Teach Food First- The Power of Language to Shape?Children’s Mental Health Through Food and Nutrition

Did you know that how we teach and talk to children about food and nutrition can have a significant and lasting impact on their mental health and eating behaviours? This presentation will look at some past approaches for teaching and talking about food and nutrition and why we are shifting to a strength based, trauma informed, equity centered and culturally inclusive approachWe will explore the Teach Food First toolkit (developed by the Ministry of Health and BCCDC), which is designed to equip K-8 educators with tools and resources to support a food exploration approach to learning about food, nutrition and Canada’s Food Guide.  You will walk away from this presentation with best practice approaches that help children learn about food, and have positive relationships with both food and their bodies.  


Target Audience



11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

This session is full.


  • Fraser Health Authority
    Carole Chang

    Carole Chang is a Public Health Dietitian with the Fraser Health Population Public Health Wellness Program. Carole holds a Master's degree in Dietetics and Human Nutrition from McGill University. She has over 15 years of experience in Public Health Nutrition work and is passionate about health equity, community food security, food justice and school nutrition.