Food Skills for Family

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Overview

The Canadian Diabetes Association Food Skills for Families program teaches healthy eating and cooking skills with a focus on reaching Aboriginal, new immigrant, Punjabi and low income families, and most recently seniors, throughout British Columbia (BC).

Food Skills for Families is a hands-on curriculum based program that makes healthy eating, shopping and cooking easy, quick and fun. The Canadian Diabetes Association offers this successful six-session program to teach people how to make healthy meals, snacks and beverage choices and to gain confidence in the kitchen through a six week cooking program administered by community facilitators, who have been trained by the BC Healthy Living Alliance (BCHLA).

Programs are delivered to targeted, priority ‘at-risk’ populations. Since 2008 over 1000 Food Skills for Families has been delivered in over 110 communities throughout BC. The program has positively influenced healthier eating behavior.

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