Adult Nutrition Classes


Eat4Life is a program developed by the Registered Dietitians working in the Community Primary Care and Public Health Partnership to help Windsor-Essex residents learn more about nutrition, physical activity, and behaviour change. 

This program is unique, research-based, and consists of three courses: Healthy Living, Weight Management, and Mindful Eating. Eat4Life courses are offered by many organizations throughout Windsor and Essex County, at different times and locations throughout the year. 

For more information about any Eat4Life course at a location near you, please visit the Shared Community Health Calendar.

To learn more about each course, click on the headings below. 

This course focuses on building skills in label reading and meal planning, as well as healthy grocery shopping, holidays, celebrations, and much more. It also teaches the importance of physical activity, and how to set goals for successful lifestyle changes.

This self-directed e-learning course consists of five classes and many resources. It is recommended that the course be completed over a 5-week time period (i.e., one class per week), to provide enough time to put the different skill-building lessons into practice. Each class is approximately 1 to 1.5 hours in length, but you will be able to start and stop as many times as you’d like. Classes within the course talk about key healthy eating topics, which build on each other.

Class 1: Nourishing You starts off the course and discusses what healthy eating means, why physical activity is important, and how to set SMART goals.

Class 2: Choosing Healthy Foods focuses on how to make the best food choices, and teaches the important skill of reading food labels. This class also looks at the benefits of physical activity, as well as things that affect healthy eating habits.

Class 3: Menu Planning talks about how to meal plan for yourself and your family, healthy cooking tips, and the importance of hydration. Strength training, the barriers to physical activity, and how to stick to new habits are also discussed.

Class 4: Grocery Store Tour takes you on a virtual tour of the grocery store, providing tips for healthy shopping along the way. This class also looks at how our environment plays a role in our healthy eating habits.

Class 5: Enjoy Your Food teaches the importance of eating together, and healthy eating while eating out and in times of celebration. Flexible physical activities and mindful eating are also introduced.

What device do I need? What browser should I use?

You can log into this course from your computer, laptop, tablet, or phone, and at a time and place that works best for you and your schedule. Most modern web browsers should work with this e-learning module.

What if I have questions while taking the course? 

If you have questions about the course content, you can check out the Frequently Asked Questions section or contact a dietitian via the “Ask a Dietitian” portal. 

The Eat4Life Healthy Living course aims to build a foundation of healthy habits to help you make healthy choices for life. This course is recommended as the first course to take in this series, as it provides a basis of healthy living information that will assist with the teachings of the other two courses. 

In this five week course, you can join a Registered Dietitian to learn how to change old habits, nourish your body and mind, choose foods, plan menus, and get active.

Building on the principles of the Eat4Life Healthy Living course, the focus of Eat4Life Weight Management is to help participants manage their weight using healthy eating and physical activity. In this seven week course, participants will work with a Registered Dietitian and look at a number of topics that relate to reaching and keeping your best weight. 

In order to take this weight management course, participants must have:

If you meet the above criteria, please call the organizations below for more information about upcoming classes and how to register:

Organization Phone Number
CMHA Health Centre 519-971-0116
Windsor Family Health Team 519-250-5656

The focus of the Eat4Life Mindful Eating course is on being mindful of what we eat, and how the environment around us plays a role in health. In this course, participants can learn how to become more aware of how the mind plays a role in health and wellness.  Also five weeks long, this course can be taken on its own or following another Eat4Life Course.

Eat4Life courses are offered by many organizations throughout Windsor and Essex County, at different times and locations during the year.

A list of organizations offering Eat4Life courses, and their phone numbers:
Organization Phone Number
Amherstburg Family Health Team 519-736-7770
CMHA Health Centre 519-971-0116
Essex County Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic 519-776-6856
Harrow Family Health Team 519-738-2000
Lakeshore Community Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic 519-728-9116
Leamington and Area Family Health Team 519 -322-1100
Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre (SOAHAC) 519-916 -1755
Windsor-Essex Community Health Centre 519-258-6002
WECHU 519-258-2146
Windsor Family Health Team 519-250-5656

Eat4Life is brought to you by the Community Primary Health Care and Public Health Partnership of Windsor and Essex County.

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