Why BrightBites?

Student nutrition has a ripple effect.

Providing opportunities to grow, choose, prepare and enjoy food can help students learn to accept and like a variety of foods – positively impacting the well-being of the entire school community. 

BrightBites makes it easy.

Teachers, administrators and other school leaders already have a lot on the go, which can make improving nutrition within a school community feel overwhelming. BrightBites breaks school nutrition down into simple, bite-size challenges (badges) that can be earned one at a time. Each badge includes simple steps, free tools and credible links, so everything you need is in one place. The more badges earned, the more a school will positively transform its food environment, which can in turn improve well-being. It’s a fun and easy way to improve school nutrition. In addition, BrightBites offers tips for teaching nutrition in a positive way and grade-specific curriculum support.

BrightBites is evidence-based.

The world of nutrition is constantly evolving and it can be difficult to find trustworthy information. BrightBites is written and maintained by Ontario Dietitians in Public Health (ODPH) members. ODPH members are registered dietitians licensed by the College of Dietitians of Ontario and work in local public health units. As a result, those accessing BrightBites can be confident they are accessing credible information.

Contact your public health unit to find out how we support schools in your area!