Food and Nutrition

When teaching children and youth about food and nutrition, it's important to ensure that lessons are age-appropriate and that they support students in developing a healthy relationship with food and with their body. Messages about food should be positive and activities should provide students with practical opportunities to learn about, see, smell, touch, grow, cook, and taste a variety of food.

Learn more about how to nurture healthy eaters in the classroom with these resources from Ontario Dietitians in Public Health (ODPH):

Also from ODPH, Healthy Schools: Linking Nutrition and Mental Well-Being [PDF] summarizes the link between healthy eating and positive mental well-being in  school-aged children and youth.

For ideas on how to teach about food in the classroom, visit the following websites:

Other resources: