Food First NL’s SCOFF video series celebrates, preserves, and shares a wealth of traditional food knowledge from seniors in Newfoundland & Labrador, through 8 short, enlightening, and often humourous documentaries.
Cooking & Food Preparation
Resources to put safe and nutritious food on your plate. This includes finding local food, meal planning, kitchen skills, and sharing knowledge from Seniors.
Food Safety Information, Department of Health and Community Services
As a collection, these interviews shine light on how the way forward towards a better food system can begin by looking for inspiration in our past, and in our backyards.
Newfoundland & Labrador Farm Guide
The Newfoundland and Labrador Farm Guide gives information on farms across the province. It also covers the rich variety of foods and products that we produce here at home.
10 Ways to Eat Local Food
This fact sheet, from Food First NL lists ten ways people in Newfoundland and Labrador can eat more local food.
NL Local Food Seasonality Chart
This local food seasonality chart, created by Food First NL, has growing information for a wide variety of local produce. It shows when each can be harvested, kept in cold storage, reserved, or when they are simply unavailable.
Food First NL Seasonal Buy Local Guide
A chart of locally grown, fished, and foraged foods available throughout the year in Newfoundland and Labrador
Food First NL Weekly Meal Planner
This graphic can be printed for use at home.
Health Canada Meal Planning
This resource, from the Government of Canada, offers Canadians some easy ideas for planning meals and snacks. It also has some tips for keeping a well-stocked kitchen, which will allow you to make easy and healthy food choices—even in a pinch!
Health Canada Recipes
This resource, from Health Canada, gives a number of quick and healthy meal ideas—for breakfast, lunch and dinner—that you can use when time is tight.
Nutrition Facts to Help You Make Informed Food Choices
This resource, from Health Canada, explains all of the information you will find in the Nutrition Facts table, and will help you use this information to make healthier food choices.
Understanding a Food Label
This resource, from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, helps explain what information can be found on a food label. This resource covers things like: ingredient lists, allergen declarations, date marking, etc.
Home Canning Safety, from Health Canada
Home Bottled Food Pamphlet, Government of NL
How do I freeze?
The National Centre for Home Food Preservation is a place to get up to date, research-based guides for most methods of home food preservation. This resource page has information on freezing a wide variety of foods.
Home Freezing of Seafood
This resource, from the Pacific Northwest Extension Publications, outlines some easy to follow instructions for safely freezing and thawing seafood.
Thinking about your weight? What about your health?
This resource, from the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, encourages you to look at your whole health. This means looking at healthy eating, physical activity, self reflection, and personal care.
Easy, Tasty… Nutritious: Healthy Eating for Healthy Aging
Healthy Eating for Healthy Aging—was created to provide older adults with the important information they need about healthy eating. The guide will help them plan and cook meals that fit with Canada’s Food Guide.
Basic Food Skills, Tips & Resources for Community Food Mentors
From the Mapleton Teaching Kitchen, tips and practices for safety and effectiveness in the kitchen. The tips are useful for anyone—beginners or experts alike—and can be used by community food mentors who are working with others in the kitchen.
Budget Friendly Cooking Tips for Individuals and Groups
Resources for affordable healthy eating, including grocery shopping tips and recipes.
Learn about veggies with this campaign: Veggies from A-Z
The resource, from Half your Plate, has information on all vegetables from A-Z. It includes nutrition facts, serving sizes and purchasing/storage tips for all vegetables.
Extending the Growing Season – Teleconference
Ross Traverse, author of “Ask Ross Traverse About Gardening: Practical Advice for Gardeners in a Cool Climate” and owner and operator of Traverse Gardens in Torbay, NL, speaks about extending the growing season in this teleconference. Ross covers a number of topics, such as: greenhouses, cold frames, hotbeds, soil heating, plastic mulch and row covers, and more.
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