We provide educators with evidence-based food and nutrition education programs that combine a variety of learning strategies, helps foster food and nutrition related behaviors supportive of long-term health and well-being, and facilitate voluntary adoption of foods among learners.
Our multi-lesson food and nutrition education programs:
- Ensure students are provided with nutrition education that is appropriate for their age and grade level through teacher guides and student materials. For example, our Food for Us program for students in grades 2-3, provides suggestions for additions/modifications to language found in Canada’s Food Guide.
- Support behaviour change through student goal setting in workbooks, journals, and tasting activities.
- Provide experiential learning opportunities through Mini Food Grants, suggestions for tasting opportunities and recipes that focus on student involvement.
- Provide teachers with context and background on a variety of topics, preparing them to support their diverse student populations.
Readiness to teach.
We require a free workshop prior to teaching our programs. This helps ensure teachers understand the program materials and learn about additional resources available, such as strategies to support eating competence among students. Workshops are available either online or available in-person upon request. After completing the workshop, you can order program materials through our education portal at no cost. Each year, you can order new student materials, for free. Check out our programs to see which one might be a good fit for your classroom!