EMSB Nutrition Policy

The EMSB Nutrition Policy aims at promoting health-enhancing attitudes and behaviors among all students by providing an environment encouraging healthy eating habits. By ensuring access to nutritious foods through our school cafeterias and our nutritional support programs, we contribute to the achievement of our students’ full academic potential. By teaching the essential knowledge and skills students need to make nutritious food choices, we contribute to the prevention of childhood nutrition-related problems such as obesity, diabetes and dental diseases.

On January 28, 2009, the Council of Commissioners approved the updated EMSB Nutrition Policy which has been remodeled in accordance with the Ministère de l’éducation , du loisirs et du sport (MELS)’ new provincial Policy on healthy eating and physical activity.

This Nutrition Policy regulates all food distribution in all EMSB schools and centers, during regular school activities. Examples of food distribution activities:

  • Cafeteria
  • Daycare service (click here for more information)
  • Nutritional support program
  • Lunch service by outside suppliers  (click here for more information)
  • Vending machine
  • Regular fundraising (click here for more information)
  • Extracurricular activities

All administrators, teachers, staff, volunteers and governing boards have a responsibility to respect the Nutrition Policy by promoting/modeling healthy eating habits and distributing nutritious foods to students during regular school activities (general guidelines for schools).

In addition, families are kindly asked to cooperate and respect the Nutrition Policy by sending nutritious foods to school (general guidelines for families).