Education Resources

Garden Resources 

  • Container Gardening Basics - You don't need a backyard to have fresh food growing at home! Try these tips for your very own backdoor garden. Here are some tips on growing your own organic food, and if you want to save money after your first year gardening, here are some steps to save your very own seeds.
  • Center for Ecoliteracy - The center creates tools, guides and resources on systems change, food and sustainablity and ecological education including this How-to-guide on designing educational gardens for children!
  • The Benefits of Ecological Farming - "A new approach to farming is needed to safeguard human health and avoid rising air and water pollution, high greenhouse gas emissions and biodiversity loss, a group of 20 leading agronomists, health, nutrition and social scientists has concluded." A thought-provoking piece on ecological farming vs. industrial agriculture.

Food Education Resources 

  • UnlockFood.ca - An award winning website run by Dietitians of Canada is great for everything from menu planning, to budgeting, to children's nutrition, including this list on how to get picky eaters to try new foods.
  • Disparity in Standards of Food Education in Schools - The results of a comprehensive review on the state of food education in schools conducted by the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation and expert partners.
  • "How To Eat Ethically and Sustainably" - Penny Williams shares her guide to ethical and sustainable eating. "Understanding what ethical, sustainable and organic food means can help us make decisions when we buy foods."
  • Six by Sixteen - A library of cooking videos, recipes and source guides for Ontario-grown food.
  • BrightBites - A free, non-profit program designed for both elementary and secondary school environments where teams earn badges to improve school nutrition and boost student well-being.

Food Literacy Resources 

  • Food Literacy in Education - Why is food literacy important? This website has a list of resources that will tell you all about food literacy, why it matters, and who advocates for it.
  • Ontario Edible Education Network - Do you want to help get children and youth eating, growing, cooking, and learning about healthy, local food but don't know where to start? This website offers some great tips on how to get started improving food literacy in your community, including this list on creating a farm-to-school program.
  • Unpacking Food Literacy - A webinar series by the Nutrition Resource Centre focusing on food literacy in Ontario with topics such as social justice, millennials and public health.

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