School Healthy Eating Program

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Good Food = Good Thinking

School Healthy Eating Programs (SHEP), like breakfast and snack programs, help support a student's health and nutritional wellbeing. Well-nourished students are ready to learn, they have more energy, and are less distracted by hunger. Nourish provides resources and leadership to support these programs, with the aim to cultivate nutrition knowledge, food skills and healthy eating practices in Nova Scotia’s children and youth.


 Ecole Burton Ettinger School is lucky to have remarkable people who give freely of their time and show an enthusiastic dedication to the school community.

Carter is a teacher at EBES and started the breakfast program over ten years ago to fulfill a need she saw in her students and her community. It started in a small classroom with bins for sinks and she has overseen the growth from a program that was a couple of days a week to a now five days a week. Pam is a staple in the mornings arriving at 0700 to begin set up for children who arrive at 0745. She has gone above and beyond her regular teacher duties.


Food and Nutrition Policy

Nourish Nova Scotia’s work is guided by the Food and Nutrition Policy for Nova Scotia Public Schools. The objective of the policy is to help make the healthy food and beverage choice the easy choice in the school setting.