Food and Nutrition Presentations
For the 2022-2023 school year we are excited to offer virtual presentations for elementary students throughout the province. Presentations are live and delivered virtually by a registered dietitian via the Google Meet platform.
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 grade level teacher guides below and/or contact our Nutrition Education Coordinator.
“Eating Everyday” (Kindergarten)
Through discussion, song, and activity we’ll learn which foods and drinks help us play, learn, and grow.
“Food and our Body” (Grade 1)
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.
NOTE: Presentations for grades 2 and 3 are currently on hold as content is being reviewed to ensure it reflects the updated NLESD Health Curriculum Guides (2022). These grades will be available for presentation booking later in the year at which time an announcement will be made.
“My Plate” (Grade 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.
“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 Ingredient Lists.
“Food and Eating: Know All About It” (Grade 6)
Learn how our food environment influences what we eat and drink. Students will learn how eating well is about more than the food you eat. SMART goals are discussed and practiced by forming an action plan on Jamboard.
For more information, please contact:
Amanda O’Brien MSc, RD
Nutrition Education Coordinator