The Farmers’ Almanac long-range forecast says that the Prairies are in for a potentially cold winter, and we know for local families, that can make trips and outings more of an obstacle than an adventure. This means that making healthy and active choices a priority becomes more vital as the weather continues to prove more challenging to do so.
The Calgary Catholic School District (CCSD) promotes healthy choices in our schools as proper nutrition is vital for growth, development, learning, and activity in our students. Children spend a large part of their day at school where they’re exposed to a variety of influences when it comes to food choices. These choices are defined as foods that are low in added fat, sugar, salt and/or caffeine, and higher in vitamins, minerals and/or fibre, and fall within at least one of the four food groups as outlined in Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide.