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Health eating is fostered through healthy relationships with food

Healthy Eating

Lessons here are focused on the role of food and nutrition in health and well-being. More than a reductionistic view of disease prevention and weight management, healthy eating includes mental and emotional health, and the importance of understanding our body cues to foster positive eating habits. The lessons also focus on food education, because learning about food is essential for food literacy!

Food Science 

Lessons here are focused on introductory food science lessons including activities, experiments, and recipes. Understanding how food 'works' is a key part of food literacy!


Links to external resources developed by other Canadian and International Organizations



Diabetes Education Tribal Schools (DETS)

Curriculum includes K-12 units with lessons that are designed to enhance the understanding and appreciation of the problems of diabetes in Indigenous communities in the US.


Healthy Eating Starts Here (Alberta Health)

Lesson plans and tools for grades K-12 include background information for teachers and student activities on nutrition and Canada's Food Guide (2007).

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Healthy Schools
(BC Resources)

Curriculum based lessons for K-7, activities and resources focused on increasing vegetable and fruit consumption and reducing intake of sugary drinks and sodium

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Vancouver Coastal Health

"Teach about Food and Nutrition in Schools: Lesson plans and ideas to facilitate experiential learning around food including food skills, nutrition, body image, growing food, and food systems.

Utah Education Network


Curriculum resources and lesson plans for grades K-12. Scroll down to the sections Food and Nutrition I, Food and Nutrition II, and Food Science.


HeartSmart Kids

The Heart & Stroke HeartSmart Kids programs helps educators teach children what they can do to practice healthy habits for the heart and brain. Resources include printable activities for Grade K-6 and families


Media Smarts

Developed by Canada's Centre for Digital and Media Literacy.  Resources that teach boys and girls about our cultural “thin ideal” and body image.

Last updated: May 3, 2023

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