Healthy Eating

Eating is a complex behaviour, and improving healthy eating across communities requires multiple different kinds of actions. This section contains resources about nutrition, food programs like community gardens and kitchens, food security, and healthy food environments in recreation settings to help communities improve healthy eating knowledge and opportunities and reduce barriers to eating well.

Looking for Healthy Eating in Recreation Settings (HERS) resources? Click the link to browse through our HERS online toolkit.

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1-What’s for Lunch Alberta Health Services Children & Youth, Healthy Eating Find tips for making and packing healthy lunches.
2-Wake up to Breakfast Everyday Alberta Health Services Children & Youth, Healthy Eating Find tips to starting your day off right with a healthy breakfast.
3-Vancouver Food and sustainable food systems City of Vancouver Community Design, Healthy Eating, Healthy Policy, Planning & Evaluation An example of how Vancouver is creating a system for producing, processing, distributing, and consuming food that is environmentally, socially,…
4-UnlockFood.ca Unlockfood.ca Healthy Eating, Wellness Resource UnlockFood.ca (formerly EatRightOntario.ca) is a bilingual award winning website brought to you by Dietitians of Canada. On UnlockFood.ca you’ll…
5-Understanding Health and Wellness From the Perspective of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada First Nations Health Authority Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Indigenous Community Wellness The First Nations Perspective on Health and Wellness aims to visually depict and describe the First Nations Health Authority. This…
6-Traditional Aboriginal Diets and Health National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health Active Living, Health Promotion, Healthy Eating, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Indigenous Community Wellness Aboriginal peoples in Canada have undergone a significant nutritional transition whereby traditional diets and associated physical activities have been replaced…
7-The Healthy Eating Manual The Healthy Eating Manual Community Design, Health Promotion, Healthy Eating, Planning & Evaluation The Healthy Eating Manual is about bringing good nutrition and healthy eating to life in a very practical way, incorporating…
8-The Energy Drink Buzz Handout Alberta Health Services Children & Youth Engergy drinks often claim to give you extra energy, help you to concentrate and feel alert. This resource shares information…
9-Sustainable Food Edmonton Sustainable Food Edmonton Community Design, Community Gardens, Nature Connections Sustainable Food Edmonton is a non-profit charitable organization who initiates and supports projects and programs to encourage the building of…
10-Sugar Shocker Education Kit Alberta Health Services Children & Youth The Sugar Shocker Education Kit provides fun, interactive activities to help children and youth learn about healthy drink choices. The…
11-Stay Active Eat Healthy Stay Active Eat Healthy Active Living, Community Design, Health Promotion, Healthy Eating, Healthy Policy The Stay Active Eat Healthy® program is an evidence-based capacity building initiative developed in BC. Stay Active Eat Healthy® aims…
12-School Nutrition Website Alberta Health Services Children & Youth, Healthy Eating Healthy eating at schools supports healthy food environments and provides resources for school teachers, child educators, parents and health professionals…
13-Ready-to-Use Presentation on Nutritional Labeling Government of Canada Health Promotion, Healthy Eating, Indigenous Community Wellness Ready-to-use presentation with information on: A walking tour of Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide – First Nations, Inuit and…
14-Pulse Canada Pulse Canada Healthy Eating Pulse Canada is the national association of growers, traders and processors of Canadian pulses, also known as lentils, dry peas,…
15-planH: Healthy Eating & Food Security, how can local governments support healthy eating and food security in communities? BC Healthy Communities Community Design, Healthy Policy This Action Guide supports British Columbia’s local governments in their efforts to build healthier communities for all. It shares promising…
16-Osteoporosis Canada Osteoporosis Canada Health Promotion, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Seniors, Wellness Resource Osteoporosis Canada is the only national organization serving people who have, or are at risk for, osteoporosis. The organization works…
17-Nutrition Labeling: The % Daily Value Government of Canada Health Promotion, Healthy Eating The percent daily value (% DV) found in a nutrition facts table can help you make informed food choices. Learn…
