Feed All Four
Feed All Four was developed in Trillium Lakelands District School Board out of an ongoing need to align teaching and learning with safe and accepting schools, mental health, healthy active living, and student well-being. Research indicates that supporting the body, mind, spirit, and emotions of an individual increases a sense of well-being, connectedness and resilience, and improves student achievement. The body, mind, spirit, and emotions of an individual need 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 can 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 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. Feedback from all of our stakeholders is extremely positive.
Feed All Four has a positive impact on our school communities with the potential to change school culture, impact teaching and learning, and enhance well-being and achievement. Feed All Four also enhances and encourages parent and community engagement.
A number of Feed All Four support resources are available here.
Originally, this site was called Puzzle Peace … Peace transcends grade levels, differing levels of ability, gender, race, religion and sexual orientation. Peace speaks to equity, anti-bullying, harmony, inclusion and character. We are all pieces of the peace puzzle.
The website now blends the resources that inspire a more peaceful world with Feed All Four as a way of being.
The students and staff at Trillium Lakelands District School Board are challenged everyday to think about all that is required from them to help create peaceful and supportive environments at home, at school, in their communities, on earth, and with the physical environment. We know that peace will be achieved through education about equity, inclusion, character, and the protection of the environment.
This Puzzle Peace / Feed All Four website aims to “connect the dots” for students, staff, families, and community members to ensure that our schools are safe and caring learning communities where the physical, mental, social, and emotional well-being of students aligns with teaching and learning.