Introducing Hands On Food: A New Resource for Educators

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Sonya Rokosh

Apr 11, 2023, 4:03:01 PM4/11/23

I'm thrilled to share with you an exciting new online resource that can benefit the educators you work with: Hands on Food. This resource provides a collection of lesson plans to teach food skills and food systems concepts that connect to the BC curriculum. While the lessons are targeted to grades 4-7, they can be easily adapted for any grade (kindergarten through grade 12).


Hands on Food is the product of a collaboration between Interior Health, School District 73, Farm to School BC and the Public Health Association of BC. Our lessons were developed by registered dietitians and educators, and include student-tested recipes and activities that align with the BC curriculum. These hands-on lessons have been successfully implemented in many classrooms, proving to engage and educate students. You can explore our Cook it, Preserve it, Grow it, and Don't Waste it lesson plans by visiting our website at 


We’ve made it easy for you to share Hands on Food with your network. Please visit to access graphics and write ups to promote the resource via email, newsletters, or social media. We believe Hands on Food will help you support educators in teaching nutrition and food skills through experiential learning.


We also invite you to attend our informational webinar in April to learn more about Hands on Food and help us celebrate the launch of this valuable resource. Join us on April 27th at 3:30 pm PST on Zoom by signing up at


Thank you for your time, and please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need further information.



Sonya Rokosh (she/her)
Community Animator, Kamloops Region, SD73 & SD83
I write with gratitude from the traditional and unceded territories of the Secwepemc Peoples. Kukstemc!

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