Healthy Schooling

Prince Street Elementary School (Charlottetown, PEI)

Our school is part of: 
Breakfast For Learning

#1 Health Goal: 
  • To increase our vegetable and fruit consumption by encouraging students and staff to eat at least one serving of vegetables and one serving of fruit at lunch.
  • To provide increased physical activity opportunities before and after school so that students can be active everyday.
Biggest Challenge: 
  • To encourage the purchase and use of healthy food alternatives instead of prepackaged lunches by families.
Biggest Accomplishment: 
  • We operate a successful breakfast program at our school five days a week, which is free and open for any student to attend. We are constantly exposing our students to a variety of fruit and dairy products at the breakfast program. The program continues to reach higher student numbers each year. This year marks the 10th anniversary that our program has been in operation!
  • A number of our classes participated in the Healthy Eating Alliance "Color Your Lunch" Challenge initiative, which was part of Healthy Eating Week in October and the "Celebrate Island Food Recipe Challenge" in March which was part of Nutrition Month.
  • We provide after school opportunities in art, drama, dance, and adventure based learning.
We will continue to Live Right Now by: 
  • Offering nutritious foods at our breakfast program five days a week.
  • Encouraging students to be active at recess time, by offering intramurals at lunch as well as various afterschool activity programs (i.e. dancing). Our school hopes to participate in the go! PEI snowman challenge this winter!
  • Participating in healthy eating challenges offered by the PEI Healthy Eating Alliance (i.e. Color Your Lunch, Litterless Lunch, Celebrate Island Food Recipe Challenge)
  • One of our teachers plans to do a 'Learn to Run' program for interested grade 5 and 6 students.
  • Our physical education teacher will conduct early morning open gym times for interested students.
Personal Tip for Canadians:  
  • Changes can be made, it is just slow. Pick one thing at a time and focus on it.

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