Alberta Nutrition Guidelines

Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children and Youth: A Childcare, School, and Recreation/Community Centre Resource Manual

Government of Alberta

The Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children and Youth (ANGCY) can assist Albertans to create an environment that provides healthy food choices and promotes healthy attitudes about food.





Food Action in Recreation Environments (FARE) Project

Alberta Policy Coalition for Chronic Disease Prevention

This website provides a collection of resources to support communities in developing and implementing healthy food and beverage policy in recreational facilities. Resources include evidence reviews, policy templates, and stories of healthy policy change, as well as a tool to help assess your community's readiness for policy action.


Healthy Eating in Recreation and Community Centres

Government of Alberta

This easy to read booklet is for people who work or volunteer at Alberta recreation centres and community centres. This booklet is also for food service operators. This booklet will help to explain the Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children and Youth.






Healthy Food Checker

Alberta Health Services

Enter the nutrition information from a Nutrition Facts Table into this tool to find out if a food or beverage choice is a Choose Most Often, Choose Sometimes or Choose Least Often food, according to the Alberta Nutrition Guidelines.


Healthy Eating Starts Here

Alberta Health Services

This website provides many resources, manuals and toolkits to support healthy eating where people live, work, learn and play.

Healthy Eating Starts Here: Steps to a Healthier You helps Albertans understand what it means to eat healthy and how to make personal changes in their eating habits where they live, work, learn or play.

Here are some useful links from the Healthy Eating Starts Here website:

Healthy Vending Toolkit

Sports Nutrition for Youth: A Handbook for Coaches

Collective Kitchen Manual

Community Gardens Handbook: A Guide for Community Groups in Alberta

Community Wellness Toolkit

Communities ChooseWell

The Healthy U Communities ChooseWell program provides free registration to communities and organizations and provides a series of online learning modules, webinars, as well as regional seminars, aimed at engaging communities to provide envrionments that support healthy eating, recreation and wellness.

RecFocus: Healthy Food Environments Module

Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

RecFocus is a series of facility and topic specific analytical services that uses real time comparative data to assess the competencies of an organization or municipality and suggest relevant best practices. Analyze your recreation facilities' nutritional programs, policies and best practices with the Healthy Food Environments module.

Hosting Healthy Sporting Events Toolkit

Ever Active Schools

This electronic toolkit has many resources for schools and recreation centres, such as healthy choices menus, ready-made posters and presentations, success stories, and research and policy information. The 3-minute Hosting Healthy Sporting Events video is a great tool to spread the word about why healthy choices in school and community settings are important.