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The Healthy Schools Program

The Healthy Schools Program

The Healthy Schools program promotes optimal health, developmental potential and learning among school aged children and youth in Simcoe County and the District of Muskoka. Health unit staff work in close collaboration with local school board partners, school staff and administrators, students, families, and community partners to make school communities a healthy place for all.

Our approach is evidence based, and aligns closely with the Ministry of Education’s Foundations for a Healthy School framework. We promote and support a range of health topics.

How working with the Healthy Schools program changed one school environment:

>We offer:

  • Local and provincial data on a variety of topics related to the health of school-aged children and youth.
  • Consultations with educators to support professional development and implementation of health curriculum.
  • Support with creating and implementing school health action plans.
  • Student engagement and leadership opportunities.
  • Mental health initiatives, such as stress management and youth asset development.
  • Evidence-based parenting education and support parent engagement.
  • Assistance with writing funding applications.

Meet Our Team

School Board Liaison
Public Health Nurse

 Public Health

 Public Health


Jennifer, RN

Note: support also
provided to

Stephanie, RN 
 Jody, RD  Renée, RD

Public Health Nurses

 Christine, RN
Georgian West & Angus)


Kim, RN
(Muskoka and
 Linda, RN 

Jason, RN
(Bradford and South West Simcoe)

Maryanne, RN
Erin, RN
(Barrie and Innisfil)
Coming Soon!
(North Simcoe and Francophone)


Call 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520 to book an appointment with your local Healthy Schools representative.

Follow us on Twitter: @smhealthyschool


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