Growing Chefs! Ontario: Study underscores need for food literacy, national school food program

Study underscores need for food literacy, national school food program

Western’s HEAL survey shows kids with higher food knowledge likely to eat more fruit, vegetables

Posted on: Nov 1, 2022

Featured in Western News 

Children have been told, Eat your fruits and vegetables” throughout generations. But a new study out of Western’s Human Environment’s Analysis Laboratory (HEAL) shows knowledge ─ not nagging ─ could be the missing ingredient in getting kids to up their intake of these nutrient-dense foods.

The survey-based study is one of many projects related to children’s health and well-being, conducted as part of HEAL’s larger mission to mobilize knowledge to create healthy, thriving communities.”

Read other news


IMG 2911 2

Growing Chefs! Ontario is a Living Wage Employer

Growing Chefs! Ontario is proud to be a living wage employer!

Learn more
Read more about Growing Chefs! Ontario is a Living Wage Employer
103122 Food knowledge HEAL hero Yan Krukov Pexels

Study underscores need for food literacy, national school food program

Western’s HEAL survey shows kids with higher food knowledge likely to eat more fruit, vegetables

Learn more
Read more about Study underscores need for food literacy, national school food program
ACP

Advanced Culinary Program

Our popular Advanced Culinary Program is for young aspiring cooks aged 12 – 16, to further develop their culinary skills.

Learn more
Read more about Advanced Culinary Program
Childrens

Children’s Culinary Program

Our Children’s Culinary is an 8‑week program for 8 to 11 year olds, helping to build your child’s confidence and enthusiasm for cooking and exploring new foods!

Learn more
Read more about Children's Culinary Program