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Nutrikids is a UBC student initiative that provides nutrition education workshops in elementary schools across the Lower Mainland.
Student volunteers work in “pods” to plan and deliver interactive workshops. Our focus is to teach fundamental nutrition concepts and decision-making skills that will help children make healthy choices and establish positive dietary habits. Each workshop, the student volunteers visit the classroom, bringing stories, songs, games, a variety of bread, fruits and vegetables.
We embrace two guiding principles:
1. To bring our passion for food, nutrition and health, to kids in the community and advocate the importance of healthy eating and living through classroom workshops.
2. To provide university students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and practical skills in nutrition education.
Our fundamental belief is that giving kids the opportunity to touch, feel, smell, taste, and experience a variety of whole foods, is key to cultivating a lasting relationship to healthy eating for life – therefore
healthy, happy kids.
For the 2019/2020 years, Nutrikids took in 76 student volunteers!
Nutrikids is in 26 classrooms across the Lower Mainland.
To sign up for a Nutrikids workshop or for any general inquiries, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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