A healthy start to school

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Keira Thompson, left, and Stephanie Hai, are 10 years old.
Photo by Ric Ernst/The Province

A healthy start to school
Adapted from The Province by Nila Gopaul
Illustrations by Nola Johnston
Level one
September 2014

Listen to “A healthy start to summer school” – Level 1
Reading by Nila Gopaul

Kiera Thompson and Stephanie Hai
are 10 years old.
They joined a cooking class
last summer.
They learned to make healthy foods,
such as sushi.

Back to school
Everyone is busy.
Parents are working.
Many students are in summer school.
It takes time to eat well.
It takes time to plan good meals.

Adults work best
when they eat well.
Children learn best
when they eat well.

Try this plan or
make your own plan:

Choose healthy foods.

Choose healthy foods*.

*A healthy, balanced lunch includes items
from the main food groups.
Canada food guides have a complete list of these foods.

Sit down with your children. Plan your week's lunches.

Sit down with your children.
Plan your week’s lunches.

Make a shopping list. Go shopping together.

Make a shopping list.
Go shopping together.

Prepare your lunches together. Pack your lunches together.

Prepare your lunches together.
Pack your lunches together.

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