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Programs & Services — Food and Nutrition

You're the Chef

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
Little girl eating a carrot

Food and Menu Planning in Childcare Setting

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.  

Workplace Eating

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. 

Related Resources 


School Nutrition

School Resources

To learn more about the curriculum and programs available for educators, visit the Educator Resources | Food and Nutrition page here.