You’re the Chef is a cooking program focusing on fruits and vegetables for students in Grades 5, 6, 7, and 8. Students will learn:
- Safe food-handling and basic kitchen safety
- Food skills by preparing a variety of healthy recipes
- About healthy food choices
Many children will consume a significant portion of their daily food intake in childcare. Childcare providers are essential in providing children with supportive eating environments and meeting food requirements to support growth and development in the early years.
Healthy Eating in the Workplace
With over 60% of our time spent working, workplaces are an important environment to promote health.
Benefits of healthy eating in the workplace
- Increased energy and productivity
- Decreased absenteeism
- Lower rates of chronic diseases and injuries
What can employers do?
- Develop workplace policies that promote healthy eating
- Create an accessible area where information can be posted (such as a bulletin board), regarding healthy eating, nutritional information, and other resources
- Provide access to or benefits for a Registered Dietitian who can help counsel and provide support to those wishing to change their eating habits
- If selling food in the cafeteria, ensure that nutritional information is available
- Offer healthy foods in the cafeteria, vending machines, and during meetings
- Provide a kitchen, microwave, and refrigerator for employees to prepare and/or store healthy meals
Public Health Dietitians can help employers improve their nutrition environments. Call a Public Health Dietitian at: 519-426-6170 or 905-318-6623.
To learn more about the curriculum and programs available for educators, visit the Educator Resources | Food and Nutrition page here.