The Regional Municipality Of York


Eat smart, be smart

York Region, with support from York Region District School Board (YRDSB) and York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB), are pleased to celebrate the 823 classrooms who participated in the My Healthy Lunch Challenge.

For one week in January, nearly 20,000 elementary school students from across the Region were challenged to pack litterless lunches that included three to four food groups, as outlined in Canada’s Food Guide, and track their results.

Studies have proven healthy eating habits lead to academic success and well-being for students. These healthy habits contribute to the prevention of childhood obesity and associated chronic diseases.

We congratulate all participants and supporters of the My Healthy Lunch Challenge for their efforts to help children learn the importance of healthy eating and being litterless.

Two winning Grade 3 classes will enjoy a healthy lunch party courtesy of York Region Public Health on March 26 and 27, 2019:

  • Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Elementary School, City of Vaughan
  • Legacy Public School, City of Markham

School communities and parents are encouraged to adopt the challenge all year long. Photos and stories from the Challenge week and beyond can be found on social media using #YRlunches.

For more information on the Challenge and other York Region Public Health school nutrition programs, visit

Winning Grade 3 Class with photo of the healthy meal provided

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