May 17, 2007
Media Advisory

The Healthy Lunch Challenge pays off for students


Four for Lunch winners announced


NEWMARKET – York Region Health Services is pleased to announce the winning classes in the

4 for Lunch: Healthy Lunch Challenge. Each class wins a healthy lunch party, courtesy of Vince’s Country Market (Newmarket).


North winner: Morning Glory Public School

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 - 12 p.m.

Teacher:  Allison Bonner


South-west winner:  Devine Mercy Catholic Elementary School

Wednesday, May 23, 2007 - 12 p.m.

Teacher:  Francesco De Bartolo


Central winner:  Maple Creek Public School

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 - 12:50 p.m.

Teacher:  Erik Roth


South-east winner:  Pleasantville Public School

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 - 12:35 p.m.

Teacher: Janice Nestor


The 4 for Lunch:  A Healthy Lunch Challenge program is annually offered to all Grade 3 students within the York Region District School Board and York Catholic District School Board.   York Region Health Services, in partnership with the local heart health program, ( provide nutritional resources for parents to help them make and pack healthy lunches during this challenge and through out the year.


It is well documented that children learn and behave better when they are well-nourished. Children may not be as well nourished as possible because of limited food knowledge of what foods contribute to healthy meals. Today, many children are bringing lunches to school that consist of high sugar, high fat, and low nutrient foods.

To learn more about developing healthy eating strategies, Canada’s Food Guide or other health-related issues, contact York Region Health Services Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653 (toll free) or visit


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For more information on The Regional Municipality of York, please visit


Media Contacts           Jennifer Mitchell-Emmerson, York Region Health Services

(905 )830-4444 Ext. 4016 or After-hours Cell (905) 716-2717



Ross Virgo, York Region District School Board

(905) 727-3141 Ext. 2380


Chris Cable, York Catholic District School Board

(905) 713-2711 Ext. 3003

*Upon arrival, media is requested to report to the school office, for an escort to the classroom.

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