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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

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.