Making healthier food choices is about:
- becoming more knowledgeable about the choices you make;
- taking steps to make it easy to make healthy choices for yourself and your family.
- Find the latest recommendations from Health Canada and Canada's food guide.
- The Dietitians of Canada has reliable, life-changing advice.
You can harvest many healthy foods from the land in Yukon. Eating traditional foods can help you connect to your culture while improving your health.
You can also use this fun traditional foods colouring book to help kids get interested in eating healthy traditional foods.
What about vitamin D?
Yukoners need vitamin D at every stage of life, year 'round. Find out more about the importance of vitamin D.
- Find out more about how eating together promotes good nutrition and helps develop healthy eating habits.
- Find out how to spend less money, but still eat healthy foods.
- Cookspiration has a menu planning tool and app to help you plan on the go.
- Better Together has a variety of tips and recipes.
Build a healthy relationship with food
Ellyn Satter Institute provides resources to build healthy relationships with food and bring the joy back into eating.
Read about healthier beverage options for your family, such as water, milk and smoothies.
Resources for feeding kids
- Find information on how to make nutritious breakfasts, lunches and snacks and deal with picky eaters.
- Read about how to help your toddler develop healthy eating habits for a lifetime.
- Read about nutrition for young athletes.
Eating healthier at work
Get ideas on how to host a healthy meeting.
Resources for teachers and schools
- Find more information on why it's important for schools to promote healthy living in Yukon
- Learn how to incorporate healthy eating into classroom celebrations.
- Teachers can learn about the risks of drinking energy drinks for teens and children.
- Teachers can learn about different options to food rewards in schools.
- Teachers can learn how nutrition helps kids learn better.
- Learn how we promote health in our schools.
What does Health Promotion do?
We support healthy choices in Yukon by:
- providing training and resources to support health professionals;
- helping to develop policies and guidelines to support healthy food environments;
- developing programs and initiatives to raise awareness about nutrition;
- improving access to:
- nutritious foods;
- food knowledge; and
- cooking skills;
- supporting NGOs and community groups in delivering healthy eating and cooking programs by providing:
- training; and
- small grants;
- promoting positive social and cultural traditions around eating;
- developing healthy eating resources that are relevant and accessible to all Yukon people;
- responding to community requests for presentations, with priority given to requests that are focused on building or skills or capacity.
If you have questions, email email@example.com. You can drop by our office.
In person: 2nd floor, 305 Jarvis Street in Whitehorse. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 867-456-6160; toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 6160.
Government of Yukon
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6