- How can I find out about upcoming workshops?
- How long are workshops?
- Where are workshops held?
- When are workshops held?
- Do you have something I can post on my bulletin board?
- How much do workshops cost?
- Why do I need to take a workshop?
- Once I have taken a workshop, am I eligible to use any of your school programs?
- How do the programs connect to the BC Ministry of Ed curriculum?
- What are teachers are saying about our workshops and programs?
Workshops are offered on request. Find a group of teachers who are interested in the program you want and contact us about coming to your school. If you are unable to get a group of teachers together, you can check our upcoming workshop schedule to see if the program you are interested in is coming soon in your area and contact us to confirm your attendance.
Each workshop is just one hour. You will become familiar with the program presented, gain nutrition knowledge, and be ready to start teaching—even the very next day. Workshops are led by registered dietitians.
At your school! Workshops can be held anywhere in BC, as long as there is a group of interested teachers.
At your convenience! Most workshops are offered after school. Professional days are also popular times for holding workshops.
You can download and post one of the following:
- A one-page summary of our elementary workshops
- A one-page summary of our middle school workshops
- A one page summary of all our secondary workshops
Workshops are free of charge with no obligation to purchase materials. Program materials are only available to teachers who have taken the workshop. Costs for program materials vary—look for more details in the description for the program you are interested in.
Program materials are offered at highly subsidized rates. We want to make sure these materials are used well. Our experience shows that workshops save teachers the time it takes to get familiar with the program.
Programs are grade-specific and workshops are program-specific. For example, if you took a workshop for Food Explorers (K-1) and are now teaching grade 2, you will need to take a Food for Us (2-3) workshop to become eligible to purchase the Food for Us teacher kit.
Curriculum links for the elementary and intermediate nutrition education programs can be found here:
“Your Food Explorers workshop was one of the most valuable Professional Development sessions that I have ever attended and my kids love the program in the classroom each year.” — Grade 1 Teacher, Vancouver
“I love your Food for Us nutrition program, and so do the children. The poster is wonderful, as are the student books. Thanks for this excellent resource.”—Grade 2/3 Teacher, Abbotsford
“Thanks again for another year of well designed and fun lesson plans! I enjoy watching the kids assess their bags of lunch and snacks on their own.” —Grade 2/3 Teacher, Surrey
“Food Sense is an amazing resource. Students really enjoy learning about healthy eating using fun activities and a colorful booklet. Thanks for providing this resource to students.” —Grade 5 Teacher, Burnaby