Organizations and communities across British Columbia are actively engaged in a variety of healthy eating initiatives and programs. Great ideas and resources come to our attention everyday. Feel free to check back on this page often as it will be updated as resources come to our attention.
From food security to guidelines on healthy beverages, from childhood to senior we hope to create a space that shares all of the inventive tools available throughout our network. Please email the Food Skills team at FoodskillsBC@diabetes.ca if you wish to submit a resource or link that should be posted to this section.
Want to create your own nutrition fact sheet? Health Link BC
Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide – Download a PDF version
Healthy Eating for Seniors – Download the handbook
Take the Healthy Eating Quiz – Kelty Mental Health
24 Diagrams to Help You Eat Healthier – Buzz Feed Life
Build a Healthy Meal – Eat Well Plate
Customize Canada’s Food Guide Tool – My Food Guide
Connect with a Dietitian – Health Link BC
Nutrition Matters: Healthy Eating Videos – Diabetes Canada
School Food Initiatives
Encouraging healthy beverage choices – Sip Smart! BC
Cook it. Try it. Like it! – Interior Health
Guide to storing fresh vegetables and fruits – Store It!
Basic Meal Planning – Diabetes Canada
A Canadian Guide to Living Well with Diabetes – Diabetes Canada
Portion Guide – Diabetes Canada
Carbohydrate Counting – Diabetes Canada
Glycemic Index – Diabetes Canada
Just the Basics – Diabetes Canada
Family Meal Resources
Variety of cooking, recipe and meal resources for your whole family – Better Together BC
Good & Cheap – Eat Well on $4 a Day – US Resource – Leanne Brown
Veggie Cooking Cheat Sheet – Infographic
Helping Adults and Children Find Joy and Confidence in Eating: Ellyn Satter Institute
Jamie Oliver Family Food Tube: Family Food Tube
Age Appropriate Tasks in the Kitchen Infographic: KidFriendlyKitchenTasks
Teaching & Educational Tools
Digital Cooking Fundamentals for Intellectual Disabilities – Look Cook and Eat
Grocery Shopping Tools
HealthyFamiliesBC offers an interactive virtual grocery store tour called Shopping Sense which provides information on meal planning, food safety and exploring the various sections of a grocery store including produce, bakery, dairy, fats and oils, and meat and meat alternatives.