18-Newcomer Nutrition Education Toolkit (AHS) How to Create a Healthy Eating Environment Healthy Eating, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Newcomer, Wellness Resource This toolkit supports program providers and health professionals who work with newcomers to Canada. It is a collection of nutrition…
19-Native Women’s Association of Canada: Food Policy Native Women's Association of Canada Healthy Eating, Healthy Policy, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Indigenous Community Wellness This report is divided into three sections followed by a concluding chapter which lists the key recommendations that have resulted…
20-My Amazing Little Cookbook Healthy Alberta Children & Youth My Amazing Little Cookbook was designed to teach kids food skills, to encourage them to try new and healthy foods…
21-Heart and Stroke: Get Healthy/ Healthy Eating Heart and Stroke Foundation Health Promotion Did you know that up to 80% of premature heart disease and stroke can be prevented through your life habits,…
22-Heart and Stroke Foundation Heart and Stroke Foundation Health Promotion, Wellness Resource For over 60 years, Heart & Stroke has been dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Our work has saved…
23-Healthy U: Eat Smart Meet Smart Western and Northern Canadian Collaborative Eat Smart Meet Smart will help you plan meetings, events and conferences that are healthy for your participants — and…
24-Healthy U Food Checker Alberta Health Services Health Promotion, Healthy Eating The Healthy Food Checker makes choosing healthy, nutrient-rich foods easier. It compares the nutrition information from a Nutrition Facts Table…
25-Healthy School Policy Alberta Health Services Children & Youth, Community Design, Healthy Policy, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration Developing and implementing a healthy school policy is an important part of creating a healthy school community. These resources can…
26-Healthy Food in Recreational Facilities Alberta Policy Coalition for Chronic Disease Community Design, Healthy Eating, Healthy Policy, Wellness Resource View case studies and articles from communities within Alberta who are working to implement healthy eating environments within recreation settings.
27-Healthy Eating Workplace Handbook Durham Region Health Department Active Living, Community Design, Health Promotion, Healthy Eating, Healthy Policy This guide was developed to assist workplaces in applying a comprehensive approach to healthy eating, planning activities using the framework…
28-Healthy Eating Starts Here Healthy Eating, Healthy Eating in Recreation Settings Children & Youth, Healthy Eating, Wellness Resource Alberta Health Services resources on healthy eating at work, school, early learning and childcare centres, and communities. Other healthy eating…
29-Healthy Eating Poster Series Alberta Health Services Health Promotion, Healthy Eating The Healthy Eating Starts Here poster series was developed by Alberta Health Services based on the principles contained within Canada’s…
30-Healthy Eating in Recreation and Community Centres Alberta Government Children & Youth, Community Design, Healthy Eating, Healthy Policy Healthy food is important for children and youth. How can recreation centres and community centres help children eat healthy food?…
31-Healthy Eating for Seniors BC Government Healthy Eating, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Seniors Healthy Eating for Seniors addresses many of the barriers to healthy eating: time, effort, knowledge and skills, taste and cost.
32-Healthy Choices in Recreation Settings Toolkit Stay Active Eat Healthy Active Living, Community Design, Health Promotion, Healthy Eating, Healthy Policy This toolkit is designed to help you turn your facility into a Healthy Choices Facility. And give kids all…
33-Health Canada: Just For You- Immigrant Government of Canada Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Newcomer, Wellness Resource Immigrants are eligible for health care coverage under the Canada Health Act. Find information on: Employment; Immunization; Health Care System;…
34-Health Canada: Food and Nutriton Government of Canada Healthy Eating, Healthy Policy, Wellness Resource Safe food and good nutrition are important to Canadians. Maintaining the safety of Canada’s food supply is a shared responsibility…
35-Health Canada Government of Canada Children & Youth, Health Promotion, Healthy Eating, Healthy Policy, Indigenous Community Wellness, Wellness Resource Health Canada services and information including recalls, Canada’s food guide, diseases, immunization, and health risks while travelling.
36-Healither Choices in Vending Machines in BC Public Buildings Healthy Families BC Community Design, Healthy Eating, Healthy Policy The objectives of this resource are to: Promote an environment in Public Buildings that encourages healthier eating by increasing the…
37-Half Your Plate Half Your Plate Healthy Eating Half Your Plate will provide you with the tips, tricks, and recipes – all you have to do is cook!…
38-Government of Ontario Local Food Act Government of Ontario Community Design, Healthy Eating, Healthy Policy, Planning & Evaluation The purposes of this Act are as follows: 1. To foster successful and resilient local food economies and systems…
39-Government of Alberta: Healthy Living Resources Government of Alberta Active Living, Health Promotion, Healthy Eating, Wellness Resource Healthy living, active living, and healthy eating resources, including Eat Smart Meet Smart.
40-Food Serving Sizes for Children 5 to 11 years old Alberta Health Services Children & Youth, Healthy Eating Find information on servince sizes for children ages 5 to 11.
41-Food Serving Sizes for Children 13 to 18 years old Alberta Health Services Children & Youth, Healthy Eating Find information on servince sizes for children ages 12 to 18.
42-Food Serving Sizes for Children 1 to 4 years old Alberta Health Services Children & Youth, Healthy Eating Find information on servince sizes for children ages 1 to 4.
43-Food Fit: 10 Smart Bites to a Healthier U Healthier U Healthy Eating, Seniors This booklet is all about how making healthy food choices can put you on the right track to…
44-Farm to School Canada Grants Farm to Cafeteria Children & Youth, Healthy Eating Delivered directly to schools, the grants are designed to bring more of the local harvest into schools where it is…
45-Farm to Cafeteria Farm to Cafeteria Children & Youth, Community Design, Healthy Eating, Healthy Policy Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC) is a pan-Canadian organization whose vision is “vibrant and sustainable regional food systems that support…
46-Ever Active Schools Ever Active Schools Active Living, Active Transportation, Children & Youth, Health Promotion, Wellness Resource Ever Active Schools is a provincial initiative designed to create and support healthy school communities. We engage and support schools…
47-Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide – First Nations, Inuit and Métis Government of Alberta Healthy Eating, Indigenous Community Wellness As part of Canada’s Food Guide revision, we are currently working with First Nations, Inuit and Métis partners to support…
48-Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide Government of Alberta Healthy Eating, Wellness Resource Resources on Health Canada’s guidelines and considerations on healthy eating. The guidelines are based on the best available scientific evidence.
49-Eat Smart, Live Strong Activity Kit: Nutrition Education for Older Adults US Department of Agriculture Active Living, Healthy Eating, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Seniors Eat Smart, Live Strong is an intervention designed to improve fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity among 60-74 year…
50-Dig It Community Garden Guide: How Local Governments Can Support Community Gardens British Columbia Municipalites Community Design, Community Gardens, Healthy Eating, Healthy Policy, Planning & Evaluation This report is divided into three sections. The first section (chapters 1-5) provides an introduction to community gardens and offers…
51-Dietitians of Canada Dietitians of Canada Health Promotion, Healthy Eating, Wellness Resource Canadians recognize dietitians as a trustworthy and credible source of nutrition advice. Dietitians are regulated health professionals who are passionate…
52-Determinants of Healthy Eating in Canada Semantics Scholar Community Design, Health Promotion, Healthy Eating, Healthy Policy This article uses a population health perspective to examine the complex set of interactions among the determinants of healthy eating.
53-Cooking Club Manual for Children and Youth Alberta Health Services Children & Youth This Cooking Club Manual provides a hands-on opportunity for students’ ages 8 to 12 to learn about healthy food choices…
54-CDC: Community Gardens Centres for Disease Control and Prevention Community Design, Community Gardens, Healthy Eating, Nature Connections, Planning & Evaluation Community gardens are collaborative projects on shared open spaces where participants share in the maintenance and products of the garden,…
55-Canadian Best Practices Portal (via PHAC) Canadian Best Practices Portal Active Living, Active Transportation, Children & Youth, Community Design, Health Promotion, Healthy Eating, Healthy Policy, Planning & Evaluation, Wellness Resource This Portal provides a consolidated one-stop shop for busy health professionals and public health decision-makers. It is a compilation of…
56-Best practices in local food: A guide for municipalities Deloitte for The Ontario Municipal Knowledge Network (OMKN) Community Design, Healthy Eating, Healthy Policy, Planning & Evaluation, Wellness Resource This Guide is designed to help municipal governments across the sector consider a range of initiatives in relation to…
57-BC Healthy Communities Society BC Healthy Communities Children & Youth, Community Design, Health Promotion, Healthy Eating, Healthy Policy, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Seniors, Wellness Resource BC Healthy Communities Society is a province-wide not-for-profit organization that facilitates the ongoing development of healthy, thriving and resilient communities.
58-Bake Better Bites Healthy Schools BC Children & Youth, Health Promotion, Wellness Resource Searchable database of classroom and school resources compiled by Heathy Schools BC…
59-Apple Schools Apple Schools Active Living, Children & Youth, Community Design, Health Promotion, Healthy Eating APPLE Schools (A Project Promoting healthy Living for Everyone in schools) is an innovative school-focused health promotion initiative. It improves…
60-Alberta Pulse Growers Alberta Pulse Growers Healthy Eating With five zones, nine staff, and a farmer-elected Board of 12 Directors, Alberta Pulse Growers promotes the benefits of including…
61-Alberta Guidelines for Children and Youth: A Childcare, School and Recreation/Community Centre Resource Manual Alberta Government Children & Youth, Community Design, Health Promotion, Healthy Eating, Healthy Policy The goal of the Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children and Youth is to equip facilities and organizations with the tools…
62-Alberta Food Matters Alberta Food Matters Healthy Eating, Healthy Policy, Wellness Resource Since 2001, the Growing Food Security in Alberta (GFSA) network has supported many projects and initiatives across Alberta focusing on…
63-Alberta Farm Fresh Producers Association Alberta Farm Fresh Producers Association Healthy Eating Alberta Farm Fresh Producers Association (AFFPA) is dedicated to supporting the production of farm direct market vegetable crops, berry and…
64-Alberta Agriculture: Guide to Growing a School Garden Government of Alberta Community Gardens, Nature Connections, Planning & Evaluation Food is one of life’s basic needs. Hands-on experience with a school garden is an important step in helping young…
65-AHS: How to Create a Healthy Eating Environment Alberta Health Services Healthy Eating, Wellness Resource As a health organization and as health leaders, AHS wants to lead by example. Healthy eating is an important part…
66-AHS: Healthy Eating Resources Alberta Health Services Children & Youth, Community Design, Healthy Eating, Wellness Resource These resources provide individuals, parents, families, child cares, schools and workplaces more guidance on healthy eating. Nutrition Resources can be…
67-AHS Community Garden Handbook Alberta Health Services Community Design, Community Gardens, Nature Connections The Community Gardens Handbook offers guidence to groups in Alberta who want to start and maintian a community garden that…
68-ACPLF-AHS: Healthier Together My Health Community Design, Health Promotion, Wellness Resource Healthier Together is an online resource that’s bringing Albertans together. It’s guiding entire communities toward healthier ways of living and…
69-A Seat at the Table; Resource Guide for Local Government to Promote Food Secure Communities Provincial Health Services Authority Community Design, Community Gardens, Healthy Eating, Healthy Policy, Nature Connections, Planning & Evaluation This resource guide is designed to assist local governments promote food security and support food systems in BC. It showcases…
70-A Guide to Healthy Eating for Older Adults Eat Right Ontario Healthy Eating, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Seniors This guide is for older adults. Find tips and ideas to make healthy eating easy and enjoyable! Remember, it is…