Filled with opportunities for experiential learning and tasting, kindergarten and grade 1 students have fun exploring a variety of foods and new food experiences.

About Food Explorers

The Food Explorers program will expose kindergarten and grade 1 students to concrete, first-hand experiences with food, focusing on the mysteries of tastes, textures and colours of food. The goal of the program is to encourage students to try new foods and to eat a wide variety of foods. Research has shown that the more foods an individual is familiar with, the more varied their diet will be.

The big idea? Students come to see themselves as someone who enjoys trying new foods and new food experiences!


  • Cost: FREE
  • Dates (Choose one)
    • Friday, November 3, 2017,
    • Friday, January 12, 2018,
    • Friday, February 9, 2018, OR
    • Friday, March 2, 2018
  • Time: 9:30am – 3:00pm
  • Location: Dairy Farmers of Manitoba (4055 Portage Avenue)

This interactive workshop will include:

  • Training on current childhood nutrition recommendations and best practices and effective classroom nutrition education
  • Opportunity to purchase teaching kit* ($20) that includes:
    • Teacher guide with classroom activities
    • Class set of recipe collector cards (re-supplied annually at no cost)
    • Class set of colourful stickers (re-supplied annually at no cost)
  • Ideas for fun and nutritious classroom snacks (and samples of course!)
  • A Make and Take - Mystery Can for nutrition activities


*Program materials are only available to teachers who have taken a workshop.

It is free to attend the workshop. There is a one-time cost of $20 to purchase the initial kit – student materials and any updated program materials are re-supplied annually free of charge. French student materials are also available.

Note: Lunch is not provided. You are welcome to bring a lunch with your (there’s a refrigerator and microwave for use), or to step out during the lunch break.

Resources & Materials

Curriculum Connections

Learn about nutrition in accordance with Manitoba’s physical education and health education curriculum, while also teaching and building upon other school subjects.

Additional Program Resources

These free resources will also be provided to workshop participants:

  • Ideas for fun and healthy classroom snacks (and samples of course!)
  • A Make and Take - Mystery Can for nutrition activities
  • Classroom poster


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Food Explorers

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