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Tips for a Healthy Back to School



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Getting back into the school routine can be stressful. We’ve put together these quick tips to help you and your family get off to a healthy start. Make sure to follow the Healthy Schools team on Twitter to stay up to date all year@smhealthyschool!

Plan Ahead:

  • Healthy food helps fuel the brain for learning. Avoid the morning rush by getting lunches ready the night before and keeping them in the fridge overnight. Try these simple ideas for Packing a Healthy School Lunch.
  • Save money and keep your child hydrated by sending a refillable water bottle to school.
  • Update your child’s immunization record online or call Health Connection at 705-721-7520 or toll free at 1-877-721-7520 for more information about required immunizations. Your child could be suspended if their record is not up to date. 

Be a Healthy Role-Model:

  • Talk as a family about active and safe ways to get to school. Can you fit walking or biking to school into your day? Fewer cars makes getting to school safer, improves air quality, and boosts physical activity, getting kids energized and ready to learn.
  • Remember, it is against the law to smoke ANYWHERE on school property at ANY TIME. This includes smoking in your vehicle when picking up or dropping off students, or anytime you’re in a vehicle with someone under the age of 16. 

Get Involved: 

Learn about Ontario’s new Health and Physical Education Curriculum and how you can support your child’s learning at home.

Talk to your school about ways you can get involved – for example: volunteer with the school nutrition program or become a member of the Healthy Schools committee.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help! Every parent can benefit from advice and support from time to time. Find support that’s right for you through Triple P or contact Health Connection at 705-721-7520 or toll free at 1-877-721-7520 for program information and registration.  

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