Nutrition Resources

“Good nutrition – an adequate, well balanced diet combined with regular physical activity – is a cornerstone of good health.” – World Health Organization

Take a moment to search through the following websites to learn more about proper nutrition, and gain access to hundreds of nutrition resources.

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APPLE Schools – Healthy Holiday Recipes


Website: APPLE Schools

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APPLE Schools is an innovative school-focused health promotion initiative that is dedicated to improving students’ healthy eating, physical activity, and mental health habits.

The Healthy Holiday Celebrations section of their website provides great ideas and recipes for (you guessed it!) delicious, fun and healthy holiday treats.

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APPLE Schools – Taste Testing


Website: APPLE Schools

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Another great resource from APPLE Schools, Taste Testing introduces children to a variety of fruits and vegetables. This part of their website provides great resources on conducting taste tests and a variety of information on fruits and vegetables to get your started.

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Dietitians of Canada

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Dietitians of Canada (DC) is the professional association representing 5,000 members working in diverse roles in the community, health care, food services and private practice.  On this website you can find resources on the role of a dietitian, how to become a dietitian and Dietitians of Canada’s position on many important nutrition issues.

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Freggie Tales


Website: Freggie Tales
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Developed by the Canadian Produce Marketing Association, the Freggie Children’s Program is the youth component of the Half your Plate program.

The Freggie In-School Program is available to schools across Canada, and is designed to help children understand the benefits of making healthy food choices and encourages them to eat fruits and vegetables at school.

The Freggie Educator’s Guide offers great tips to teachers on how to integrate fruits and veggies into their curriculum with ease, and offers comprehensive lesson plans for grades 1 through 6 that support various elements of curriculum expectations.

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Half Your Plate

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Fill Half Your Plate with fruits and veggies at every meal and snack!

Half Your Plate wants to show you how easy it is to incorporate fruits and veggies into every meal. Their site is full of tips, tricks, and recipes to help Canadians find easy, budget-friendly ways to fill half their plate with fruits and veggies.

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Healthy Schools BC

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Healthy Schools BC builds the capacity of the health and education sectors to effectively implement healthy school initiatives. Using a Comprehensive School Health approach, the Healthy Schools BC website contains information that is valuable to any school community looking to support healthy classrooms and schools.

Organized by grade level, their resource page contains hundreds of materials to actively engage students in learning to be healthy.

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International Food Information Council Foundation


Website: Food Insight

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The International Food Information Council Foundation is dedicated to communicating science-based information on health, nutrition and food safety. Their website, http://www.FoodInsight.org, serves as a nutrition and food safety resource for consumers, health professionals, educators, and students.

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Mission Nutrition

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Mission Nutrition is a free, easy-to-use, curriculum-based resource for teachers of grades K to 8. The resource encourages students in fun, healthy living lessons and covers topics in health, physical education, language, math, social science, and information technology.

Also included on their website are fun activities for families and tips for healthy living. This is a valuable resource that you don’t want to miss.

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UnlockFood.ca


Website: UnlockFood.ca
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UnlockFood.ca is an award winning website brought to you by Dietitians of Canada. All of its content is written and reviewed by dietitians.

On UnlockFood.ca you’ll find information on nutrition, food and healthy eating as well as recipes, videos and interactive healthy eating tools.

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UnlockFood.ca – School Health


Website: UnlockFood.ca
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This page on the UnlockFood.ca website answers all of your questions about school health from a nutrition perspective. From recipe ideas to children’s nutrition, its got you covered.

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We Can!


Website: We Can!

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We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity & Nutrition) is a national education program designed to encourage healthy eating, increase physical activity, and reduce screen-time in children.

We Can! Eat Right provides helpful information and dozens of valuable nutrition resources to parents, families, caregivers and partners.

We Can! Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity & Nutrition is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

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The above links are provided for informational and convenience purposes only; participation by the Northeastern Ontario Research Team for Health and Physical Activity (NORTH PA) lab does not imply endorsement by, or partnership with any of the listed organizations, resources and/or links. The NORTH PA lab bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external sites or for that of subsequent links. Please contact the external sites for answers to questions regarding its content.

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