FOOD AND NUTRITION (Ages 10-14)
Healthy eating is fostered through healthy relationships with food.
These lessons focus 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!
Links to external resources developed by other Canadian and International Organizations
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.
Diabetes Education Tribal Schools (DETS)
Developed by Canada's Centre for Digital and Media Literacy. Resources that teach boys and girls about our cultural “thin ideal” and body image.
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
Lesson plans and tools for grades K-12 include background information for teachers and student activities on nutrition and Canada's Food Guide (2007).
Healthy Eating Starts Here (Alberta Health)
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.
Food Choices for a Healthy Planet
The interactive game was designed to raise awareness about the impacts our food choices have on our own health, the environment, climate change and the cultures in which we live.
Curriculum based lessons for K-7, activities and resources focused on increasing vegetable and fruit consumption and reducing intake of sugary drinks and sodium
"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.
Last updated: April 6, 2021