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Leveraging the New Food Guide in School Nutrition Education – Three Unique Approaches. Joanne Gallagher RD M.H.Sc. Assistant Director, Nutrition Dairy Farmers of Canada. Three Approaches. Mission 5421 – school and home support for grades 2 & 3 Power to Play! – curriculum for K – Grade 3

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Leveraging the New Food Guide in School Nutrition Education – Three Unique Approaches

Joanne Gallagher RD M.H.Sc.

Assistant Director, Nutrition

Dairy Farmers of Canada

Dairy Farmers of Canada


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Three Approaches

  • Mission 5421 – school and home support for grades 2 & 3

  • Power to Play! – curriculum for K – Grade 3

  • Power 4 Bones – curriculum for grade 5

Dairy Farmers of Canada


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Mission 5421

  • What: educational game for 7 and 8 year olds to reinforce in-class teaching

  • Innovation: pirate-themed game and map for in-home support of lessons

  • Supports the new food guide by helping students learn the ‘code’ as it relates to their lives and preferences

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Research Underpinnings

  • Research with students identified gaps & opportunities

  • Need a healthy eating framework

  • Need to personalize

Dairy Farmers of Canada


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Mission 5421

  • Designed with three stages of research

  • Parent, teacher involvement

  • Partner with Dietitians of Canada, Nurses & Breakfast for Learning

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Mission 5421

  • Available: nationally by visiting www.dairynutrition.ca – free, English and French

Dairy Farmers of Canada


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Power to Play!

  • What: integrated curriculum for K-3

  • Innovation: engaging characters, DVD vignettes and songs

  • Supports the new food guide by introducing key basic concepts in a powerfully memorable way

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Power to Play!

Dairy Farmers of Canada


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Power to Play!

  • Available in Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta with teacher training

  • Future – Maritimes

  • Visit www.teachnutrition.org

Dairy Farmers of Canada


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Power4Bones

  • What: comprehensive bone-health curriculum for grade 5

  • Innovation: online learning & program tracking, integration of multiple intelligences practices, literacy issues e.g. comics

  • Supports the new food guide re; bone-building foods for pre-teens

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Power4Bones

  • Designed with provincial advisory committee

  • Provincial osteoporosis strategy component

  • Tested each year – now undergoing assessment for longer term impact

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Power4Bones

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Power4Bones

  • Available free in Ontario & Alberta (adapted)

  • Future – Maritimes

  • Visit www.power4bones.com

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Thanks!

  • For follow-up:

  • www.teachnutrition.org

  • [email protected]

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