Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating Resources for After School Programs

A healthy body needs to be properly fuelled. These resources offer recipe ideas, eating journals, health guidelines and other tools designed to educate and encourage healthy eating. For more delicious inspiration make sure to check out our snack database for more great recipes... you can even add your own!!

Fuel Up For Fun consists of three seasonal (winter, spring/summer and fall) editions. Each four-page edition contributes to the development...
A wide variety of activities that encourages physical activity. Examples include Fruit Salad Warmup, which begins with a discussion of...
A site for kids to discover more about Ontario foods. Each food featured has Fun Food Facts, a Brain Teaser, and an easy activity to...
The Get Moving! Healthy Living Program of NYCH aims to encourage newcomer women and their families, including children, youth and seniors...
This Toolkit aims to help recreation professionals turn a facility into a Healthy Choices Facility, which is one that offers healthy food...
This is a planning guide for Girls’ Days, which are aimed at providing a wide range of enjoyable opportunities for young women in the areas...
The one-page flowchart looks at how to make healthier food choices—try to eat more GO foods than SLOW foods, and eat WHOA foods in very...
Organizations may use these selected resources to support the delivery and provide ideas for their after-school programming. Resources...
Help make healthy eating messages come alive for students, access vegetable and fruit fact sheets on this site! Each fact sheet also...
Adults and children talking to each other during mealtimes has been shown to improve children’s health and learning at school. This tip...
These lesson plans have been screened for commercialism and general educational value, but it is still the professional responsibility of...
The New Brunswick Department of Education and Early Childhood Development Policy 711, Healthier Foods and Nutrition in Public Schools,...
Provides guidelines on how to model healthier choices to students using "Choose Most (CM)" items, from which it is expected 50% of choices...
More than 100 Indoor and Outdoor games and activities that present nutrition information in fun and engaging ways for children in K-Gr 6...
From the BC government's Act Now BC initiative, an extensive, customizable toolkit for planning for Healthy Choices implementing Healthy...
Use this to help choose healthy drinks for children. Drinks are listed with graphics in the categories of GO for drinks to choose most...
The Healthy Eating Action Resource provides a model to help teachers bring healthy eating alive in the classroom and the school. The...
This report is a synthesis of published and unpublished literature from Canada and abroad, along with insights collected from key...
Child care plays a key role in creating healthy environments where children learn and thrive. The Child Care Healthy Eating and Active...
A booklet to help understand the Alberta Nutrititon Guidelines for children and youth. Looks at why healthy food is important, how to help...
This on-line resource consists of eight ready-to-use “lessons” for use by Registered Dietitians, Public Health Nurses, Health Promoters,...
Between the ages of 2 and 12, children more than double their weight and height and lay the foundation for a body that will last a lifetime...
Over half of preschool aged children in Alberta spend time in a child care setting. Child care settings can have a big impact on children’s...
Need some up-to-date healthy eating resources to share with your clients, students or colleagues? Looking for speaking points and...
A report of recommendations for Prince George recreation facilities, including nutritional guidelines, polices for vending machines and...
This tool explains how to choose foods and beverages that fit the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education’s nutrition standards for Saskatchewan...
The main purpose of these Healthy Living Guidelines is to provide Island early learning and child care centres with effective direction,...
This resource is designed for care providers and focuses on the development of fundamental motor skills and the facilitation of physical...
Healthy Schools 2020 is the Champlain Declaration collective activity in moving towards their vision of school-aged children being...
Seven-minute video. This is a new illustrated video developed by Ophea’s Physical Activity Resource Centre (PARC) that is designed to...
Guidelines and requirements that staff members must be familiar with - content, preparation and distribution of the daily healthy snacks...
This handout provides healthy snacking tips, information about healthy foods from Canada's four food groups, and various simple and healthy...
Healthy snack guidelines based on Canada's Food Guide, noting that young children have small stomachs and can’t get all the nutrients they...
This tool allows you to compare the nutrition criteria from a Nutrition Facts Table to find out if your food or beverage choice is a Choose...
This report looks at the severity of the problem of childhood obesity, why rates are rising, determinants of healthy weights, such as...
A quiz to assess healthy eating and physical activity. Information compiled from outside sources and adapted for use by Chinguacousy...
In Sport WE Are One Playground to Podium resource supports educators, and community and recreation leaders in connecting children (Grades 1...
Learn how to use nutrition information to make more informed choices about the foods you buy Resource referred by Carri-Ann Stonehouse of...
This spotlights a Communities ChooseWell Grande Prairie event, that challenged teams to prepare healthy and delicious entrees using local...
"Kids in the Kitchen" is an interactive nutrition program for children ages six to 11. It is a community action kit complete with manual...
Les diététistes travaillent en étroite collaboration avec les gouvernements provinciaux, les communautés scolaires et d'autres intervenants...
L'Ontario a adopté une Politique concernant les aliments et les boissons dans les écoles, qui inclut des normes d'alimentation visant les...
This is a step-by-step guided cookbook with "tried and true recipes by and for young people learning to live on their own, without much...
Video, 1-1/2 minutes An after school participant talks about what she likes about her after school program, and in particular about the...
These are the first-ever comprehensive national (US) nutrition and physical activity standards for out-of-school programs for children in...
Nature’s Sweet Mystery is an exciting teaching resource for grades 4-6 across Canada. Through experiments and activities, students learn...
The child care environment has emerged as an ideal setting in which to implement policies that promote healthy body weight of children....
These nutrition topics can be copied and pasted into your school or parent newsletter to keep your school community informed about...
This mini-lesson and game teaches the message that it’s important to eat from the rainbow every day. The different colors of...
Quelques examples des politiques de nutrition et amélioration de l’alimentation en milieu scolaire. Six provinces, une école au Québec, et...

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