Badges Earned

Menu Makeover
Menu Makeover
Earned May 2017
45 Points

Success Story

Our Parent Council hosted a Multicultural Night that included a variety of groups from around our community. Each group highlighted food from their culture, arts and crafts or information. The event was very well attended by our school community. Food samples were given and fruit infused water was served. The event was funded, in part by the Metro Green Apple Grant. There were representatives from Tandoori Gardens serving Indian Food (mixed vegetables, channa masala and butter chicken), the Metis Nation of Ontario (information on Metis culture and handouts), bannock and Three sisters soup (squash/ cream), Mexican food (quesadilla, guacamole, beans, jicama), East Indian (puffed rice/ chickpeas), as well as Indonesian, Latin and Middle Eastern foods. The whole evening was a great success and enjoyed by all! It really gave students a chance to expand their taste buds for different foods and celebrate different cultures.


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Bright Idea
Bright Idea
Earned May 2017
45 Points

Success Story

On Wednesday, May 3, Queen Elizabeth Parent Council, staff and students hosted “Let’s Taco ’bout it”. With help from the Foods class at White Pines, we prepared and served healthy tacos on whole wheat tortillas with fresh veggies. Fruit infused water was also served. We used funding from our PRO Grant to host the event. Community members were invited to speak about important topics such as healthy relationships and online behaviour. A big thank you goes to Julie Hodkinson and her Foods class from White Pines who helped prepare the food, as well as our wonderful Parent Council.


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Show Me the Money
Show Me the Money
Earned May 2017
45 Points

Success Story

We use healthy food in several ways to raise money for our students. We offer daily milk, delivered by student volunteers. Weekly whole wheat pizza is also sold as a fundraiser. Weekly subs are also offered. We have applied for a Metro Green Apple grant that allowed us to provide healthy hot lunches and soups twice a week, served by 2 very dedicated parent volunteers. Finally, we take advantage of the Northern Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Program to offer fresh fruit and vegetables twice per week. Students can never get enough of these yummy choices!


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Water Works
Water Works
Earned May 2017
30 Points

Success Story

We worked on this badge in conjunction with the Sip Smart badge. We have been promoting water consumption by serving fruit infused water and encouraging students to drink more water through daily announcements, newsletter inserts, a bulletin board, a school-wide assembly and posters. We liked the slogan “Don’t be a drip! Take a sip!” Our Healthy schools committee feels good about promoting water consumption to help our students eliminate and replace sugary drinks.


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Sip Smart!™ Ontario
Sip Smart!™ Ontario
Earned Apr 2017
45 Points

Success Story

Earning the Sip Smart badge was engaging and fun. Students became well informed about the benefits of choosing healthy drinks such as water or milk through information provided on the morning announcements and during an informational assembly. Teachers enjoyed receiving more information with Sip Smart Ontario teacher resources. The water station in the lobby of the school has been a big hit so far and we are excited to try some new recipes. It has been a very popular choice for the students, who provide their own water bottles to be environmentally friendly.


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Paint Your Plate
Paint Your Plate
Earned Apr 2017
15 Points

Success Story

Queen Elizabeth takes every opportunity to provide healthy choices and a variety of fresh fruit and veggies for our students. Firstly, we are serving fresh fruits and vegetables provided by the Northern Fruit and Vegetable Program. In addition, baskets of apples or oranges are always available for students to munch on during breaks. Secondly, we have wonderful parent volunteers who provide weekly healthy hot lunches and weekly soup days! They strive to include veggies in every meal. We are grateful for all volunteers but a special shout out goes to Mrs. Kahtava and Mrs. Gardner! Finally our daily breakfast program aims to include a healthy balance of fruit, such as smoothies or fresh fruit each day.


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First Bite
First Bite
Earned Mar 2017
15 Points

Success Story

Inspired by our Public Health Nurse, Sarah Bressan, we were excited to get going and learn about earning badges and healthy habits. The goal of our Healthy and Safe school committee is to help teach and inspire others in our school community to make healthy choices a priority!


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