Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some Regional services are closed or cancelled.

School Health Programs

We offer programs to elementary and secondary schools on healthy eating, physical activity and mental health.

You're the Chef
You're the Chef is a cooking program designed to help develop skills and confidence necessary for youth ages 10 and up to prepare healthy and tasty recipes.

BrightBites
BrightBites is an innovative program that celebrates small steps that can make a big impact on school nutrition, with easy-to-use tools, resources and success stories.

Puberty Information Sessions
The Puberty Information Session is facilitated by a public health nurse to provide parents and caregivers of children in grades five and six an opportunity to learn about puberty in a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment.

Playground Activity Leaders in Schools (P.A.L.S.)
Playground Activity Leaders in Schools is a playground leadership program that trains students in grades four to seven to lead playground games during scheduled breaks.

Active School Travel
Active School Travel is a national program that promotes any non-motorized transportation to school, as an accessible and affordable opportunity to incorporate physical activity into daily lives.

Have THAT Talk
Have THAT Talk is a program developed by Ottawa Public Health to promote mental health where we live, work and play. This program highlights how you can take action to reduce stigma, increase support, and encourage people to get help sooner.

Positive Parenting Program
The Positive Parenting Program for children ages 0 to 12 years and teens ages 12 to 16 years, run by a public health nurse, can help you learn a number of strategies to deal with challenging behaviours in a positive and consistent way.

More Information

For more information on these programs, call us at 905-688-8248 or 1-888-505-6074 ext. 7379 or email Healthy Schools.

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