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Wednesday, May 11 • 14:00 - 14:50
Resources and tools to help your clients, patients and the public navigate 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.

Encouraging Healthier Eating with Half Your Plate
Half Your Plate is a new program that encourages Canadians to add more fruits and vegetables to every meal and snack. The Half Your Plate logo and messaging appears on produce packaging and is featured in many retailers across Canada. The program also has a free Dietitians’ Network to encourage feedback from the health community and share materials. Through simple messaging, tips, and recipes, Half Your Plate and Culinary Ambassador Chef Michael Smith are helping Canadians eat more produce, one meal at a time.

Appetype- Using technology to promote mindful eating
In this session, participants will learn about Appetype, an online app that promotes mindful eating by using a daily quote to coach clients to a more holistic and goal oriented approach that doesn't focus on outcomes. It encourages behaviour change through the nourishment and physical activity journals using language to coach a mindful approach.

Recipe resource for Healthy Aging
Given Ontario’s rich agricultural sector, there is an opportunity to use a ‘food-first’ approach to promote nutrition and healthy aging. This presentation will share the development of an evidence-based resource to promote older adult’s consumption of nutrient-dense Ontario agriculture. The resource was created by a research team at University of Guelph and Agri-food for Healthy Aging, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging. The resource features over 50 recipes and highlights the evidence-based age-related health benefits of the Ontario-grown foods, strategies to make preparation easier, and testimonials from older adults and Ontario farmers.


Danielle Gullo

Registered Dietitian, Southlake Academic Family Health Team

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Alison Duncan

Professor, University of Guelph
Alison M. Duncan, Ph.D., R.D. is a Professor and Associate Director of Research at the Human Nutraceutical Research Unit (HNRU), in the Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences (HHNS) at the University of Guelph. Following an undergraduate degree in Applied Human Nutrition... Read More →
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Kori Kostka

Registered Dietitian, West Durham Family Health Team
Kori is a Registered Dietitian at the West Durham Family Health Team in Pickering, Ontario, Canada. There she has implemented Health At Every Size® (HAES) among the staff and patients. In her private practice setting, Kornutrition, she runs various mindful eating retreats within the community. Kori has a passion for spreading positive body image and HAES messages through social media daily. She is actively part of the National Eating Disorder Information Centre's Conference Steering Committee. She just released her mindful eating app Appetype for A... Read More →

Vanessa Sherry-Schwarz

Communication Manager, Canadian Produce Marketing Association
Vanessa Sherry-Schwarz is the Communications Manager at the Canadian Produce Marketing Association. There she assisted with the development and launch of the Half Your Plate program, including working with key stakeholders such as dietitians and produce industry representatives to... Read More →

Wednesday May 11, 2016 14:00 - 14:50 EDT

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