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Flavours of the Rainbow

Create a nutritious rainbow while learning about the benefits of a well-balanced diet.

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  • What materials do you need for this activity? 
  • How will you make it? 
  • How much time do you need to complete this activity? 


  • Create a rainbow using art material and place same coloured food items in each rainbow ray. 


  • What do you know now that you did not know before?  
  • What was your favourite part of this activity? 
  • What would you change next time?  
  • Why do you think it’s important to eat different colours of food? 
  • Remember to submit your activities on our Scouts for Sustainability Take Action Map

Keep it Simple

  • Instead of creating a rainbow, have youth organize a list of food into categories that correspond with the food guide. 

Take it Further

  • Now that youth are aware of the different food categories, have them plan a day’s/weeks’ worth of meals using the rainbow they created and the Canada Food Guide. Consider utilizing this activity to plan a meal during a weekend camp.