Let’s face it, it’s not always easy to teach kids about proper eating habits. Thankfully, there is the Canadian Food guide, which helps to visually make nutrition understandable. You can download a copy or order a printed edition.
Health Canada also offers an Educator’s Resource booklet, which expands on the basics of each group and provides more in-depth information on the food groups and meal planning.
The website also provides a personalized guide activity, where you can input details on your age, gender and level of daily exercise to receive a guide specifically designed for your needs.
A little digging around found me THIS lesson plan – which is designed for children in the Grade 1 to 3 range as they learn about food groups and the guide, even offering a printable food guide rainbow to track a day’s worth of food intake to measure their numbers and see how they match up to the expectations.