Educational tools and reference tools

The tools we create are simple, credible, fun and adapted to the realities of all families, including those experiencing food insecurity. They’ve been designed to promote healthy eating for the whole family, before and after the birth of a baby.

 

All Fondation Olo tools are available for free download. Just click the link for each tool to download the PDF. Some tools are also available for sale in print version. You can order them by filling out this online form.

 

For community workers and practitioners

Fondation Olo | Dépliant - Organisations de la communautéBrochure describing what’s offered to community organizations

This brochure summarizes the collaboration levels we offer community organizations. It presents what Olo offers organizations and the ways to get involved.

You can use the brochure to provide information and in presentations.

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The brochure is available in French.


Fondation Olo | Guide de référence - Organisations de la communautéReference Guide and Olo Tool Briefing Sheets

The Reference Guide gives support to the organizations that help families acquire healthy eating habits. It presents the foundations of the 1000 Days to Savour Life approach. Fondation Olo gives you clear definitions and a common language relating to the behaviours to encourage in families, particularly those in a low-income situation. These messages are based on the latest recommendations on nutrition and the perinatal period.

The Olo Tool Briefing Sheets give details on how to use the educational tools included in the Discovery Kit, along with examples.

You can use these tools as a reference to include or help you enrich activities on nutrition in your organization.

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The Reference Guide, the Olo Tool Briefing Sheets and the bibliography are available in French.


Fondation OLO | Profils alimentairesDiscover the world and its many flavours

A reference document to support perinatal interventions on nutrition with newcomers to Quebec. It presents dietary facts on 44 countries grouped into 11 regions.

You can use it to prepare your support when you are working with an immigrant family.

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The guide is available in French.

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For parents

Fondation Olo | Brochure de recettes "De la saveur au bout des doigts"Recipe booklet: Great Taste at Your Fingertips

A collection of 25 simple, nutritious, low-cost and tasty recipes for the whole family. The recipes in this booklet were developed with a focus on making cooking easy and enjoyable for everyone. These recipes are straightforward, made for families with little cooking experience or with difficulty reading, as well as with limited financial resources. They are also especially adapted for pregnant women and young children.

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Our 100 recipes are available in French or English. *To get the illustrated version, click the PDF button in the recipe.

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Fondation Olo | Menu et liste d'épicerie

Planner – Menu and Shopping List

This 52-page pad (1 page per week for a year) is made to list the foods available at home and to plan the coming week’s meals. The grocery list is made to jot down any missing ingredients that need to be bought to make the planned meals. One pad can be given per family, or it can be used in group workshops on meal planning.

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The planner is available in French or English.

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Fondation Olo | Garde-manger de baseBasic Pantry

A pad of 50 detachable sheets. Each sheet has a list of essential ingredients to have on hand to prepare a wide variety of recipes. Most of Fondation Olo’s recipes can be made with these ingredients.

One detachable sheet can be given per family.

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Online availability: Basic Pantry is available in French or English.

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Fondation Olo | Équipement de base en cuisineBasic Kitchen Tools

A pad of 50 detachable sheets. Each sheet presents a list of useful tools and utensils to have in the kitchen to prepare a wide variety of recipes. Most of Fondation Olo’s recipes can be made with this equipment.

One detachable sheet can be given per family.

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Online availability: Basic Kitchen Tools is available in French or English.

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Fondation Olo | Clé USB vidéosUSB key – Video clips

This USB key contains short videos (between 30 seconds and 2 minutes) dealing with 3 major themes: eating behaviours, cooking techniques and breastfeeding. You can watch the videos with families during group or individual workshops, or refer parents to the content on our blog.

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The videos are available on our website in French and English, also on YouTube.


Fondation Olo | Exemple de repas équilibrésExamples of balanced meals

This booklet illustrates the balanced plate recommended by Fondation Olo for pregnant women and young children. There are 7 sample meals presented to make the balanced plate easier to understand and apply in real life.

 

It can be used in workshops that address healthy eating for families.

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Our examples of balanced meals are available in French or English.


Fondation Olo | Infographie | Tofu“Discover a Food!” posters

These fun, colourful posters teach about basic foods like apples, squash, rutabaga and cabbage. Each poster presents information on how to select the food and store it, how to use it, how to prevent waste and more!

 

A set of 10 posters 11 x 17 is available to order, to decorate the walls of your organization. You can also print the 8½ x 11 posters to give to families.

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The 8½ x 11 posters in PDF format are available in French or English.


Fondation Olo | Outil "Compose ta collation idéale"“Create the Perfect Snack”

This tool suggests a variety of nutritious foods that can be used to make up an ideal snack. It’s simple to understand that, in order to keep hunger at bay until the next meal, a snack must combine two types of food: a carbohydrate-rich food and one with protein.

 

This tool can be used in workshops with families and given to parents to refer to and look for inspiration.

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The “Create the Perfect Snack” tool is available in French, English, Spanish and Arabic.


Fondation Olo | Signet promo du Blogue OloOlo blog bookmarks

The Olo blog is a great source of information on helping kids acquire healthy eating habits early on in life, for both families and community workers. The blog presents simply worded content that’s available for free to everyone. It includes recipes, articles, video clips, games, colouring pages and many other tools.

These bookmarks can be given to parents to point them to the Olo blog. Bookmarks are available in batches of 50.

 

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For kids

Fondation OLO | La trousse d'outils pour les parents | Livre pour bébé : Bienvenue à table!Book: Let’s Have Dinner Together!

The goal of this little book is to highlight the importance of having family meals and of creating a mealtime routine. Looking at and reading this book with children will give them a better appreciation of family meals while developing healthy eating habits that will allow them to grow up healthy.

This book can be given to parents to read at home. It can also be used during activities with children’s groups.

Available in French only.

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Fondation Olo | Livre | Découvre les aliments avec moi!Book: Look at All These Yummy Foods!

Through illustrations of 14 nutritious, tasty foods, this picture book offers a simple and fun way to teach tiny tots (and their parents) the pleasure of eating well. The book introduces low-cost foods that are easy to find at the grocery store and that are easy to include in home-cooked dishes.

This book can be given to parents to read at home. It can also be used during activities with children’s groups.

Available in French only.

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Fondation Olo | Assiette pour enfantChild’s plate

This colourful, fun plate is designed to allow baby to take part in family meals.

This plate can be used in workshops with families or given to parents to use at home.

Text on plate in French only.

 

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Fondation Olo | Jeu à imprimer | Cartes motsWord-card game

These plasticized cards present colour illustrations of foods and kitchen tools. The game can be adapted as the child grows. The card game introduces kids to foods, and teaches them to recognize foods or pair them.

The game can be used in group workshops with kids or given to families for at-home use.

This set of plasticized cards is available in French only.

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The games are available in PDF format in French or English.

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Fondation Olo | Jeu à imprimer | Cherche et trouveSeek and Find game

This game familiarizes children with foods in a fun way. Children can identify foods, pair them and discover them through the illustrations.

 

The game can be used in group workshops with kids or given to families for at-home use.

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The games are available in PDF format in French or English.


Fondation Olo | Coloriage | PommeColouring pages

These colouring pages allow young children to discover various foods through play, stimulating their curiosity about cooking and eating.

 

The colouring pages can be used in group workshops with kids or given to families for at-home use.

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The colouring pages are available in PDF format in French or English.


 

 

 

Fondation Olo would like to thank the National Bank, our Benefactor Partner, for its financial support in the creation of educational tools for immigrant families.

 

Fondation Olo | Partenaire | Banque Nationale