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

Workshops
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, Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba & Food Matters 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! See the full agenda HERE.

When:
We are offering the same workshop 4 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

Where:
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 info@childnutritioncouncil.com with any questions

Spring 2019 Workshop
We are planning a spring workshop in Swan River, MB. We will post the details when they are available.

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 – Manitoba Healthy Food in Schools
Manitoba Healthy Food in Schools is excited to offer three great learning opportunities. In October, November, and December, they are hosting FREE webinars, which they hope will help to expand your knowledge on school nutrition and offer useful tips you can use in your school.

Thursday October 4, 2018 at 3:30-4:30 pm CST
Supporting Nutrition and Health – How educators can help!
Presenter: Sarah Cahill, RD Nutrition Educator – Nüton

Thursday November 1, 2018 at 3:30-4:30 pm CST
Building Healthy School Nutrition Environments
Presenter: Megan Bale-Nick, RD, MPH (c) – Manitoba Healthy Food in Schools

Thursday December 6, 2018 at 3:30-4:30 pm CST
Indigenous Food and Culture in the School Environment
Presenter: Tressa Beaulieu, RD

Click HERE for more information and a link to register.

Communication
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.

Volunteers

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.