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FOOD SKILLS (Ages 10-14)

Children learn best about food and nutrition through doing. Hands-on experiences with food are a perfect way of introducing them to the principles in Canada's Food Guide: eating more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, cooking and enjoying food with others.

Developing Food Skills

These practical lessons can be done in a kitchen or in a classroom with minimal equipment to build culinary literacy and develop skills including knife handling. See Food Safety & Equipment List and follow the safety and hygeine guidelines.

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)

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Lesson plans and resources for K-12 on where food comes from, how it grows and how to prepare it. Lessons include: 'Stone Soup', 'Nourishing with Nursery Rhymes', The Big Crunch'.



In Our Own Words curriculum contains a unit called Gifts from the Earth, which includes lessons on growing, measuring and preparing food. Unit 6 also has food and nutrition content.

First Nations Education Steering Committee

"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.

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Vancouver Coastal Health

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Last updated: June 23 2020

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