Lloydminister Public School Division

(780) 875-5541 Fax: (780) 875-7829

5017 - 46 Street
Lloydminster, Alberta T9V 1R4

Administrative Procedures

Administrative Procedure 223

School Nutrition

Background

The Lloydminster Public School Division is committed to promoting, offering, and role modeling healthy nutritious foods in its schools.  It is our goal to offer and serve healthy and nutritious food in snack and lunch programs, vending machines, canteens, and any other school venue where food is served.

Procedures

  1. The development of a Nutrition Committee for each school is highly encouraged.  The
    Committee should include representatives from the following:
    parents/caregivers, students, Principals, teachers, and the School
    Community Council members.  The Nutrition Committee should meet to review the school
    nutrition practices at least once a year.
  2. The choice of foods offered, sold, and served in schools, and at any school approved hosted event shall take into consideration the guidelines as outlined in Nourishing Minds: Towards Comprehensive School Community Health, Nutrition Policy Development in Saskatchewan Schools.  The majority of foods served must adhere to the guidelines found in Canada’s Food Guide https://food-guide.canada.ca/en/
  3. Schools should adhere to Public Health Food Safety Standards.
  4. Nutritious foods should be competitively priced and appropriately promoted and advertised.
  5. Catering companies and outside vendors are to be notified of, and adhere to the School Nutrition Administrative Procedures.
  6. Monthly Nutrition Information sent to the schools from the Public Health Nutritionist should be shared with students, parents/caregivers, and staff.
  7. It is important for staff to act as positive role models, encouraging such things as proper hand washing, nutritious eating habits, and using nutritious items as rewards in place of candy or junk food.

Reference
Canada’s Food Guide - Health Canada - https://food-guide.canada.ca/en/

Revised
June 2019
August 2023