Food Literacy Toolkit
Welcome to the Food Literacy Toolkit, created in collaboration with Dietitians in Public Health. This toolkit will act as a road map for connecting learning to your SNP!
Student Nutrition Programs (SNP) aim to make nutrient rich foods available to all students, with a focus on fresh vegetables and fruits. The combination of the availability of fresh produce and knowledge about why these items are part of a balanced diet is important to making healthy choices.
Food Literacy is:
- Knowing about food
- Having food skills
- Feeling confident about food when choosing, preparing and eating
- Making food decisions
- Strongest when you have a supportive food environment, food system, living situation and culture and traditions!
Foodland Ontario’s Produce Availability Guide can be found here and referenced each week!
Food Fact Sheet
Where do cucumbers go for a date?
Answer: The salad bar!
How do cucumbers become pickles?
Answer: They go through a ‘jarring’ experience
What did the Papa tomato say to the Baby tomato?
Answer: Hurry and Ketchup!
What is a tomato’s favourite kind of dance?
Answer: the salsa!
How do you wake up a sleeping pepper?
Answer: You ring its ‘bell’!
What do you call a pizza with only peppers on it?
Answer: a pepper-only pizza!
I am a fruit who sounds like there might be two of me, at Christmas time partridge birds sit in me. What am I?
When is an apple grouchy?
Answer: When its a crab apple!
What kind of apple isn’t an apple?
Answer: a pineapple
What do you call two apples next to each other?
Answer: a pear
What do you call a dinosaur who only eats kale, broccoli, and cauliflower?
Answer: A cruciferous rex!
What kind of flower should never be put in a vase
Answer: a cauliflower!
What do you get when you cross a broccoli with a vampire?
Answer: Count Broccula!
What did the lettuce say to the celery when the celery got engaged?
Answer: ‘Lettuce Celery-brate’!
I’m round but I’m not a ball, I’m fruit but I’m not a grapefruit, I can be seedless but I’m not an orange, I can be red or green but I’m not an apple, I come in a bunch but I’m not a banana. What am I?
Sugar Snap Peas
What do vegetables wish for more than anything else in the whole world?
Answer: Peas (peace) on earth
I’m sometimes a baby but I don’t cry, I can be a type of cake but I’m not chocolate, I’m a vegetable but I’m not broccoli, I can be peeled but I’m not a potato, I’m orange but I’m not an orange, I’m found on a snowman but I’m not a scarf. What am I?
I grow on trees but am not a leaf, I’m spherical but am not a soccer ball, I provide juice but am not an apple, I’m sometimes naval but am not a sailor, I’m coloured but am not read. What am I?
I have hard skin but I’m not a rhinoceros, I’m sometimes cut into rings but I’m not a tree, I’m yellow on the inside but I’m not a mango, I’m a fruit but I’m not a banana, I’m a topping on a Hawaiian pizza but I’m not ham. What am I?
I am a fruit that you might eat at lunch, when there is a group of me we are known as a bunch. What am I?
I can be decorated but I’m not a house, I can be boiled but I’m not a kettle, I have a shell but I’m not a crab, I can be cracked but I’m not a joke, I come from a chicken but I’m not a nugget. What am I?
There was a green house and inside the green house there was a white house, inside the white house there was a red house, inside the red house there were lots of seeds. What am I?
This normally grows in fields, it’s a grain from what I hear. It can be eaten piece by piece. or straight from a long ear. What am I?