Explore Canada’s Food Guide
The image of the Canada’s Food Guide Plate might be familiar to you, but it is just the beginning of the guide. Students can independently explore the Food Guide website and apply new learning as they work through this new series of digital lesson plans.
A GUIDED DISCOVERY OF CANADA’S FOOD GUIDE
These student workbooks and accompanying teacher guides provide reflection questions, answer keys, and background knowledge so you feel confident teaching Canada’s Food Guide.
Lesson plans are designed to work in both digital and in-class learning environments.
CANADA’S FOOD GUIDE PLATE
Explore Canada’s Food Guide Plate, recommendations for food choices, and so much more!
BE MINDFUL OF YOUR EATING HABITS
Get started exploring mindful eating as part of Canada’s Food Guide.
COOK MORE OFTEN
Students explore Canada’s Food Guide and food skills to help them make meals they enjoy.
Eat Meals with Others
Guide students in planning and preparing successful meals with others.
PLAN EASY, TASTY MEALS WITH THESE LUNCH ACTIVITIES
Healthy lunch ideas for kids at home or at school! These free printables help elementary students plan simple and tasty lunches while learning about Canada’s Food Guide.
LUNCH BOX GUIDE
Inspire students and their families to make simple and delicious lunches with this free guide. Available as a digital download or to order as a class set for FREE.
MY LUNCH BOX GUIDE ACTIVITY
Inspire students to make easy lunch ideas with the My Lunch Box Guide worksheet. This digital activity supports children and their families to personalize meals based on foods they like to eat.
BUILD YOUR OWN LUNCH ACTIVITY
At this age, students are ready to start sorting foods using Canada’s Food Guide categories. The Build Your Own Lunch activity helps students create a simple and tasty lunch with foods they like to eat.
Engaging food and nutrition activities
Learn about foods in Canada and healthy eating with this free resource kit. Newly updated to include both print and digital activities.
FOOD PICTURE CARDS
This free resource kit includes everything you need to teach about Canada’s Food Guide and learn about where food comes from. Each kit includes 100 colourful food picture cards, 10 study prints, and a printed teacher guide.
FOR K-3 TEACHERS
These eight unique digital games and activities will inspire K-3 students to explore food and nutrition. Each activity includes curricular links, discussion tips, and a free download.
MEALTIME ROLES AT SCHOOL
Support students in growing healthy eating relationships with food, and help everyone relax and enjoy meals and snacks at school. Download or order our free poster for your classroom, lunchroom, or cafeteria.
AN EARLY CHILDHOOD eLearning opportunity
Nourishing Beginnings is a free online training program created for Alberta early learning in child care (ELCC) educators by leaders in nutrition and early learning. Learn about the important role educators play in the way children approach food and eating.
MODULE 1: SUPPORTING YOUNG EATERS
Discover helpful information on how to feed toddlers and preschoolers and explore common feeding concerns. Meals and snacks can be some of the most enjoyable parts of your day!
WHAT IS SUPPORTING YOUNG EATERS?
A free online early childhood nutrition program offering helpful information on how to feed toddlers and preschoolers.
WHAT DOES THIS MODULE INCLUDE?
A 30-minute online module with free resources;
A 90-minute facilitated workshop with your peers;
A certificate of completion.
WHAT DOES THIS MODULE COVER?
Best-practises for feeding young children from leaders in nutrition and early learning. It includes support for common feeding concerns with toddlers and preschoolers.
WHO IS THIS MODULE FOR?
Alberta ELCC educators working in child care centres or day homes, child care centre or day home agency directors who want to book group training for their team, and ELCC professors or program directors at colleges or universities who want to offer the program to their students.
Nourishing Beginnings Module 2: Learning Together with Food
THREE REASONS TO TEACH NUTRITION
Read this article to learn more about why nutrition and food education should be part of every classroom.
HOW TO TEACH CANADA’S FOOD GUIDE
Learn how to make Canada’s Food Guide meaningful to your students. This article includes grade-specific activities for your classroom!