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Schools & Child Care

Health Unit Initiatives

Healthy Schools Initiatives

We work in partnership with schools to plan and implement health and well-being initiatives. We offer information/resources, consultations, and provide direct service to schools using a comprehensive “Healthy Schools” approach.

Our services are based on current evidence (e.g., Canadian School Health Standards, 2021) and align with Ministry of Education guidance (Ontario Foundations for a Healthy School framework). Learn more about:

SMDHU’s Healthy Schools Approach

Ophea Healthy Schools Certification

We also have several health unit initiatives that can be incorporated into your Healthy Schools action plan.

Health Unit Initiatives

We are gradually resuming some of the school-based initiatives that were paused during the COVID-19 pandemic and are exploring new initiatives to offer in the future. Please check back often for an updated list:

Alex the Alligator  (oral health)

Developmental Assets and Developmental Relationships (mental health promotion)

GlitterBug Kit (hand hygiene)

Playground Activity Leaders in Schools (PALS)

Strong Minds, Strong Kids: Kids Have Stress Too! Stress Lessons

You're the Chef (food and nutrition)

Vaping and E-Cigarettes

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