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Wednesday, May 11 • 11:15 - 12:15
Community initiatives to help clients, patients and the public overcome a challenging food environment

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This concurrent session features examples of how dietitians can support the creation of healthier food environments and help their clients, patients, or the public navigate the current food environment.

Guys Can Cook! Best Practices: Nutrition Games, not Hunger Games!
Guys Can Cook! Project (GCC Project) is cross-sectoral partnership involving seven community health centers. The project is funded by Ontario Trillium Foundation to deliver series of capacity building and skills development workshops to male youth ages 13 to 18 in seven neighbourhoods according to community health centres catchment areas. Guys Can Cook! workshops include food skills, nutrition education and job search preparedness components. Over the past two years GCC Project boasts over 100 graduates, 7 trained peer leaders and 14 programs delivered across seven neighbourhoods. Our graduates demonstrate improved culinary skills, increased knowledge about healthy eating practices and awareness about their food choices.

Let's Talk Food Lambton Community Food Assessment
A Community Food Assessment is currently underway in Lambton County. This presentation will discuss how local food system stakeholders collaborated to conduct an environmental scan, identify community food assets and gaps, and determine food-related priorities. These steps are informing the creation of recommendations for proposed action to improve access to healthy food, access to local food, and food knowledge and skills in Lambton County.

Souper Sisters
Souper Sisters is a innovative initiative of the Port Hope Community Health Centre that provides nutritious homemade soups made from excess freshly donated produce. In this session, participants will learn how a simple meal like soup has impacted clients and community of the Port Hope Community Health Centre, including creating a culture of wellbeing, expanded healthy eating choices for clients, and educational opportunities. Participants will be provided an overview of the logistics needed to initiate this project, barriers faced, and how this project has evolved over a two year period.  

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Simone Edgington

Public Health Nutritionist, Lambton Public Health
Simone has been a Registered Dietitian with Lambton Public Health since 2008. With a focus on food security, she promotes healthy eating by planning, developing, implementing and evaluating nutrition programs and supporting healthy public policy development. As Co-Chair of the Sarnia-Lambton... Read More →
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Julia Fursova

Project Coordinator, Four Villages Community Health Centre
I wear many hats – I am an educator, researcher, an artist and a parent.  I am passionate about food justice, health equity and participatory education. Currently, I am a Project Coordinator for the Guys Can Cook! project with the Four Villages Community Health Centre and a second... Read More →
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Adam Hudson

community dietitian, port hope chc
As a community dietitian, I use my nutritional education and culinary background to take a client-centered approach that focuses around nutritious and wholesome food. I am an advocate for bringing food back to the table and believe that culinary education for both clients and... Read More →

Wednesday May 11, 2016 11:15 - 12:15 EDT

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