The food choices that school-age children and youth make directly influence their learning and health. Good nutrition contributes to healthy growth and development, promotes concentration and provides energy required for learning.
Toronto Public Health provides a number of programs and resources for parents, caregivers, schools and communities to help children and youth make healthy food choices, and develop life-long healthy eating.
- Peer Nutrition Program
Free nutrition education and support for parents/caregivers of children 6 months to 6 years. Offered in many languages to ethno-cultural groups.
- Student Nutrition Program
Healthy breakfast, snack and lunch programs for children and youth in Toronto.
- Cooking Up Some Fun! (PDF)
Tips for meal planning, simple meal ideas and recipes for parents and caregivers of children one to six years of age.
- Fish and Mercury
Advice for eating fish for women, children and families.
- Healthy Drinks Win! (PDF)
A brochure on healthy drinks, and the sugar and nutrient content of common drinks.
- Healthy Snacks (PDF)
Healthy snack ideas for children.
- Nutrition Matters
A series of fact sheets that provide current and accurate information on a variety of nutrition topics.
- Trans Fat
Information about trans fat, and ways to avoid trans fat and eat well.
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Speak to a Toronto Public Health Registered Dietitian
Toronto Health Connection
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.