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Food Literacy

Healthy Eating

Healthy Woman

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

Healthy Lunch

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

Boy Eating Breakfast

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

 

Healthy Eating

Cook it! Kit

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.  Two Cook it! kits are at the District office-pictured above. For more info about the program and the kits, contact Andrea.

Healthy Eating

Girl Eating an Apple

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

Healthy Food

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

Tending Plants

Coalition for Healthy School Food - is a Canadian network of non-profit organizations who are advocating for public investment and federal standards for a universal cost-shared school food program that would see all children having daily access to healthy food at school. The website includes research on the benefits of nutritious food for students.

Healthy Eating

Granola

Teach Food First: An Educator’s Toolkit for Exploring Canada’s Food Guide with K-8 Students.

This toolkit was developed by the Ministry of Health and the BC Centre for Disease Control in partnership with public health dietitians, BC teachers, and Indigenous Knowledge Keepers.

Healthy Eating & Gardening

Gardening Lesson

BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation:  A non-profit, charitable organization that works with educators to bring agriculture and food education to students throughout the province. 

 

School Gardens

Radishes

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

 

School Gardens

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Learning from the Land (2021) - This toolkit is a written compilation of resources and stories highlighting programs related to Indigenous plants and pedagogy.

 

Kids in the Garden

School Gardens

Kids Gardening -  is a non-profit organization that creates gardening resources for kids, including lesson plans & ideas for planning school gardens

 

School Gardens

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Spring Harvest Crop Cards: Learn about planting and growing spring crops with these fun crop cards that include information and classroom activities about radishes, lettuce, bok choy, kale, spinach, and peas.

School Gardens

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Fall Harvest Crop Cards: Learn about planting and growing fall crops with these fun crop cards that include information and classroom activities about tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, carrots, squash, beans, peas, and garlic.

Kids in the Garden

School Gardens

Kids in the Garden

Kids Gardening -  is a non-profit organization that creates gardening resources for kids, including lesson plans & ideas for planning school gardens

 

Eating Watermelon

Breakfast Programs

Breakfast Club of Canada

Works with partners from all sectors across Canada to deliver quality school food programs and advocate for a national school food program. Their website has multiple resources for schools and is where schools can apply for funding.

 

Happy Kids Huddle

Weight Neutral Approaches to CSH

Weight-neutral approaches to Comprehensive School Health resources and research references curated by Elizabeth Tingle, University of Calgary instructor and presenter,  and advocate for weight-neutral health promotion in school settings. She is also a co-hosts a podcast series - The Podclass: Conversations on School Health at teacherfanclub.com

E-cigarette selection

Tobacco & Vaping

Selkirk College Nursing Students Vaping Project:  Thank you to third-year nursing students, Kass Swankey and Ali D'Onofrio for their hard work creating an SD 20 Drug Literacy Toolkit.  To check out the drug literacy (vaping prevention) toolkit please click the button below.

Cigarettes

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

Teenage Group

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

Study Group

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

Friends with Devices

Tobacco & Vaping

Quash is a smoking and vaping cessation app, powered by the Lung Health Foundation. It’s specifically designed to help youth (14-19) quit and quit for good. 

There are two versions of the Quash program that can be used separately or together, depending on the needs of the young person trying to quit: 

Girl with Tablet

Tobacco & Vaping

Vaping & Tobacco Education Toolkits:

Vaping Health Education Toolkits for Parents & Teachers | BC Lung Foundation

 

 

Tobacco Prevention Toolkit | Stanford University

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Drug Literacy

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. 

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Drug Literacy

The Youth Cannabis Awareness Program (YCAP) offers free programming to youth aged 12 to 24, as well as adults (parents/guardians and professionals) involved in the lives of youth. Informed by protective factors contributing to youth mental health, YCAP provides a multi-faceted approach to increase knowledge and skills supporting positive youth development.

Mental Health

Teens & Library

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

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Mental Health

Happy Girl with Glasses

Searchlight: Directory of local services

Family Action Network (FAN): Health and Development Services

Trail FAIR: offers family resources, counselling, crisis and legal assistance and other community services.

Castlegar Community Services: provides multiple services to Castlegar and the area.

Mental Health

Youth Counseling

Foundry

 

Foundry centres and Foundry’s provincial virtual services offer drop-in and scheduled counselling and peer support, primary care, employment support and groups for young people aged 12-24 and their caregivers across B.C. No referrals are required and all services are free and confidential. Please distribute information about Foundry services to your students as needed and support them with accessing a centre or registering for an account on the Foundry BC App.

Mental Health

Happy Teens

Teach Mental Health - UBC 

School mental health literacy has four unique but integrated components:

  1. Understanding how to optimize and maintain good mental health,

  2. Understanding mental disorders and their treatments,

  3. Decreasing stigma, and

  4. Increasing health-seeking efficacy.

Mental Health

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McCreary Centre Society - 2018 Report Release and resources. On March 25th, McCreary Centre Society will release Doing Okay? Checking in on the mental health of BC youth. The report shares data from the 2018 BC Adolescent Health Survey (AHS) on youth mental health and will be available for download at www.mcs.bc.ca

Mental Health

Doing Homework

erase

 

erase is all about building safe and caring school communities. This includes empowering students, parents, educators and the community partners who support them to get help with challenges, report concerns to schools, and learn about complex issues facing students.

Mental Health

Teacher in Classroom

Teacher Stress Management Toolkit™ for School Leaders.

 

Open Parachute offers a free toolkit to improve the well-being of your staff so they can better support your students.

Mental Health

Filling Out Form

Mental Health Service Directory for Youth in Interior Health

 

Click on a link below for a description of that service and to find a Mental Health & Substance Use Centre near you.

Mental Health

Youth

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..

Mental Health

Quality Time

Confident Parents - Thriving Kids:  This Behaviour Program is grounded in the Parent Management Training – Oregon Model developed by Implementation Sciences International Inc. 

Media Literacy

Sitting in Front Of The Computer

MediaSmarts has been developing digital and media literacy programs and resources for Canadian homes, schools and communities since 1996.  They offer K-12 resources that cover a wide range of issues arising from digital media that can easily integrate into the existing curriculum.

Mindfulness

Meditating

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

Sleep Hygiene

Girl Relaxing

Sleep Hygiene Resources:  

Mindfulness

Caring Child

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

Mindfulness & Sleep Hygiene







Sexual Health Education & Child Protection





 

Sexual Health

Youth Club Meeting

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.

Children Playing

Sexual Health

Body Science Make and Takes is a collaboration between SD20 teachers and Katherine Kimmerly

Uplifted Youth

Sexual Health

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

Texting

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

Child Protection

Body Science