Food Skills

There is a strong connection between diet and health, and "food skills" can influence our ability to prepare nutritious, appealing food for ourselves and our families.

To learn more about what food skills are, why they are important and what people's food skills are like in our community, see Food Skills of Waterloo Region Adults, a research study on how skilled Waterloo Region adults are in preparing the foods they eat.

The information in the resources below shows how to:

  • Wisely plan and store nutrient-rich seasonal foods
  • Assess your nutritional intake
  • Read nutrition labels
  • Eat right with recipes for delicious meals, complete with nutrition information


  • Dietitians of Canada's Cookspiration 
    Check for many nutritious and delicious recipes, complete with nutrition information.
  • Freezing Fruit
    Extend your supply by freezing some local fruit. This recipe card provides easy to follow instructions on how to do it.
  • Freezing Vegetables
    Extend your supply by freezing some local vegetables. This recipe card provides easy to follow instructions on how to do it.
  • Peer Program – Region of Waterloo
  • Local programs where you can learn more about topics related to healthy living, including healthy eating, positive parenting, physical activity, falls prevention and more.
  • Health Connect Ontario
    If you have questions or concerns about healthy eating, call Ontario Health Connect at 811 (TTY: 1-866-797-0007) to talk to a Registered Dietitian for free.
  • Nutrition Labelling
    Health Canada's website on mandatory food labelling helping Canadians make healthy and informed choices about the foods they buy and eat.
  • Unlock Food
    Visit this website for reliable nutrition information, healthy recipes, and more.

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