Real Food Potluck

Let’s learn about Real Food…

  • We are so lucky to have so many different choices for the types of food we eat.
  • Some of the food we find on the grocery store shelves can be made with ingredients that we can’t even pronounce.
  • Eating whole, nutritious, and unpackaged food is better for us than eating food that is processed.
  • Real Food can be defined with 5 “N” words including Nutritious, Natural, Near, Naked & Now
  • The more REAL food we eat the healthier we are and the better it is for the planet.



Choose one of the engaging activities below to take action:

  • Real Food Challenge: With your family, make an entire meal with as many “real” food components as possible. Can you make something that checks off all 5 “N’s”: Nutritious, Natural, Near, Naked, Now?
  • No Bake Challenge: Make one of these delicious, simple No Bake recipes found here.
  • Commercial Count: What percentage of food commercials do you think are for REAL food? Make a hypothesis, and conduct a research experiment. While watching TV, record how many food commercials you see. How many are for REAL food, and how many are for non-real, processed food. Calculate the percentage of REAL food commercials and compare with your hypothesis. What do you think about the results?


Journaling prompts

Choose one of the topics below to write about:

  • What did you eat for dinner last night? Describe if/how all or part of it was “real” food. Think about the 5 “N’s”: Nutritious, Natural, Near, Naked, Now.
  • The world would be different if everyone grew their own food because…
  • Imagine if we didn’t have big grocery stores, but only had farmer’s markets instead. How would things be different?
  • Pick one of the 5 N’s, and explain why it is important to the health of the Earth.



Check out some of our favourite Real Food videos:


Programs in the RDCK

If you live in the Regional District of the Central Kootenay, check out this link:



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