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MediaSmarts: Eating Under the Rainbow site description for MediaSmarts: Eating Under the Rainbow
This lesson plan for grades 1-3, updated in 2019, is available in an easy-print, pdf version. In the lesson, students learn the types of foods needed to maintain a healthy body, including moderation in fitting snack foods into a healthy diet.  
http://mediasmarts.ca/lessonplan/eating-under-rainbow-lesson

 
Canada's Food Guide 2019 site description for Canada's Food Guide 2019
Canada's updated (2019) Food Guide provides recipes and offers tips on how to eat well and enjoy a healthier lifestyle. 
https://food-guide.canada.ca/en/

 
Food For Health site description for Food For Health
This site from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum provides information about Food and Farming, Labels and Packaging, Food Safety and Health and Nutrition. 
http://foodforhealth.techno-science.ca/

 
Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide - First Nations, Inuit and Métis site description for Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide - First Nations, Inuit and Métis
This national food guide, based on the 2007 version of Canada's Food Guide, has been created to reflect traditional food choices. This tailored food guide includes both traditional foods (moose stew, char, blueberries, bannock) and store-bought foods that are generally available, affordable and accessible... 
https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/food-nutrition/canada-food-guide/eating-well-with-canada-food-guide-
first-nations-inuit-metis.html

 
TED: How to spot a fad diet site description for TED: How to spot a fad diet
With advertising and media attention on fad diets, how can consumers distinguish between what’s actually healthy and what advertisers just want us to believe is good for us? 
https://ed.ted.com/lessons/do-fad-diets-work-mia-nacamulli

 
TED: How the food you eat affects your gut site description for TED: How the food you eat affects your gut
This video explores the balance of microbes in our digestive system and how bacteria can break down food the body can’t digest, produce important nutrients, regulate the immune system, and protect against harmful germs. The video also shares the best foods for a healthy gut. 
https://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-the-food-you-eat-affects-your-gut-shilpa-ravella

 
TED: Teach every child about food site description for TED: Teach every child about food
In this 21-minute video, Jamie Oliver discusses his work with families and schools in West Virginia. He advocates for teaching students about sugar and healthy food. 
https://ed.ted.com/featured/qdZphjrI

 
Nutrition Month site description for Nutrition Month
The Dietitians of Canada have shared this page of resources for Nutrition Month, including fact sheets to help you "unlock the potential" of food and featured recipes. 
http://www.nutritionmonth2018.ca/

 
DK Find Out: What's in Food? site description for DK Find Out: What's in Food?
This short explanation of the main food groups and the nutrients in food has an image with links for more information. Click on any of the blinking red dots to get information about protein, vitamins, fat and more. 
https://www.dkfindout.com/us/human-body/keeping-healthy/whats-in-food/

 
Food for Health: Educational Activity kits site description for Food for Health: Educational Activity kits
These educational kits are provided by the Canada Agriculture Museum. Parts of the kit are specific to the Food for Health exhibit, but teachers will find other information useful for the classroom. 
http://foodforhealth.techno-science.ca/for-teachers/

 
MediaSmarts: Healthy Food Web site description for MediaSmarts: Healthy Food Web
In this lesson, students consider the role of snack foods in a healthy diet. After a tour of popular sites aimed at children, the class looks at how the food products being advertised fit – or don’t fit – in the food groups found in the Canada Food Guide. 
http://mediasmarts.ca/teacher-resources/healthy-food-web

 
Brown bag lunches site description for Brown bag lunches
The Dietitians of Canada have prepared this website for all those who have to make school and work lunches every week. 
http://www.dietitians.ca/Nutrition-Resources-A-Z/Factsheets/Lunches/Brown-Bag-Lunches.aspx

 
Go, Slow and Whoa: A Kid's Guide to Eating Right site description for Go, Slow and Whoa: A Kid's Guide to Eating Right
Learn the difference between Go, Slow, and Whoa foods. There is a great list included with examples of each type of food within Food Guide groups.  
http://kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/food/go_slow_whoa.html
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