Living a healthy lifestyle includes good nutrition, plenty of exercise, and a positive mindset. It is normal to feel unmotivated or confused on where to begin this journey but there is plenty of information and resources (often free!) which can help guide you through. Not only are these resources created for youth and adults but they also target children and the entire family dynamic,
From learning about food choices and marketing tactics, these resources will help guide parents and guardians guide children, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, to make positive food and health choices. Being inundated with advertisements and constrained in one setting can be difficult for everyone. This is why it is especially important to look at the media, information and food we are consuming.
Food for Thoughts - Improving Food Literacy is a free online resource that integrates literacy, media literacy and healthy eating. This online program equips students with the skills they need to make healthy food choices in different settings. Food for Thoughts - Improving Food Literacy is provided through The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1–8: Health and Physical Education (2019) and The Ontario Curriculum, Grade 1–8: Language (2006). Here are some activties from this online program. Feel free to practice these at home together as a family or with your children!
Activities for Primary students
Activities for Junior students:
As part of the Health & Physical Education Curricula (H&PE Curricula) this webinar and blog features discussions with co-presenters who share knowledge, skills, and strategies that support healthy eating habits,
Check out the latest webinar here: