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Wednesday, May 11 • 15:00 - 16:00
Making healthy eating possible: Key principles and opportunities for influencing the food environment (Panel)

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This session will explore the key challenges encountered and successful principles being used by those who are working to improve the food environment. From schools, to workplaces, to corner stores, speakers will share their own experiences operating in a wide array of settings and what they learned in their efforts to enact meaningful and lasting transformations to the broad web of influences that affects our everyday food choices. The session covers a wide range of topics and is applicable to all those interested in or currently working to improve the food environment from the national to the local level.


Laurie Dojeiji

Network Manager and Senior Planner - Health Promotion, Champlain Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Network
Laurie Dojeiji is the Program Manager for the Champlain Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Network (CCPN), a multi-sector partnership of organizations that is housed at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and working collaboratively to reduce heart disease and stroke among Champlain area residents. Laurie has been with the CCPN for over 10 years, working predominantly on fostering healthy and supportive environments - initially... Read More →
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Katie German

Field to Table Schools Manager, FoodShare
Katie German is a certified high school teacher and urban farmer. She coordinates the School Grown program, a youth employment focused schoolyard farming social enterprise. She brings over 15 years of working with youth, designing educational programs, and facilitating meaningful learning experiences that are rooted in social justice and building community. She has been farming for 5 seasons and loves the details of a good crop plan and the magic... Read More →
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Catherine Mah

Assistant Professor, Memorial University Faculty of Medicine
Catherine L. Mah, MD FRCPC PhD leads the Food Policy Lab, a multidisciplinary program of research in the policy and practice of public health, with a focus on health-promoting innovations in the food system. Her work integrates population health intervention research and policy action on environmental contexts for consumption. The mission of the Food Policy Lab is to establish the conditions for many sectors and disciplines to act as... Read More →
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Andra Taylor

Regional Dietitian for the Healthy Foods in Champlain Hospitals Initiative, Champlain Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Network

Wednesday May 11, 2016 15:00 - 16:00
Colony Ballroom

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