Radio EPLT – Episode 7 – Nutrition & Education

Radio EPLT Episode 7 i s now live!

In this episode, Jenny and I talk about how nutrition can affect educational outcomes for kids. Healthy eating has now been shown to be very beneficial for kids in school, leading to much better learning results over children who do not have a healthy diet. We mention a few initiatives in Vancouver to help BC kids eat better. As well, we relive the days when the main staple of school cafeterias was that slice of greasy pizza.

Also, we talk to Nancy Castonguay, a graduate of the MET program and a teacher who has come up with some innovative ways to use iPods and other technologies in her classroom. We discuss her success stories, as well as things to watch out for. You might just get a few ideas for yourself in how to implement these technologies.

We also briefly talk about the Northern Voices Social Media Conference here at UBC.

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Just a note that the views expressed in the podcast are those of the hosts, and not necessarily the views of either EPLT or the Faculty of Education at UBC.

More details, including the link to the episode itself and the times for each segment, after the jump.

Radio EPLT – Episode 7 (44:30)

Just play it in the handy web player below.


1) Intro

2) Interview with Nancy Castonguay (5:05)

3) Nutrition & Educational Outcomes (25:25)

Mealtime Memo for Child Care – (pdf)

Dietitians of Canada – The Cost of Eating in BC

Vancouver School Board Garden Policy

Breakfast For Learning – BC

Community Kitchens

Public Health Association of BC – Farm to School Program

The Food Network – Fink

Britannia School Garden Club

Vancouver Foundation

4) What’s Happening in EPLT & Conclusion (41:45)

MVR4 – Vocational Rehabilitation (Online)

HEEL – Human Ecology & Everyday Life (Online)

EDAL – M.Ed in Educational Administration & Leadership (Boundary Bay)

Master of Educational Technology

Application deadline for September 2011 intake is May 15

Benchmarks in Historical Thinking – Summer Institute

Other EPLT Summer Institutes

Our theme and bumper music: “The Pharaos Theme” by The Pharaos through a Creative Commons license

Time Warp sound effect courtesy of James Duckett and The Free Sound Project

Next episode is Friday, March 25.

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