Educator Training: Grade 5




See below registration form for available workshop dates* or contact Amanda at to book an alternate date for your staff.

*VIRTUAL workshops available to Manitoba residents ONLY

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2 hour virtual workshop


VIRTUAL (hosted via Zoom or Teams)

* Please be reminded that this is NOT a school field trip. These workshops are meant for educators to attend only.


  • “I’m excited to share with my students how to better follow the food guide and eat healthier.”

  • “Very hands-on and interactive with helpful resources that are ready to go. Excellent workshop!”

  • “The ready to use lessons and Smartboard activities are fabulous. Best of all, it’s all free!”


What is Power to Grow?

Power to Grow is a nutrition education program designed to help students understand how the body uses food and offers tools for making informed food choices. If you teach Grade 5, register for this interactive teacher workshop to help you guide students through a wide variety of nutrition topics including digestion and media influences on food choices. Program resources help students apply nutrition knowledge through critical thinking.

Who is this workshop for?

  • Grade 5 classroom teachers
  • Physical Education teachers
  • Educational Assistants, Resource Teachers, Foods and Nutrition Teachers and those who interact with the same group of students regularly

What do you learn in a teacher workshop?

  • Teachers learn:
    • Current child nutrition recommendations & best practices
    • How to integrate food and nutrition education with core curriculum
    • How to talk to students about food, bodies and movement in a safe way
    • How nutrition intersects with mental health and wellbeing
    • To learn more about our teaching philosophy, check this out

What do teachers get after attending a workshop?*

  • Training on current childhood nutrition recommendations and effective classroom nutrition education
  • The initial kit includes:
    • Teacher’s Guide* – lesson plans, teaching ideas, student activities, and assessment tools
    • Classroom posters
    • Student activity sheets (French and English), 4 videos to support teaching, and Smartboard ready lessons
  • Ideas for fun and nutritious classroom snacks (and samples of course!)

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

What about Canada's new food guide?

Read more on how to use Power to Grow with Canada's new food guide.

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Nutrition is a cross-curricular topic. Meet outcomes in many other subjects while teaching nutrition.
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What comes with the program

Participants leave the workshop with a variety of free resources related to nutrition education for early-middle years students.

The following resources are provided at no cost to teachers:

  • Teacher Guide

    Teacher Guide

    Includes lesson plans, teaching ideas, student activities and assessment tools

  • 2 posters

    2 posters

    Healthy Bodies poster

    Sizing Up Food Guide Servings Poster

  • Feeding with Love and Good Sense: 6 through 13 years

    Feeding with Love and Good Sense: 6 through 13 years

  • USB with student activity sheets

    USB with student activity sheets

    (English and French), Smartboard ready lessons


Materials available for purchase

  • Bilingual Food Picture Cards

    Bilingual Food Picture Cards

    A set of 103 food pictures with an index (5”x7”cards).


    • Exposing kids to a variety of foods
    • Sorting foods based on size, shape, colours etc.
    • Sorting foods based on ecology e.g. how it grows, where it comes from
    • Sorting foods based on similarities and differences


    A note for educators: Please do not sort or categorize foods as “good/bad”, “healthy/unhealthy”, “sometimes/everyday” as this can disrupt a kid’s relationship with food and create confusion. For more information, please contact us.


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