The Whole Child
Food is so much more than just nutrition. Food choices are multidimensional, encompassing factors that embrace culture, tradition, food security, medical status, geographical region, and so much more. It is an opportunity for growth of development of character, social skills, relationship, gratitude and essential life skills.
To foster these dimensions, we approach nutrition education with a whole child comprehensive curriculum encompassing:
Social Skills: Encouraging positive interactions with peers and adults, fostering teamwork, and promoting empathy and understanding of others.
Cultural Awareness: Recognizing and celebrating the diverse cultural backgrounds of children, promoting inclusivity and tolerance.
Security: Creating a safe and supportive environment for children, in school and at our kitchen, to allow them to feel secure, confident and ready to learn.
Critical Thinking: Providing a high-quality education that focuses not only on academic subject integration but also on developing critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity.
Our Nutrition and Food Curriculum
Our Nutrition and Food Curriculum embodies Alberta Education curriculum outcomes, objectives and key themes including practical skills, citizenship, numeracy skills and literacy skills. We focus on the Physical Education and Wellness guidelines while incorporating these key themes, tailored to each grade.
FoodImpact incorporates a multi-faceted learning approach to ensure the education is impactful:
Interactive Workshops: Workshops allow for hands-on learning experiences. Participants can engage in cooking demonstrations, food tasting, and meal planning activities. Workshops also provide opportunities for group discussions and knowledge sharing.
Cooking Classes: Practical cooking classes enable participants to learn how to prepare healthy meals and snacks. This method can enhance culinary skills and boost confidence in making nutritious food choices.
Games and Quizzes: Gamification of nutrition education can be fun and effective. Creating nutrition-related games, quizzes, or interactive activities can encourage active participation and reinforce learning.
Cultural Relevance: Tailoring nutrition education materials to be culturally relevant and sensitive to diverse communities can enhance engagement and acceptance.
Storytelling: Narrating stories or case studies related to nutrition and health can help make abstract concepts more relatable and memorable.
Peer Education: Encouraging participants to share their knowledge with others can reinforce their understanding and create a supportive learning environment.
One size doesn't fit all when it comes to education.
Support local food producers by empowering local partnerships to advance a sustainable food supply chain
Specializing in the nutrition education for children grades Kindergarten to twelve
We offer professional development workshops for teachers and nutrition seminars for parents