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Promoting Healthy Eating at School

 
Teachers and school staff play a key role in fostering healthy eating. Learn about resources to help promote healthy eating & positive environments for students

Teachers and school staff play a key role in fostering healthy eating. Schools are a great place to provide consistent messages about healthy eating so that students have the skills and knowledge to choose, eat and prepare healthy foods. Providing curriculum supports, supportive social and physical environments, and resources on healthy eating can provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to make healthy choices.

Teachers and school staff can use the following resources to help promote healthy eating and positive environments for students.

Elementary

Elementary & secondary

Secondary

  • Serve it Up Instruction and Recipes (external PDF)
    The Ministry of Education resource for teachers in secondary schools includes food preparation as part of the instructional program. Serve It Up! recipes comply with the nutrition standards in Ontario’s School Food and Beverage Policy and can be offered for sale in schools.

Elementary & secondary

Elementary

  • ActiveChefs (external link)
    ActiveChefs™ is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting healthy living among children and their families. Healthy multicultural cooking & eating and active living are the cornerstone of our fun, safe, interactive, affordable & free programs.
  • HealthyFam (external link)
    HealthyFam partners with other non-profits to bring their experiential learning program to those most in need in our communities for no cost.
  • Kidsculinary (external link)
    The Kids Culinary Community is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to educate children on the benefits of healthy eating by providing experiential learning programs.

Elementary & secondary

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