger;
Coordinated the Cook it, Try it, Like it! Program to increase food literacy skills of students;
Facilitated food systems dialogues and collaborated on community-based initiatives;
Developed health literacy knowledge exchange platforms and coordinated educational series and leadership clinics;
Collaborated with Divisions of Family Practice to support school mental health and anti-bullying strategies;
Helped with the planning and building of natural school playgrounds and outdoor learning spaces; and
Assisted with physical literacy and teacher mentorship projects.
I am always keen to learn what is happening at schools regarding students' and staff's health and well-being. I'm here to help, whether it is sharing curricular resources, coordinating professional development opportunities, sourcing project funding, or planning and implementing projects. Feel free to email me or give me a call. I would love to hear from you!
250 231 0494
Tuesday 12 PM to 4 PM
Thursday 12 PM to 4 PM