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Educator Training: Grade 6

Cost

FREE*

Dates

See below registration form for available workshop dates* or contact Amanda at amanda.hamel@dfc-plc.ca to book an alternate date for your staff.

*VIRTUAL workshops available to Manitoba residents ONLY

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Time

2 hour virtual workshop

Location

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.

Testimonials

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

  • “The free materials are easy to implement and are useful for a variety of different learning styles.”

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What is Powerful Bones?

Powerful Bones is a nutrition education program designed to help students understand that bones are dynamic, living tissue. Register for a teacher workshop; you will receive information and activities to help students understand that adolescence is  a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build strong bones. Students will learn about calcium-rich foods and movement that builds strong bones, and practice this knowledge through games and hands-on food activities.

Who is this workshop for?

  • Grade 6 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
    • Student activity sheets (French and English), bone remodeling video, ready to sue lesson files
    • Class set of parent brochure Do You Think About Their Bones and class set of smoothie builder + stickers to take home**
  • Ideas for fun and nutritious classroom snacks (and samples of course!)

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

** Resources for home are re-supplied annually at no cost to teachers who have taken a workshop.

What about Canada's new food guide?

Read more on how to use Powerful Bones with Canada's new food guide.

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Mini Smoothie Grant

  • Did you know? If you are a Grade 6 teacher using Powerful Bones, you may be eligible for a Mini Smoothie Grant of up to $25! This grant will help you purchase ingredients to make a nutritious snack with your students as a fun way to wrap up the Powerful Bones program. For more information on how to qualify, visit here.

Christ the King school students whizzing up some delicious smoothies!
Ms Teresa Edward's class

Nutrition is a cross-curricular topic. Meet outcomes in many other subjects while teaching nutrition.
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Resources

What comes with the program

The following resources are provided at no cost to workshop participants

  • Teacher guide

    Teacher guide

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

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

    Feeding with Love and Good Sense: 6 through 13 years

  • USB

    USB

    Contains student activity sheets (English and French) in standard pdf format as well as pdf with fillable form fields Bone Remodelling Video and ready to use lesson files (PowerPoint & Smartboard)

  • Do you think about their bones?

    Do you think about their bones?

    Almost all bone tissue is built during childhood and adolescence. This brochure provides parents with information about food and activity to help maximize their child’s bone building potential.

  • The Smoothie Builder template

    The Smoothie Builder template

  • Smoothie Ingredients Removable Stickers

    Smoothie Ingredients Removable Stickers

OPTIONAL MATERIALS

Materials available for purchase

  • Food Picture Cards (Bilingual)

    Food Picture Cards (Bilingual)

    A set of 103 food pictures with a food group legend on the back (5”x7”cards).

    $ 20.00

Other Materials

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