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Schools & Child Care

Food Safety in Schools

Food safety is especially important in schools as children can get sick much easier than adults. Here are some ways to ensure food safety in order to support student, staff and family health and well-being:

Special Events:

The health unit has some resources to help your school with special events planning:

Schools might need a permit for some special events. Contact a public health inspector early in your planning stages to find out if you need one.

Student Nutrition Programs:

Offering safe and nutritious food at school can help support student well-being and can prevent illness later in life.  Follow these guidelines to serve up safe and healthy food to students.

Gardening and Growing Projects:

Gardening projects at school can help create a supportive learning environment that allow students to engage with the world around them. See the Garden, Grow, and Learn resource to learn how to keep safe and healthy when gardening at school.

If you have questions or would like further support related to food safety at your school call Health Connection at 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520 weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or email, and ask to speak with a public health inspector. 


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