Where to Find Peer Worker Resources

The Region of Waterloo Public Health Resource Centre has a number of kits, videos and books that both Peer Health Workers and Community Nutrition Workers may find helpful. These can be borrowed free of charge and alternate pick-up and drop-off locations may be available depending on your location.

Speak with a Resource Centre staff member to find out more about these alternate locations, 519-883-2256.

Lesson Plan Templates

Food Skills Module: Cooking with Children Ages 6-11

Food Skills Module: Flavouring Foods - Beyond Fat and Salt

Food Skills Cooking Class Template

Food Skills Workshop Template

Blank lesson plan for a Cooking Session

Blank lesson plan for a non-Cooking Session

Nutrition and Healthy Eating - useful website links

General websites

Dietitians of Canada
Dietitians of Canada public website includes tips, frequently asked questions and fact sheets on nutrition.

Use eaTracker to check your food and activity choices, analyze your recipes, plan your meals and more.

Plan, Shop, Cook
Information to help you plan a healthy diet, shop wisely and cook up nutritious and delicious recipes.

EatRight Ontario
EatRight Ontario has been designed to help you improve your health and quality of life through healthy, nutritious eating. This service provides easy-to-use nutrition information to help you make healthier food choices. It includes a toll-free number for Ontario residents to speak with a Registered Dietitian 1-877-510-5102.

EatRight Ontario - My Meal Planner 

Region of Waterloo Public Health - Canada's Food Guide 

Canada's Food Guide Resources

Eat well with Canada's Food Guide!
Learning more about Canada's Food Guide will help you and your family know how much food you need, what types of foods are better for you, and the importance of physical activity in your day.

What is a Food Guide Serving?
Learn more about what food and beverages are recommended by Canada's Food Guide as well as the appropriate serving size for each item

Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide: A Resource for Educators and Communicators
This resource provides background information, tips and tools to complement each recommendation in Canada's Food Guide.

Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide: First Nations, Inuit and M├ętis
This new food guide includes both traditional foods and store-bought foods that are generally available, affordable and accessible across Canada and provides unique images and content.

Translated Versions of Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide
These translations are available for use with the French, Arabic, Chinese (traditional or simplified), Korean, Farsi (Persian), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil and Urdu speaking communities.

My Food Guide
My Food Guide is an interactive tool that will help you personalize the information found in Canada's Food Guide. In addition to English and French you can choose to print this tool in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese (traditional or simplified), Farsi, Korean, Russian, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil or Urdu.

Eat Well and Be Active Educational Toolkit
The Eat Well and Be Active Educational Toolkit is designed to help those who teach groups of children and adults about healthy eating and physical activity, and encourage individuals to take action to maintain and improve their health.

Feeding Children

Region of Waterloo Public Health - Feeding Your Baby 

Region of Waterloo Public Health - Breastfeeding  

Region of Waterloo Public Health - Feeding Your Preschooler (1-3 years) 

Region of Waterloo Public Health - Feeding Your School Age Child (4-9 years)

Region of Waterloo Public Health - Mealtime Struggles

Food Security

Sources of Emergency and Low-Cost Food  
A resource to help people in immediate need of food

Food Skills Resources

Community Kitchens 
Information about collective kitchens. Click, "About us" for more links. 

All You Can: A hands-on guide to creating a community cannery
West End Food Cooperative, Toronto (Parkdale), ON (2011) 

Food shopping and Label Reading Resources

Nutrition Labelling
Health Canada's website on mandatory food labelling helping Canadians make healthy and informed choices about the foods they buy and eat.

EatRight Ontario's nutrition labelling videos

Interactive Nutrition Label: Get the Facts

Safe Food Handling Resources

Fight Bac!
An educational website about safe food handling and preparation

Healthy Growth & Development - useful website links

Before Baby is Born

Region of Waterloo Public Health

Developmental Milestones (birth to 9 years)

Region of Waterloo Public Health - Baby's First Year

Region of Waterloo Public Health - Preschool 1-3 years 

Region of Waterloo Public Health - School age 4-9 years   

Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development 

Best Start -On Track: Supporting Healthy Child Development and Early Identification in the Early Years

Nipissing District Developmental Screen

Healthy Family Relationships

Region of Waterloo Public Health - Domestic Violence


Invest in Kids - Comfort-Play-Teach

New Parent Resource Guide (Waterloo Region edition) 

Caring for Kids
Canadian Pediatric Society website for parents & caregivers

Region of Waterloo Public Health - Positive Parenting 

Region of Waterloo Public Health - Discipline