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ManyschoolsacrosstheHRSBareusingfoodandnutritionasameanstoimprovestudentlearningandpersonalsuccessandnotjustduringnutritionmonthIfyouwalkintoSackvilleHighSchoolslobbyanymorningoftheweekyouwontmissthelargecartpiledhighwithitemslikefreshfruitjuicehomemademunsminiquicheandgrilledcheesesandwiches.Itsagrab-and-goset-upwhichmeansthatstudentscanhelpthemselvestoahealthymealastheygetreadytobeginadayoflearning.ButSackvilleHighSchoolsbreakfastprogramisfeedingmorethanjusthungrybellieseachdayitsteachingthestudentswhooperateitsomeessentialskillsthattheywillcarrywiththemthroughlife.Thatsbecauseitsentirelyrunbystudentsintheschoolslearningcentre.Thisisastoryabouthowlearningtofeedothersisfuelingthelearningcentrestudentspersonalsuccess.ForstudentsatAtlanticViewSchoolinLawrencetownlearningtoeathealthyisallinadayswork.AspartofAtlanticViewsContinuousSchoolImprovementCSIplanstacreatedaschool-widegoalfocusingonhealthyeatinganddailyphysicalactivity.Overthepastfewyearstheschoolhasworkedtoeliminateallprocessedfoodsfromitsbreakfastprogramandsnackkiosk.Italsostartedaschoolgardenandfromtheharveststudentscreatedhomemadestonesouptocelebrateeatinglocally-grownvegetablesandtofeedoneanotherthroughouttheyear.Whatsmostimportantisthatstudentsarelearningwhychoosinghealthyfoodsandincreasingtheirphysicalactivityisimportant.Thiswintertheschoollaunchedahealthychallengesothatstudentscouldpaycloseattentiontotheireatinghabitstheirphysicalactivitytheirsleepinghabitstheirwaterintakeandtheirscreentime.Theyenlistedthehelpofanonlinetrackingprogramtostayfocused.AccordingtoAtlanticViewPrincipalJimKingthereisanimprovementinoverallstudentachievementandengagement.FindthisreportontheSuperintendentspageonwww.hrsb.caWhatdomathliteracyandtechnologyoutcomeslooklikeinGradePrimaryInCindyNg-IvanosclassatBasinviewDriveCommunitySchooltheylookdeliciousThatsbecausesheregularlyusesnutritiousage-appropriatefoodpreparationtoengageprimarystudentsintheirlearning.Ms.Ng-Ivanounderstandstheimportanceofteachingchildrenabouthealthyfoodsatayoungage.Recentlyshetaughtstudentshowtomakehomemadegranolaandayogurtparfait.Thehands-onproject-basedlessontouchedonvariousoutcomesstudentsfollowedthestepsofarecipemeasuredingredientslearnednewvocabularyengagedthevesensesanddiscussedtheirlearningwithoneanother.Theycreatedrecipecardstotakehome.TheyalsousediPadstocapturetheirexperienceandmakeahow-tovideotosharetheirprojectwithfellowstudentsintheschooltheirparentsguardiansfamiliesandgrandparents.TalkaboutmakingaconnectionbetweenhomeandschoolToimprovestudentachievementandpersonalsuccess.Tomaximizeexemplaryteachingpracticestosupporthighqualityinstruction.ClickabovetohearmoreaboutMs.Ng-Ivanosapproachtoengagingstudentsthroughfoodpreparation.ClickabovetowatchtheYoungChefsofBasinviewCommunitySchoolvideo.2