March is Nutrition Month

March 3, 2016 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

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 professionallibrary@tdsb.on.ca 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

Health Canada.

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

Judy A.

 

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