Program Supports

The Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba works to support nutrition programs across Manitoba in a variety of ways, including workshops, newsletters, new resources, and site visits.

Registered Dietitians are always part of this team, and help schools offer healthy options to their students.

Learning Opportunities

The Council provides training for nutrition program coordinators to help them become familiar with guiding practices for managing nutrition programs. The training sessions focus on:

  • nutrition education;
  • helpful resources to support all aspects of organizing and running a program;
  • networking and sharing stories and ideas with other coordinators.

2018-2019 Workshops

Plan, Cook & Create
Presented by Manitoba Healthy Food in Schools and Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba. This workshop is for anyone working hands on with breakfast, lunch or snack programs; in canteens, and cafeterias; or with school hot lunches. Spend the day generating menu ideas and working hands on in the kitchen to serve up delicious meals and snacks. You’ll leave this full-day, interactive workshop with fresh ideas for the school year!

We are offering the same workshop 6 times – you pick the date that works best for you!

  • Thursday, October 11 from 9:00am – 3:00pm
  • Monday, October 22 from 9:00am – 3:00pm
  • Thursday, November 8 from 9:00am – 3:00pm
  • Friday, November 23 from 9:00am – 3:00pm
  • Friday, February 8 from 9:00am – 3:00pm
  • Friday, March 8 from 9:00am – 3:00pm

Sergeant Tommy Prince Place (formerly North Centennial Recreation & Leisure Facility), 90 Sinclair St., Winnipeg, MB

Register early! Workshops with less than the minimum number of participants required will be cancelled 7 days before the workshop date. REGISTER HERE!

Contact us at with any questions

Spring 2019 Workshop Swan River, MB
This workshop is hosted in partnership by Manitoba Healthy Food in Schools, Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba, Prairie Mountain Health, and Swan Valley School Division.

  • Friday, May 10 from 10:00am – 3:30pm
  • Doors open at 9:30am for coffee and registration.

Register early! Workshops with less than the minimum number of participants required will be cancelled 7 days before the workshop date. REGISTER HERE!

Contact us at with any questions

If you have a workshop session suggestion or would like to see a workshop held in your community area, be sure to connect with us!

Webinars – School Nutrition Webinar Series 2018-2019

Manitoba Healthy Food in Schools is offering great learning opportunities to help to expand your knowledge on school nutrition and offer useful tips you can use in your school. The recordings for the webinars are now available.

Save Money While Providing Healthy and Tasty Menus: Tips for Limited Budgets
Presenter: Valerie Broeska, RD
Recording available here

Supporting Nutrition and Health – How educators can help!
Presenter: Sarah Cahill, RD Nutrition Educator – Nüton
Recording available here

Building Healthy School Nutrition Environments
Presenter: Megan Bale-Nick, RD, MPH (c) – Manitoba Healthy Food in Schools
Recording available here

Indigenous Food and Culture in the School Environment
Presenter: Tressa Beaulieu, RD
Recording available here


Newsletters, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter help to keep everyone connected so we can network and share ideas between programs. Be sure to follow us!

Receipt Reviews

Registered dietitians review grocery receipts that schools submit. This gives us an idea of what types of breakfast, snack or lunch items are purchased for nutrition programs. This helps us learn what types of food students are able to access. Our dietitians provide feedback and have discussions with program staff and volunteers to see how we can better provide support. The receipts also help us learn new ideas to share with other schools who may have challenges purchasing nutritious food.

Site Visits

Visiting school nutrition programs is a highlight for our program team dietitians. It gives them the opportunity to better understand how all the different programs run throughout the province, and allows for program coordinators and school principals to ask questions and share stories of all the great work that they do.


Parents, community members, school staff, and students are important to nutrition programs as volunteers. You can download our PDF fact sheets on the following topics:

If you are interested in volunteering to support a program check out our Volunteer Opportunity page for more information.