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Food and Nutrition Curriculum

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 focus on opportunities to learn about food using the five senses (see, smell, touch, hear and taste). Activities that expose students to a variety of foods and provide hands-on opportunities to grow, cook, and taste food are encouraged.

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

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

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