Alberta Education cares about the health and wellbeing of students in Alberta schools.
In 2016-17, 14 school authorities across Alberta participated in a school nutrition pilot. A summary of the 2016-17 pilot was developed to highlight promising practices, innovative approaches and collaborative partnerships that have emerged. In 2017-18 school year the program expanded to include 62 school authorities. In Budget 2018, government continues its commitment to phase-in a targeted school nutrition program for elementary students in the province. $15.5 million is being allocated to the program in the 2018/19 school year.
Students in participating schools will receive a daily nutritious meal that follows the Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children and Youth. It is estimated 30,000 students will receive a daily nutritious meal in the 2018-19 school year.
Funds for the program are being distributed directly to school authorities to continue, establish or enhance existing nutrition programs in identified schools. While planning for innovation, sustainability and capacity building, school authorities will use this funding to support students with the greatest need.
Healthy Schools encourage students to:
Health and Life Skills enables students to:
Career and Life Management program of studies helps students:
The Health, Recreation and Human Services cluster offers food and nutrition courses.