Healthy Schools

Promoting Health in Schools and Community

Through coordinated action with community partners, SD73 promotes safe, inclusive, and health-promoting learning environments. Integrating the framework for a Comprehensive School Health (CSH) approach into all aspects of school and learning helps guide the implementation of policy and fostering safe social and physical environments.

Community health partners work with schools in supporting health education to contribute to healthy lifestyles that promote overall well being. Our health education priority focus areas include awareness of food security and healthy eating, active living, mental health, and fostering attitudes and values that promote respect for diversity.  

The effectiveness of our CHS  approach with specific district-wide health initiatives include:

  • Implementing a daily before-school and morning physical activity program partnering with BOKS Canada focusing on moderate to vigorous physical activity initiatives in elementary schools
  • Implementing adapted sports by rotating Let's Play sports wheelchairs at the elementary level and Kamloops Adapted Sports wheelchairs at the secondary schools   
  • Implementing  BC Farm to School initiatives at elementary and secondary schools focusing on food security with hands-on-learning sourcing locally grown foods
  • Implementing a hands-on food literacy Cook It, Try It, Like It! program in the after school time period in partnership with Interior Health Authority and the United Way
  • Implementing an after-school sports and arts initiative focusing on quality recreation and sports activities to youth and families who would otherwise not have access to programs in the after school hours in partnership with Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, United Way, and City of Kamloops.

 

 Healthy School Resources
Healthyschoolsbc.ca

Activeforlife.com

Actionschoolsbc.ca

Interiorhealth.ca

 

 

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