Healthy eating is important for growth and development. Eating well and being active help kids learn and do their best. Parents play a vital role in encouraging kids to start healthy habits.
Learn how to eat healthy, be active, and feel good on our WDGLiveWell.ca website. Work your way through interactive modules about:
- Portion size
- Fat and fibre
- Physical activity
- Food labels
- Menu planning
- Helping your child eat well
Trained volunteers present to community groups, schools, and organizations. Topics can be:
- Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating
- Planning a menu
- Handling food safely
- Grocery shopping and budgeting
- Preparing, cooking, storing, and preserving food
The CFA program is free, but you must buy the food and supplies. We also ask for $10 to cover the volunteer’s transportation costs.
For more information about the CFA program, visit CommunityFoodAdvisor.ca.
Healthy eating information
- How to Feed your Growing Child 1-5 years from Best Start
- Busy Bodies Creative Food and Play Ideas for your Preschooler (ages 3 to 5) from EatRight Ontario
- Canada's Food Guide
- Pause to Play
- Canada's Physical Activity Guide for Children and Youth
- Tips to Get Active: Ages 5 to 11 and Ages 12-14 from the Public Health Agency of Canada
- Dietitians of Canada: Fueling the Young Athlete and Are You Winning at Sports Nutrition?
Fact sheets (PDF)
- A Guide to Eating Fish for Women, Children, and Families
- Avoiding Peanuts and Nuts in School
- Balanced Lunches for Balanced School Days
- Lunch Bag Solutions
- Calorie Boosters for Toddlers and Preschoolers
- Boosting Iron in Your Preschoolers Diet
- Fast Foods - Make the Healthier Choice
- Rethink Your Drink
- A "Fast Break" in the Morning
- Sports Nutrition for Young Athletes
- Go for 4!
- Drinking Water and Nitrates
- Vitamin D and Your Baby (Birth to One Year)
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