March is Nutrition Month
Submitted by Judy A, one of our fabulous reference librarians:
March is Nutrition Month and the Canadian Senate has just released a report entitled Obesity in Canada: A Whole-of-Society Approach for a Healthier Canada. In this report the senate committee warns that the rate of obesity in Canada is rising at an alarming rate. Canadians are consuming a diet high in processed foods and that, combined with insufficient exercise, is leading to increased rates of heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. The report calls for a national campaign to combat obesity and makes 21 recommendations including:
- a tax on sweetened drinks,
- ban the advertisement of food and drink to children
- revise Canada’s Food Guide
- make nutritional information on food labels easier to understand
- teach and practice active living in schools
To celebrate Nutrition Month in your classroom, check out these resources:
Professional Library Books: TDSB teachers can borrow books by contacting the library at (416) 395-8289 or email@example.com or by reserving the books in the catalogue http://bit.ly/PLbookcat (remember to login before you click on reserve).
Chancellor, D. (2010). Healthy eating. Crabtree Pub.
Cheung, L., et al. (2016). Eat well & keep moving: An interdisciplinary elementary curriculum for nutrition and physical activity. Human Kinetics.
Economos, C. (2014). The healthy eating and active time club curriculum: Teaching children to live well. Human Kinetics.
Evers, C. L. (2012). How to teach nutrition to kids. 4th ed. 24 Carrot Press.
Giddens, S., & Giddens, O. (2008). Making smart choices about food, nutrition, and lifestyle. Rosen Pub.
Kalich, K., Bauer, D., & McPartlin, D. (2009). Early sprouts: Cultivating healthy food choices in young children. Redleaf Press.
Kerr, J. (2010). Diet and obesity. Sea-to-Sea Publications.
Some Internet Resources:
Dieticians of Canada. Nutrition Month March 2016
- Canada’s Food Guide. http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/food-guide-aliment/index-eng.php
- Eat Well and Be Active Educational Toolkit http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/food-guide-aliment/educ-comm/toolkit-trousse/index-eng.php
Eat Right Ontario. Bake It Up!: Tasty treats for healthier school bake sales. https://www.eatrightontario.ca/EatRightOntario/media/ERO_PDF/en/School/Bake_It_Up_final.pdf
Ontario Ministry of Education. Healthy Schools. Healthy Food for Healthy Schools. http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/teachers/healthyschools.html