Food and Nutrition Presentations

For the 2021-2022 school year we have five interactive nutrition presentations available for elementary students throughout the province. Presentations are live and delivered virtually by a registered dietitian. Content is based off Canada’s Food Guide and focuses on all foods and drinks, not just milk! Presentation content has also been reviewed to meet select Government of NL Department of Education Health Curriculum Guide outcomes related to nutrition. For more information regarding each presentation, please review the attached grade level teacher guide(s) and/or contact our Nutrition Education Coordinator. 

“Healthy Eating Everyday” (Kindergarten)

Through discussion, song, and activity we’ll learn which foods and drinks help us play, learn, and grow.

Kindergarten Teacher Guide
Healthy Eating Everyday (English)
Healthy Eating Everyday (French)


“Healthy Foods, Healthy Bodies” (Grades 1 and 2)

Learn the benefits of consuming foods and drinks in Canada’s Food Guide. Students will play a jeopardy-like trivia game and participate in an activity sorting foods and drinks into food groups.

Grades 1 and 2 Teacher Guide
Make a Healthy Plate (English)
Make a Healthy Plate (French)


“My Healthy Plate” (Grades 3 and 4)

Students will learn about the differences between whole and processed foods. How to use the Canada’s Food Guide Eat Well Plate to plan meals and snacks will be reviewed, followed by a fun Jamboard activity.

Grades 3 and 4 Teacher Guide
My Healthy Plate (English)
My Healthy Plate (French)


“All About Food” (Grade 5)

A deeper look into Canada’s Food Guide food groups and label reading. Students will build on this knowledge while learning to read food labels and complete activities comparing Nutrition Facts Tables and Ingredients Lists.

Grade 5 Teacher Guide
Be a Food Detective (English only)


“Healthy Eating: Know All About It” (Grade 6)

Learn how our food environment influences what we eat and drink. Students will learn about healthy eating behaviours from Canada’s Food Guide, SMART goals, and practice forming a healthy action eating plan on Jamboard.

Grade 6 Teacher Guide
Healthy Eating Action Plan (English only)


For more information, please contact:

Amanda O’Brien MSc, RD

Nutrition Education Coordinator

(709) 364-2777

Milk Facts

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On an average day, a cow eats 4 kg of hay (about the size of a small microwave), 16 kg of silage (about half of a child’s backyard swimming pool), 10 kg of mixed grains, salt, vitamins and minerals (2½ ice cream pails full) and 60 litres of water (2/3 of a standard bathtub).