Educator Training: Grade 6
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.
Nutrition is a cross-curricular topic. Meet outcomes in many other subjects while teaching nutrition.Contact us to learn more
What comes with the program
The following resources are provided at no cost to workshop participants
With lesson plans, teaching ideas, student activities, and assessment tools
Feeding with Love and Good Sense: 6 through 13 years
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?
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
Smoothie Ingredients Removable Stickers
Materials available for purchase
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.