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Andrea Tyreman, Healthy Schools Coordinator

healthyschoolscoordinator@sd20.bc.ca

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Check out the latest newsletters with new resources, events and research below...

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Upcoming Events &

Past Events Resource Links

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Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating

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.

Healthy Eating

Childhood Obesity Foundations: Explore more by viewing COF programs and resources on this website like Healthy Beginnings for Preschoolers 2-5Sip SmartScreen Smart and more!

Healthy Eating

 Disordered Eating: Guidelines, resources and contacts for School Staff and parents.

 

Healthy Eating

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.

Healthy Eating

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

Healthy Eating

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.

Healthy Eating

 Farm to School: Food literacy resources, lesson plans, start-up guides and grants.

 

Healthy Eating

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.

 

SD 20 

Hunger Relief Initiative

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.  

Tobacco & vaping

Clearing the Air:  Youth Research Slam -BC Youth-Led  research project about vaping by the McCreary Centre Society 

Drug & Gambling Literacy

 

 

 

Drug 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

Drug Literacy

Here to Help: Mental Health and Substance Use information resource library.

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

Mental Health

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

Mental Health

Mental Health

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.

Mental Health

Dr Shami Kang: A variety of short videos on mental wealth. e.g Dealing with Anxiety, Phobias or Chronic Worrying in Your Life, Empathy, Anxiety Explained, the Tech solution etc..

Mindfulness

Mindfulness Toolkit:  Simple, easy-to-implement exercises that you can use in your classroom to foster mindfulness, self-awareness and emotional intelligence

Sleep Hygiene

Sleep Hygiene Resources:  

Mindfulness

Kelty Mental Health:  Resource library on mindfulness including videos, apps, tools and podcasts.

Mindfulness & Sleep Hygiene

Sexual Health & Child Protection

Sexual Health

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.

Workshops, educational and prevention material to help keep kids safe online and in everyday life

Child Protection

Sexual Health

Community Resources: Comprehensive directory of local resources in the West Kootenays. E.g. Options for Sexual Health Clinics, helplines and counselling.

Physical Literacy

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.

Physical Literacy

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Andrea Tyreman

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!

Andrea Tyreman

250 231 0494

healthyschoolscoordinator@sd20.bc.ca

Tuesday  12 PM to 4 PM

Thursday 12 PM to 4 PM