Getting Kids’ Hands Dirty:
Experiential Approaches to Food Education
Encouraging children to take pleasure in exploring, preparing, and experiencing a variety of tasty and healthy foods lays the groundwork for a healthy and positive relationship with food that can last a lifetime. But what strategies help to foster children’s food education in the early years and in schools?
In this webinar, participants will hear from two leading Ontario-based food education programs for young children. Janet Nezon will discuss the approach behind Rainbow Plate, a joyful sensory-based approach to food literacy education in the early years. We will also hear from Andrew Fleet, Executive Director of Growing Chefs! Ontario, a London, Ontario-based program offering a variety of food education projects to get kids and communities excited about healthy, wholesome food.
By attending this webinar, you will gain an understanding of:
- Effective strategies for helping children build positive relationships with food, enjoy a healthy and varied diet, and learn about the broader food system
- The evidence behind sensory-based and experiential food education
- Opportunities, challenges, and successes in children’s food literacy on the ground
- How food education can be connected to the Ontario school curriculum
- Date: January 23rd, 2020
- Country: Canada