Peak of the Market
The Government of Manitoba
Manitoba Association of Home Economists

Resources

Vegetable Storage and Preparation Tip Sheet

Government of Manitoba - Healthy Eating - Ages and Stages

Farm to School in the Classroom

The Farm to School Manitoba Healthy Choice Fundraiser is not only a profitable fundraiser for your school or licensed daycare, but it also provides numerous teaching opportunities for educators. While students are talking about and selling fresh, local vegetables to family and friends, why not also educate them about:

  • Healthy food choices
  • Canada's Food Guide
  • Sustainable food systems
  • Agriculture in Manitoba
  • Food preparation and culinary skills
  • Local food production, marketing, and distribution

Whether in preschool, elementary, junior or senior high school, we're confident this fundraiser can be tied to many interesting discussions and learning opportunities for your students.

Fun Vegetable Activities for Children

  1. Celebrate World Food Day by creating a "Soup Day" in your classroom! Watch this tutorial on how to make a vegetable soup!
  2. Vegetable Jokes -- Short Version
  3. Onion on a Spoon Relay
  4. Capture the "carrot" (aka capture the flag)
  5. Veggie Jeopardy
  6. Fruit & Vegetable Jokes -- Long Version
  7. Make a Veggie Hat Activity!
  8. Plant vegetables or herbs indoors and watch them grow!

Canada's Food Guide

Manitoba Healthy Food In Schools

Nutrition for Early Learning and Child Care