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!!

Numerous statistics on perceptions and eating practices.
A series of information sheets, launched in spring 2008 for the Early Learning and Child Care sector, to support and promote the provision...
A series of information sheets, launched in spring 2008 for the Early Learning and Child Care sector, to support and promote the provision...
This site includes various nutrition printables, such as food group lists, healthy food colouring page, matching foods to where they grow,...
Nutrition Tools for Schools (NTS) is a program that offers tips, tools and public health support to help your school create a healthy...
A number of risk factors contribute to obesity, including lack of physical activity, unhealthy diet, sedentary lifestyle, and environmental...
Ontario's School Food and Beverage Policy includes nutrition standards for food and beverages sold in schools. The policy applies to food...
The Paint Your Plate! Create a Masterpiece Vegetables and Fruit Action Guide for Schools contains practical information and tools to help...
Parents play a major role in supporting health behaviours and providing children opportunities for healthy, active living. In Canada,...
FAQ including: What are the signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction? Do kids with a peanut allergy have the same symptoms as adults? Do...
The package is intended for program facilitators and/or volunteers and includes physical activities that incorporate education around...
Statistics re trends in obesity in children and youth, and role of physical activity and proper nutrition to lower obesity. Various...
Designed to assist elementary and middle schools in creating individualized action plans to promote healthy living while achieving academic...
The Action Schools! BC “how to” resource for schools and teachers, guides them through producing their own individualized school action...
Recommendations form the Foundation to encourage Canadians to make heart-healthy choices and governments and the private sector to develop...
This resource manual provides information and materials on nutrition programs and activities from across the country for running nutrition...
Rainbow Fun is a physical activity and healthy eating program for children 3-6 years. It includes information and interactive activities...
These resources will help families integrate small simple steps into their lives and get started on the path to a healthier lifestyle....
[2007] Canada ranks 22nd when it comes to preventable childhood injuries and deaths; Canada ranks 27th in childhood obesity; and; Canada...
This site included recipes for meals and snacks for kids, including for kids with cystic fibrosis, diabetes, lactose intolerance, celiac...
This site provides links to recipes, including snacks, for parents, kids, and teens, in various categories: What's 4 Lunch? (Kids...
This resource describes some steps to help provide healthy choices in vending machines, with respect to BC's "Guidelines for Food and...
Healthy eating guidelines are provided for athletes, parents and coaches including tips for before, during and after exercise, dining hall...
Ever Active Schools' new oversized Snack and Activity Bites playing cards are great for kids. They include healthy snacking tips and...
This is a one-week sample snack menu from a YMCA program. It gives examples of healthy snacks that can be prepared each day for children.
This brochure looks at why snacks are important, creative snack ideas, food groups, "sometimes" foods, safety issues and more.
Use this to help you choose snacks for children 4 years and older. Snacks are listed with graphics in the categories of GO for foods to eat...
The 'Eat Well and Be Active Educational Toolkit' is designed to help those who teach groups of children and adults about healthy eating and...
“The Food Dudes” nutrition education package was developed by a group of teachers, a nutritionist, and a school meal program attendant. It...
The Healthy Afterschool Activity and Nutrition Documentation (HAAND) instrument consists of two subscales: Healthy Afterschool Program...
This infographic looks at the nutrition and benefits of not only nuts, but of nut butters, and seeds, too.
A tip sheet for kids that tells them things they can do to: 1) Be healthy and fit!  2) Have fun! 3) Not feel bad about how they look!...
Healthful food ideas and guidelines that conform to new US Department of Agriculture guidelines, with links to many other resources, such...
The games, activities and this classroom guide have been developed to address the challenge: "How to make vegetables a fun and engaging...
An extensive nutrition manual with monthly themes for each month of the school year, cooking experiences, and many nutrition activities.

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