The Power4Bones Creative Team

Power4Bones is an initiative spearheaded by the Registered Dietitians at Dairy Farmers of Canada, a not-for-profit organization, and developed in close collaboration with a Provincial Advisory Committee, youth experts, creative designers, teachers and other education experts, parents and – most importantly – STUDENTS themselves!

The Power4Bones Ontario Provincial Advisory Committee included:

  • Dietitians of Canada – Pediatric Nutrition Network
  • Nutrition Resource Centre, Ontario Public Health Association
  • Ontario Society for Nutrition Professionals in Public Health
  • Osteoporosis Canada
  • York Catholic District School Board

The following people provided support and expertise in the development of Power4Bones:

  • Holly Band, Shawn Chirrey, Heather Deegan, Colleen Logue, Charles J. McCarthy

The following teachers and principals were very helpful
in pilot testing the program:

  • Anita DeAcetis
    St. Brendan Catholic School, Toronto Catholic District School Board
  • Catherine Fernandes
    St. Brendan Catholic School, Toronto Catholic District School Board
  • Joanne Gamble
    Doverwood Public School, Grand Erie District School Board
  • John Gris
    Mount Albion School, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
  • Maria Kalvaitis
    Frontenac Public School, Halton District School Board
  • Dan Koenig
    St. Brendan Catholic School, Toronto Catholic District School Board
  • Chris Kuttenkeuler
    Mount Albion School, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
  • Kathryn Lees
    W.H. Ballard School, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
  • Doug Marshall
    Beverly Central Elementary School, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
  • Sue Roszell
    Frontenac Public School, Halton District School Board
  • Anna Russomanno
    Our Lady of the Rosary, York Catholic District School Board
  • Mary Tice
    St. Eugenes School, Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board
  • Christina Villeneuve
    St. Eugenes School, Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board
  • Judy Walker
    Rousseau Public School, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board

The following teachers, principals, parents and education consultants offered their time and provided valuable input in the early stages of program development:

  • Sylvie Auger-Coventry
    Trillium Elementary School, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board
  • Veronica Brierley
    Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (retired)
  • Lise Haman
    Superintendent of School Services, Lakehead District School Board
  • Terry Kerr
    Amabel-Sauble Community School, Bluewater District School Board
  • Betty Lindsay
    Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
  • Ron Lopez
    Consultant, District School Board of Niagara
  • Tom Macartney
    Special Assignment Teacher, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board
  • Nancy MacLeod
    Superintendent of Instruction – Elementary, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board
  • Dave Munro, parent
  • Glenna Noad, parent
  • Sophie O’Brien
    Instructional Leader – Health & Physical Education, Toronto District School Board
  • Debbie Sprentz
    Curriculum Consultant, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
  • Lynne Wright
    Special Assignment Teacher, Sudbury Catholic District School Board
  • Mario Zeoli
    General Vanier Public School, District School Board of Niagara

The following teachers were very helpful in pilot testing the Power4Bones program in Alberta. We would like to thank them for their assistance in adapting the program for Alberta teachers.

  • Debbie Beaulieu
    Julia Kiniski Elementary School, Edmonton Public School Board
  • Colin Beecroft
    Vermilion Elementary School, Buffalo Trail Public School Board
  • Sandy Birch
    Vermilion Elementary School, Buffalo Trail School Board
  • Brenda Komick
    Julia Kiniski School, Edmonton Public School Board
  • Kari Ludwig
    Homesteader Elementary School, Edmonton Public School Board
  • Margaret McCormack
    Vermilion Elementary School, St. Jerome’s ECACS 16

We would also like to thank all the students who provided their insight, ideas and comments in pilot testing this program in Alberta. They are the experts when it comes to making education meaningful for their peers.

 

Dairy Farmers of Canada

Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) is a not-for-profit, non- governmental agency that looks at healthy eating from a four food group approach.  The Registered Dietitians at DFC develop and provide nutrition support materials for consumers, health professionals and educators. Some of the nutrition education services include:

  • workshops
  • educational resources and programs
  • newsletters
  • media releases and events
  • exhibits
  • student practicum affiliations