H.E.A.L.T.H.Y Eating Program
At Wilkinson we pride ourselves on being a Healthy Eating School and have been recognized as one by the Ontario Provincial Government.
How Does The Program Work?
Each week Mr. Kasaval, our Health and Physical Education Teacher, introduces a fruit or vegetable to students in Grades 1 to 6 who wish to participate to encourage them to eat healthy snacks and lunches. Students who eat the snack of the week the most during any given week in their respective classes have a chance to win a prize at the end of that week. While it’s always fun to win something, as the kids are routinely taught, the real prize is the fact that students end up eating healthy snacks and lunches and learning about healthy eating.
Along with consistent encouragement during class time and learning healthy eating habits through healthy eating curriculum units, students have learned the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle and have changed the culture of our school with respect to healthy eating.