November 13th | Break

November 13th 2015 | 10:30 - 11:00

Poster Session: Friday November 13, 2015   

This poster sessions will feature research, program and policy initiatives from across Canada.

   Hochelaga 2   |    EN & FR 

Poster viewing will take place on Friday November 13, 2015 from:

  • 10:30 - 11:00
  • 12:15 - 13:15

 1. Assessing Canadian school environments through the Healthy School Planner (HSP) healthy eating module

Katherine Eberl Kelly, Executive Director, Pan-Canadian Joint Consortium for School Health

The Healthy School Planner (HSP) is a free online tool, available in English and French, to assist schools in Canada to evaluate current conditions, access community resources, organize support for change, and implement actions. One of the four modules, healthy eating, includes assessment and feedback on numerous areas related to practices, knowledge, partnerships, and policies; each school receives its own report.

2. Destination nutrition: Creating community asset maps that strengthen student nutrition

Serge Rock, First Nations, Metis and Inuit Senior Advisor, Breakfast Club of Canada
Kelli Deering-Ebbs, First Nations, Metis and Inuit Advisor, Central Canada, Breakfast Club of Canada

Breakfast Club of Canada uses community asset mapping as a collaborative model to strengthen First Nation, Métis and Inuit Student Nutrition Programs. The model uses community attributes to create a spectrum of social outcomes and multi-sectoral collaborations. Results include stronger breakfast programs, access to healthy foods, food literacy and inter-generational food knowledge sharing, as well as incorporating traditional foods and identifying food-based economic opportunities.

3. Marking a decade of policy implementation: The successes and continuing challenges of the school food and nutrition policy in Nova Scotia

Jessie-Lee McIsaac, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dalhousie University

This poster will provide an overview of research that evaluated implementation of the school food and nutrition policy in Nova Scotia using a multi-method approach, including a survey with school principals, school environment scan and stakeholder consultations. The research built a strong foundation for subsequent research and is helping to inform implementation of a revised policy.

4. The impact of school food and school eating environments on the well-being of children transitioning from full day daycare to full day kindergarten in the Toronto District School Board

Japji Anna Bas, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University

This poster illustrates the early results of a year long study tracking a cohort of children at three daycare-school pairings through their transition from full daycare to the new full day kindergarten program in the Toronto District School Board. The effects of the relative policy vacuum around school food and school eating environments are assessed as observable impacts on cognition and psycho-social behaviours. These findings are triangulated with the perspectives of parents, teachers and classroom early childhood educators.

5. British Columbia’s school food and beverage sales guidelines "on-paper": creation of a retrospective logic model

Adrienne V. Levay, University of British Columbia

The starting point for policy implementation research is an explicit theory of change that can be used to compare the "on-paper" policy with the reality "on-the-ground". As part of a study exploring implementation of the Guidelines for Food and Beverage Sales in BC Schools, a retrospective logic model was created using document analysis and semi-structured interviews with key policymakers. The model will be presented along with a critical discussion about the development of this type of policy.

6. The impact of the school lunch box on the economy and the environment

Jacques Charbonneau, Jora Compost Canada

This presentation traces direct connections between school lunch box costs for parents, food waste and the environment. We undertake an interactive conversation with students to involve them in the preparation of their lunch box.

7. Discovering a school cafeteria concept that aims to "Cultivate healthy children and communities and share the responsibility of eating well!"

Rachel Allain, Director, Réseau des caféterias communautaires
Rachel Schofield Martin, Coordinator of Healthy Food and Social Entrepreneurship in the Francophone South School District

In an instant, you will be able to see the whole concept behind Le réseau des cafétérias communautaires, an innovative food service that is the envy of many nationwide. A visual representation in the form of colourful cartoons and a few keywords will provide a portrait of the various components of the concept and of its success.