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Menu Makeover


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Getting Started

If you haven’t done so already, it is ideal to gather a group of interested people (representing various parts of the school community; students, staff, parents, community members) to work together on earning this badge. In addition, make sure to engage the entire school community throughout your work, and provide opportunities for input. This will help increase buy-in from your school community.


Badge Benefits

Improving the menu for food and beverages offered and sold to students and staff (e.g., catered lunches, graduation dinners, and staff meetings) is a great way to boost student health, support learning and reinforce classroom lessons. These meals can also be used to celebrate food cultures, develop taste buds and learn new food skills.

Steps To Earn This Badge

Badge Inspiration

  • Innovative and inspirational ideas submitted from schools across the province!
  • Hold a taste test to explore new menu items with students
  • Put announcements in the school newsletter to keep parents in the loop about potential positive changes to menus
  • Start a school salad bar with tastes and flavours from around the world
  • Have students prepare and serve flavoured waters. For a fizzy twist, add a splash of sparkling water
  • Host a recipe contest that encourages students to submit a recipe (featuring their favourite vegetable or fruit) that they would like to see as a menu item.
  • Ask your school caterer’s about menu options, and the possibility of adding more vegetables and fruit.