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Rise and Shine

STUDENT NUTRITION PROGRAM

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Getting Started

Student Nutrition Programs (SNPs) are a great way to provide students with nutritious food to fuel their minds and bodies, but you can take it one step further! Involve students in all aspects of the program and help others learn about what the SNP has to offer. Earn this badge by making the SNP the best it can using the Tools and Helpful Links provided.

Steps To Earn This Badge

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Step 1 - Ask the students

Chat with parents, teachers, school staff and others about your SNP. Do they have a good understanding of what it is? Do they have questions? Help answer questions and increase understanding using the Helpful Links and Tools for this badge.

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Step 2 - Start a conversation

Chat with parents, teachers, school staff and others about your SNP. Do they have a good understanding of what it is? Do they have questions? Help answer questions and increase understanding using the Helpful Links and Tools for this badge

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Step 3 - Do a Nutrition Checkup

Use the Tips for SNPs (see Tools) to get new ideas to have the best and brightest Student Nutrition Program possible! These tips must be followed to earn this badge.

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Step 4 - Make it fun

Get everyone excited about making your SNP the best it can be! Choose at least one fun suggestion below or come up with your own creative idea!

Badge Inspiration

  • Innovative and inspirational ideas submitted from schools across the province!
  • Have students come up with some different smoothie or wrap combinations and have a taste test to decide which ones will be on the menu
  • Invite parents/guardians/community members to visit or volunteer
  • Introduce New Food Friday’s and let students try something they haven’t had before, like mango, pomegranate, tzatziki or lentils!
  • Set up a SNP Student Advisory Committee – let students help plan the menu, review the budget, help with food preparation and promote the program to their peers
  • Hold a Mother’s Day or Father’s Day breakfast to let moms and dads come to the breakfast program and see what it’s about – you might get new volunteers too!