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Sustain Ontario’s Virtual Greenhouse

The greenhouse is a growing collection of community-vetted food strategies, tools, and tactics organized by initiative. garden in a greenhouseResources and ideas for teaching food literacy, getting children active is school gardens, and more.

Learn more about Sustain Ontario’s Virtual Greenhouse.

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EatRightOntario

EatRightOntario LogoEatRight Ontario (ERO) is a free service that connects residents of Ontario to the trusted advice of a Registered Dietitian to help you make healthier food choices and answer your nutrition questions.

Learn more bout EatRighOntario.

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Nutrition Guidelines 2016

Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Student Nutrition Program, Nutrition Guidelines 2016 for food served in schools.

Learn more about Nutrition Guidelines.

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New School Food And Beverage Policy

Ontario has introduced its School Food and Beverage Policy that includes nutrition standards for food and beverages sold in schools. The policy applies to food and beverages sold:

  • in all venues on school property such as cafeterias, vending machines and tuck shops;
  • through all programs, including catered lunch programs; and
  • at all events on school property, including bake sales and sport events.

The nutrition standards do not apply to lunches or snacks that are brought from home.

Learn more about the New School Food And Beverage Policy.

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Hamilton Community Garden Network

Hamilton Community Garden Network logoSchool/Youth Community Garden Guides are also available from the Hamilton Community Garden Network.

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Planting an Edible School Garden

Green Thumb logo Outdoor school gardens have the added bonus of increasing physical activity and a sense of community. Plant any type of edible garden (indoor or outdoor) to earn this badge.

Free tools & resources available under Green Thumb badge.

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Sip Smart! Ontario

Sip Smart! Ontario LogoSip Smart!™ Ontario is a licensed classroom educational program that helps teach children in grades 3 to 7 about sugary drinks and about making healthy drink choices.

Learn more about Sip Smart! Ontario.

 

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Bright Bites

bright fruitsDeveloped by registered dietitians working in Ontario Public Health this website provides tools, resources and success stories to guide and inspire elementary and secondary teachers to create a healthy food environment at their school “one bite at a time”, and recognizes them for their efforts!

Learn more about bright bites.

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Hamilton Food Strategy

Hamilton’s Food Strategy (PDF, 15.6 MB) guides the food related work of City departments while supporting collaboration and innovation within the City and with community partners from all sectors of the food system. The Food Strategy takes a holistic approach that looks at all the parts of a food system to optimize the allocation of resources for food actions.

Hamilton’s Edible Education Guide: Taking food beyond the plate and into the classroom!  Offers food literacy programs that address curriculum requirements to all Hamilton schools, as well as resources around school gardens, nutrition education and classroom lesson plans. – Contact Cailey Campbell, Community Food Program Coordinator, Neighbour to Neighbour Centre (Hamilton), ccampbell@n2ncentre.com  

Learn more about Hamilton Foot Strategy.

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Healthy Eating

Healthy children and youth are in a position to be better learners. When children and youth eat right, they can improve their memory and their ability to concentrate. Eating well also supports healthy growth and encourages healthy behaviours that can be maintained throughout adulthood.

Schools can play a central role in promoting the health of young people, not only academically, but also by ensuring an environment that supports healthy eating.

Learn more about Healthy Eating.

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Health Resources for Schools

A healthy school includes all of the following:

  1. Quality curriculum teaching and learning
  2. Classroom and school leadership
  3. Student engagement
  4. Social and physical environments
  5. Home, school and community partnerships

Learn more about Health Resources for Schools.

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Educational Programming for Teachers

Learn about Healthy Schools, Garbage & Recycling Outreach, Water Education, Museum Field Trips and Forestry Education.

Learn more about Educational Programming for Teachers.

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Healthy School

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To create a healthy school, the entire school community works together to help students, staff and parents make healthier choices that promote student wellness and learning.

Learn more about Healthy Schools.

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Snow Angels

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The Snow Angels program is a free snow removal service for City of Hamilton residents that are low income, eligible seniors or persons with disabilities.

Learn more about Snow Angels.

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Hamilton Paramedics

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Speaker: Book a Paramedic for your Event

Our experienced paramedics enjoy sharing their expertise and knowledge with others to potentially help save lives. Learn more about Hamilton Paramedics.

 

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Hamilton Fire

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Speaker: 905-546-3333

The Hamilton Fire Department offers several fire safety programs to keep you and your family safe. Learn more about Hamilton Fire.

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Age-Friendly Hamilton

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Since 2014, the City and Hamilton Council on Aging have worked with many community partners to make Hamilton an age-friendly city. Learn more about Age-Friendly Hamilton.

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Back to School Safety

With school back in session there is a lot more traffic on the road and a lot of kids walking, riding and getting dropped off at school. Learn more about Back to School Safety.

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Pedestrian Crossovers

Speaker: Jason Worron, Senior Project Manager Roadway Safety, Traffic

Pedestrian crossovers are a new way for pedestrians to easily and safely cross the road. Learn more about Pedestrian Crossovers.

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Hamilton’s BLAST Rapid Transit Network

City of Hamilton from above

By 2041, 780,000 will call Hamilton home – the City has a plan to move people around. It’s called the BLAST Network.