CCSD Healthy Choices Regulation
Calgary Catholic School District recognizes and supports the correlation between healthy nutrition and the physical, emotional, social and intellectual development of students. Well-nourished students are able to concentrate better, retain and apply information more effectively, and are more likely to demonstrate positive behaviours and relationships with others. As of January, 2012 a Healthy Food and Beverages (Choices Regulation) is in effect throughout the District. The entire regulation can be found at the bottom of this page.
For students in elementary school, this means that all foods that are provided to students through lunch programs, special lunch days, celebrations, class parties, etc., must also comply with the Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide and Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children and Youth.
When planning to bring in classroom treats we ask that you keep this regulation in mind and make healthy choices for our students.
Nut Safety / Allergy Awareness
At St. Rita School we try to ensure a safe school environment for all students. This includes students and staff who have severe, life-threatening allergies to peanuts, cashews, almonds, tree nuts, etc. As a result, we are requesting NUT FREE SNACKS AND LUNCHES for students. Also, be aware of providing nut free treats for birthday parties or other celebrations. Please read labels and take note of peanuts and nuts listed when you prepare snacks for the class or send in a package of snacks. Many foods contain nuts, peanuts, or by-products such as peanut or sesame oil. We appreciate your understanding and support in meeting these important accommodations. We anticipate a safe and healthy school year for all our students. Thank you
CCSD Healthy Food and Beverage Choices