Food Skills for Families is a hands-on curriculum based program that makes healthy eating, shopping and cooking easy, quick and fun. Diabetes Canada offers this successful six-session program to teach people how to make healthy meals, snacks and beverage choices and to gain confidence in the kitchen. Programs are delivered to targeted, at risk populations.

Since 2008 over 1,500 Food Skills for Families programs have been delivered in 153 communities throughout BC.

The Program:

  • Is delivered to five target populations: low income, newcomers, Punjabi, Indigenous and active seniors.
  • Is led by trained and certified community facilitators in kitchens within host community organizations throughout BC.
  • Encourages participation and social interaction.
  • Includes six session which are each 3 hours in length.
  • Addresses different topics based on the Canada Food Guide, including food label reading and a grocery tour.
  • Inspires and empowers participants to eat well while creating fast easy meals using fresh, whole ingredients.
  • Is a best practice curriculum which is supported by Facilitator Manuals and Participant Handbooks for each target population.

Community host organizations find Food Skills for Families a valuable program for helping participants gain knowledge of basic nutrition and helps to build confidence in the kitchen.

Experience a Food Skills for Families Program

Supported by the Province of British Columbia and the Provincial Health Services Authority