Adequate Sleep, Physical Activity and Limited Screen Time Result in Improved Cognition for Kids
Canada's 24 Hour Movement Guidelines recommend at least 60 minutes of physical activity per day, 2 hours or less recreational screen time per day and 9–11 hour sleep per night for children aged 5–13 years. A recent study shows that students who adhered to the three Guidelines had superior cognition to those who met none of the Guidelines. Click here for an educators' resource on how to teach kids about building their best day. Click here to find out more about this study.


November 20 th is National Child Day
National Child Day is celebrated in recognition of the UN Declaration on the Rights of the Child and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. It is the perfect time for young Canadians to express themselves and shape their own future. For activity kits, posters and inspiration on how to celebrate this day in your classroom you can find out more here.

From 1 to 1000: Reflections from the first BOKS school in Canada – Ranch Park Elementary in Coquitlam, BC!
BOKS (Build Our Kids’ Success) is a free, before-school, volunteer run program that promotes the powerful link between physical activity and increased academic performance. Its turnkey program is now in 89 schools across BC and over 1000 schools across t he country. Re ad about the impact of this program from the former Principal of Ranch Park Elementary, the first school to join the BOKS movement in Canada. Find out more


Relationship Building through the Run & Yoga Club
How can a running and yoga program promote the mental and physical well-being of students? This inquiry question led Chase Secondary School to implement a Run & Yoga Club with the help of an HSBC Inquiry Grant. The Club was a hit with both students and staff members alike. Students reported increased confidence and motivation in their daily lives, improved sense of connection and drastically decreased anxiety levels. Find out more.  


Learning for Life Tool
Learning for Life Tool is a free downloadable BC curriculum guide that aims to develop digital health literacy and promote healthy lifestyle behaviours among grade 4-7 students in BC. Digital health literacy means being able to use technology devices to search for, find, understand and assess the quality of health information and to apply that information to be healthier. It also includes information on screen time, media literacy and importance of sleep hygiene. Find out more .

Help with Healthy Eating
It's only November but parents may need a little inspiration on what should go into their children's lunchboxes. Northern Health's Healthy Eating web-pages are filled with resources from lunchbox tips for parents to how to build a school food program, as well as, BC curriculum teaching tools on healthy eating. Find out more .


Get the Facts on Cannabis
Non-medical cannabis is now legal in Canada – in BC for those over the age of 19. For information and resources on the health effects, laws and regulations that will help keep BC communities safe please click   here .

Don't forget to Apply for Healthy Schools BC First Nation School Grants!
Healthy Schools BC First Nations School Grants are intended to support First Nations schools in implementing Indigenous ways of wellness across a whole-school environment. These grants are available to BC First Nations Schools. Find out more.