School Healthy Snack Time

Resolution Number: 

2017-03
Resolution

WHEREAS    we know that making time for physical activity and nutrition in school does not detract from academics; it’s an investment in higher academic performance, with studies showing that healthy kids get better grades, attend school more often and behave better in class, and

WHEREAS    research on properly fueling your body supports the concept of consuming frequent healthy meals and snacks and drinking lots of water, five to seven times per day, as the best way to enhance cognitive performance and keep blood sugar levels constant, and

WHEREAS    recognizing that students should have a nourishing snack and water every three to four hours, students would benefit from a 10 minute healthy snack time separate from recess to boost energy and facilitate learning;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the PEI Home and School Federation requests the Public Schools Branch to develop policy for the purpose of implementing a 10 minute healthy snack time apart from recess in all schools in Prince Edward Island to contribute to overall student health and learning.

Consideration

Status: 

Tabled
Saturday, April 8, 2017

Destination: 

Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture
Department of Health and Wellness
Health PEI
Responses Received

Responses: 

Deferred to PEI Home and School Federaton board for further research.