Healthy Schools BC Stories

Community: Vernon
School Name: Alexis Park Elementary
School District: SD022
Health Authority: Interior Health Authority
School Level: Elementary
Category: Healthy Eating (general)
Inquiry: No
CSH Approach: No
Receieved HSN Grant: No
Date Submitted: 19/11/2018
Haley Barton
Community Organization / Association

In Class -Cook it Try it Like it

The philosophy of Cook it Try it Like it is to “promote healthy eating habits by providing students with hands-on experience cooking and tasting nutritious foods”. Vernon District involved students by exploring, cooking and tasting a variety of healthy foods and recipes. Other positives included a stronger parent involvement in the schools as volunteers for the program, increased cross classroom student connections, positive after school experiences and a variety of just simple, fun moments. We wanted to reduce barriers by adapting the program so it could be done in the classroom during the school day.