Last updated: March 2021
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- Help families stay well with newsletters from AHS
- Physical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic: Ideas from Alberta school communities
- Guidance for school breakfast programs during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Guidance for school snack programs during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Alberta COVID-19 youth mental health resource hub
- Nutrition Month 2021: “Find your healthy” in March
- Get outside, get active this April
- Make May about mental health
Help families stay well with monthly newsletters from AHS
Monthly newsletters from AHS are here to help parents and caregivers looking for information about raising healthy kids and teens.
We welcome and encourage school staff to share them in weekly updates, blog posts, and other communications with families.
Check out resources for families for new editions each month. Coming in April: How to help kids and teens stay well with screens.
Physical activity at school during the COVID-19 pandemic: Ideas from Alberta school communities
Find out how schools across the province are finding creative ways to keep students active during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new fact sheet is full of stories and ideas gathered by AHS public health inspectors during school visits.
Guidance for school breakfast programs during the COVID-19 pandemic
Does your school breakfast program need a boost during the COVID-19 pandemic? This new infographic from Alberta Health Services can inspire a healthy menu, and give you the confidence to serve food safely.
Guidance for school snack programs during the COVID-19 pandemic
School snack programs encourage healthy eating at school, and they're doable during the COVID-19 pandemic! Use this information to keep school snacks healthy and safe.
Alberta COVID-19 youth mental health resource hub
Jack.org, in partnership with the Government of Alberta and Kids Help Phone, has launched a new digital hub for Alberta youth mental health resources: jack.org/abhub. Please share widely with the young people you care about.
Mark your calendar!
Nutrition Month 2021: "Find your healthy" in March
Healthy eating looks different for everyone. This March, explore how culture, food traditions, personal circumstances, and nutritional needs all play a role in eating patterns.
With materials from the Dietitians of Canada, you can bring nutrition month to life in your school. Get inspired with the activity and ideas guide, or go social with the social media toolkit.
Bonus: Nutrition Month resources are also available in French!
Get outside, get active this April
Physical activity happens naturally in the great outdoors. This spring, learn how to boost movement using a combination of fresh air, green spaces, and great ideas. Here are some of our favourite resources, from trusted partners in school health.
- Nature source: Education portal for educators and families
- Move & play through traditional games: Lesson plans
Be Fit for Life
- Orange marks the spot! Lesson plans to support outdoor adventure
Be Fit for Life
- Physical education in alternative environments
Ever Active Schools
- Thrive outside: Educator resources
Child & Nature Alliance of Canada
Make May about mental health
Campaigns like Mental Health Week can spark meaningful conversations about mental wellness.
If you're making May all about mental health, make sure to connect these events to a broader school health strategy. The comprehensive school health framework can help to ensure your efforts are coordinated, high-impact, and likely to last.
Need support? Reach out to your local health promotion facilitator for expert advice on whole school mental health.