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Nutrition Education

FOR KIDS

Food Sharks is committed to helping kids understand the importance of good nutrition and why it is essential for a healthy mind and body. 

Our nutrition programs address the good, the bad and the ugly truths about food and how media and the marketing industry influence our food choices.

 

These topics are explored through engaging, interactive activities, demonstrations, taste-tests and fun challenges, empowering them with essential knowledge to develop the lifelong habits necessary to become healthy, thriving adults.

Nutrition plays a critical role in the mental and physical health of growing children.

Kids today are dealing with many issues; self-esteem, body image, stress and anxiety to name a few. Obesity rates are on the rise and kids are eating more junk food than any other generation before them.  

 

One of the biggest challenges they face is navigating the barrage of messages and information by the fast-food industry and their multi-million dollar advertising campaigns.

The Facts
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30%
of teens are
either overweight
or obese.
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7.5
hours every day teenagers spend in front of screens.
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$5B
spent on advertising per year from fast food restaurants.
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34%
of Ontario high-school students indicate a
moderate-to-serious level of psychological distress.
 
Food Sharks empowers kids to take charge of their food choices.

Our goal is to help kids understand the fundamentals of a healthy diet and lifestyle and turn them into food savvy sharks, arming them with the vital knowledge they need to take charge of their own health and wellness. 

 

Food Sharks dynamic programs will spark kids to be curious, to question, and to confidently navigate the waters in order to thrive and be their best!

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GET REAL ABOUT FOOD!

This dynamic program teaches the fundamentals of good nutrition and healthy eating strategies. Discussing both physical and emotional changes during puberty and how food impacts hormonal issues such as breakouts, mood swings and weight gain. 

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THE FOOD MOOD CONNECTION

This engaging program teaches the importance and connection between nutrition and mental health. Students will learn which foods are key to helping manage stress, reduce anxiety, curb cravings, solve sleep issues and fight fatigue. 

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HEALTH & WELLNESS SHSM

(ELECTIVE) CERTIFICATION

 Food Sharks has specifically designed a high school SHSM Nutrition Certification program that offers insights into the ever-growing Health & Wellness industry and takes a comprehensive look at food, nutrition and fast food industry marketing tactics.

*Ask about our combined Reach Ahead opportunity

 
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SHARK ATTACK!

SPORTS NUTRITION PROGRAM

Proper nutrition is vital for young athletes to be healthy and competitive. They need to learn what, when and how to eat and drink before, during and after physical activity and sports. 

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HUNGRY SHARKS! 

COOKING CLASS

Do you want your students to learn how to cook healthy meals and snacks that taste awesome? Then this is the right class for them!
Cooking is a life skill that everyone should have. 

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SKIN DEEP

NUTRITION PROGRAM

What does "natural" on a label really mean? You see it everywhere ... on food, drinks, make-up, face and body products. Are these products safe? This program will help demystify what ‘natural’ really means and provide helpful self-care habits and strategies for a healthier and cleaner body and lifestyle. 

 
Why Food Sharks?

We offer high-quality, dynamic presentations delivered by Registered Holistic Nutritionists and designed in conjunction with OCT trained educators to satisfy Ontario curriculum requirements in Health & Physical Education (Healthy Living) and Media Literacy.

 

Food Sharks programs have been well-received by many students across various Ontario school boards.

 

*Accepted TDSB Educational Partner