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EMSB PLANS A HANDFUL OF ACTIVITIES FOR NUTRITION MONTH

MONTREAL, FEBRUARY 25, 2013 –  March is Nutrition Month all across Canada and in celebrating this, the English Montreal School Board’s (EMSB) Cafeteria and Nutrition Education Division of Community Services has prepared an array of nutrition activities. The campaign aims to promote healthy eating habits on a daily basis by promoting nutrition awareness and increasing nutrition knowledge. 

In keeping with the Nutrition Month theme and in support to the “Healthy School” Approach, subsidized cooking workshops “Cook, Eat & Be Healthy!” will be offered to all elementary schools from March until the end of May, in collaboration with Les ateliers cinq épices. They will expose students to the world of cooking to encourage healthy eating habits and provide a whole new and exciting realm for nutrition education through the discovery and the tastings of healthy foods. Elementary schools will also have the opportunity to participate in a song parody contest entitled “EMSB’s Got Talent – Food Edition,” encouraging nutrition education and creativity from students as they express food facts in song.

In the high schools, the program entitled “EAT RIGHT FEEL BRIGHT” will take place in the form of two in-class sessions to Secondary II students in Physical Education and Health.  The campaign will address issues of weight, dieting, body image, social pressure to look perfect and encouraging healthy lifestyles through good nutrition and physical activity and respecting oneself.  The EMSB dietitian will also visit high schools during the lunch hour to set up a game of Nutri-Facts Jeopardy– a fun and interactive avenue for communicating and relaying accurate nutrition-related topics to students. 

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Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213
E-mail: mcohen@emsb.qc.ca