CANCELLED: Nutrition Standards in Shelters and Hostels*

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Date(s) - 12/10/2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Toronto Hostels Training Centre (THTC)


* This is a free workshop (no show/chargeback fee of $40 applies). 

Where the following is asked “Workshop paid by…” please indicate who is responsible for being charged the no show/chargeback fee.


This half-day training session is designed for those directly involved with food handling and will focus on nutrition throughout the life cycle and nutrition for persons with diverse dietary needs.  Using Canada’s Food Guide as a foundation, participants will learn new and creative ways to apply healthy eating and nutrition strategies within their shelter and/or hostel.  Menu development will be explored to help plan nutritious meals while meeting the Nutrition Standards.


  • You must be prompt and present for the course. Any time missed will result in certificates not being issued.
  • A certificate of attendance will be provided upon successful completion.


Learning Objectives:

By the end of the session, participants will have an increased knowledge of:

  • Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide, including portion sizes and key messages.
  • The ‘Food Safety and Nutrition Standards’ section from the Toronto Shelter Standards and how to plan a healthy meal that meets these standards.
  • The impact of nutrition throughout the lifecycle, how to adapt client meals according to specific life stages, and where to find reputable nutrition information.
  • Common health conditions that can impact eating habits of clients living in shelters or drop-ins such as: addictions, mental health, and poor dentition.


Target Group: Cooks, Individuals who handle and/or prepare food


REGISTRATIONS ARE CLOSED FOR THIS PROGRAM - THTC DOES NOT MAINTAIN A WAITLIST or CANCELLATION LIST. Please refer to the training calendar for future availability.