Fooderacy: teaching kids about healthy eating

Head’s-up Ontario parents, kids and teachers: Food Share is hosting a great new event this fall as part of their Recipe for Change initiative called Eat-in Ontario.

On October 8th, kids, families and schools across the province will celebrate the fall harvest with curriculum-based food activities, lots of good food, and in Toronto, at least, a huge hoe-down at Queen’s Park.

Food Share is developing “fooderacy” (food literacy education) resources for teachers and kids that will be available here to be used in classrooms and lunchrooms on October 8th and any other time. Recipe for Change is all about getting kids involved in healthy eating, knowing where their food comes from and understanding its impact on their bodies and their community. For an audio preview check out Food Share’s Meredith Hayes talking about fooderacy on CBC’s Here and Now.

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One response to “Fooderacy: teaching kids about healthy eating

  1. Gigi

    What a neat program. I hope the kids (and parents) learn a lot from it. Eating right is a challenge and is becoming more and more important. You might like this cool time lapse video shot in an urban community garden in Toronto http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13×4lySlXW4.