Food Explorers: Help students build skills and confidence enjoying a wide variety of food, a kindergarten and grade 1 program.

Food Explorers is a 16 lesson food literacy program for kindergarten and grade 1 classrooms that supports the development of healthy eating habits through opportunities for experiential learning and tasting. Developed by registered dietitians, it provides teachers with fun and interactive lesson plans that meet BC curriculum standards. This workshop provides teachers with an overview of the program and strategies to help students develop positive feelings around food and eating. Participation will provide teachers with:

  1. Strategies to help students develop positive feelings about food and eating, including evidence-based information on eating competence and feeding dynamics.
  2. A review of lesson plans and experiential activities for the classroom and home.
  3. Information on the free program materials that can be ordered annually, including a teacher guide and student materials.
  4. Links to Canada’s Food Guide and BC Curriculum
  5. Access to annual Mini Food Grants to support experiential learning.

Target Audience

Elementary school teachers (K-7)


10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • BC Dairy
    Erica Cahill

    As a registered dietitian with BC Dairy, Erica contributes to our vision of a healthy, thriving British Columbia through the promotion of BC Dairy’s innovative food and nutrition education programs. After receiving a degree in earth and environmental sciences from UBC Okanagan she pursued a career as a registered dietitian as a way to combine her love and knowledge of food and where it comes from with a passion for helping BC communities.