Speaking Up for School Food

Imagine… A young child travelling on the school bus for 45 minutes to get to school. Despite having breakfast, the child’s stomach is growling by the time class starts. A junior high school student with early morning soccer practice. It’s a mad rush to get to the field and then class, with no chance to start the day with a healthy breakfast. A child from … Continue reading Speaking Up for School Food

More Than Just Something to Eat

A common question I get as a dietetic student is what drew me into the field and why I wanted to be a dietitian. I give the same answer each time. When I went into my first year of university, I was jokingly afraid of gaining the “freshmen 15.” I thought that taking a nutrition course would teach me about food and how to eat … Continue reading More Than Just Something to Eat

Growing Food Leaders: A look back at the first year of the Community Food Leader Certificate Program

Last month we wrapped up our first Community Food Leader Certificate Program, with thirty participating organizations from across NS in Cape Breton, Cumberland and Halifax! This program is for community-based organizations and businesses who want to start or grow lasting and meaningful food initiatives in their region. Check out our short video to learn more: This year, participating organizations ranged from food banks, family resource … Continue reading Growing Food Leaders: A look back at the first year of the Community Food Leader Certificate Program

Plants to Plates Launch AND how to get kids to eat the good stuff?

We are very excited to announce that the Plants to Plates Activity Guide is ready, and free to download here.  What is Plants to Plates you might ask? The aim of the Plants to Plates program is to educate kids about how to grow, cook and choose foods. The Plants to Plates program is the result of over five years of program development. This program … Continue reading Plants to Plates Launch AND how to get kids to eat the good stuff?

Can Food Really Be Our Medicine?

Imagine the scenario: You’re in your doctor’s office facing health issues that include anything from extra weight, to high blood pressure, diabetes, or even arthritis. Instead of issuing you a prescription for medicine, or simply telling you eat better, the doctor hands you a prescription for healthy food. From there, you head to a local market to pick up your weekly dose of fresh fruits … Continue reading Can Food Really Be Our Medicine?