March is Nutrition Month. The month is celebrated throughout Canada to draw attention to the importance of making informed food choices and developing healthy eating habits. This year, Dietitians of Canada have dedicated Nutrition Month to the theme, “Good for You!” and is centred on the idea that healthy eating looks different for everyone. This theme focuses on the unique qualities, conditions and circumstances that shape the diversity of the foods we eat.
We invite you to celebrate nutrition month in your school breakfast program. Throughout the month-long campaign, explore how culture, food traditions and nutritional needs influence what healthy eating looks like for your students.
Here are some tips on how to celebrate Nutrition Month:
- Try new cultural foods, fruits, and recipes in your program.
- Ask students to share their favourite family recipes and favourite family food traditions.
- Explore what breakfast looks like around the world and how people from varying cultural backgrounds enjoy breakfast, including within Canada.
- Discuss with students’ different traditional ways to grow, harvest, hunt and prepare foods.
- Learn about the origins of different foods.
Enjoy your meal!