Feed All Four was developed in Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) as there was an ongoing need to align teaching and learning with safe and accepting schools. Feed All Four focuses on mental health, healthy active living, and student well-being. Research indicates by supporting the body, mind, spirit, and emotions of an individual, it increases a sense of well-being, connectedness, resilience, and improvement of student achievement. The body, mind, spirit, and emotions of an individual needs to be fed consistently in order to optimize achievement and well-being.
Feed All Four is based upon Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and the First Nations medicine wheel. Classroom teachers incorporate Feed All Four into classroom activities and a whole school approach may be utilized by school communities.
Our community partners are invited to incorporate Feed All Four into their organizations, and in the work they do with our students.
We encourage families to use Feed All Four as a checkpoint for discussions and activities centred on well-being. The concept of Feed All Four continues to be shared widely across the province and continues to receive amazing feedback from all of our stakeholders.
Feed All Four has a positive impact on our school communities with the potential to change school culture, impact teaching, learning, and enhance well-being and achievement. Feed All Four also enhances and encourages parent and community engagement.
A peaceful body is a key element in the development of the whole child and enables students to achieve success in all that they undertake. Initiatives such as addiction awareness, healthy active living, and nutrition support students by providing strategies and skills that can assist them in the lifelong development of a peaceful body.
A peaceful mind is a key element in the development of the whole child and enables students to achieve success in all that they undertake. Initiatives such as character development, student voice, children and youth mental health and well-being help students by providing strategies and skills that can assist them in the lifelong development of a peaceful mind.
Individuals are all part of a community and their choices and actions have an impact on others within that community, online, and in the environment. There are many ways to work together to make positive changes that result in a peaceful spirit for all.
Peaceful emotions are a key element in the development of a child and enable students to overcome any obstacles that come in their way. Initiatives such as Indigenous education, bullying awareness and prevention, equity and inclusive education, and safe schools, help students by providing strategies and the skills they need to assist them during the lifelong development of peaceful emotions and relationships.