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How does climate change affect the food system?

Date: April 21, 2022

As Earth Day is Friday April 22nd, we wanted to set aside this time to engage with our community and welcome an interdisciplinary panel of experts to discuss the latest findings on the impact of climate change to food systems (in Canada), and to respond to participant’s questions. 


Hannah Tait Neufeld

Hannah is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo and holds a Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Health, Wellbeing and Food Environments. Her work utilizes multidisciplinary and collaborative research approaches, working with Indigenous families on the revitalization of Indigenous food systems and supporting Land-based practices in southern and urban settings within Canada.

Anneke Hobson

Anneke worked as a Public Health Dietitian for 5 years in Kingston, Ontario, and in 2022 left to start her own private practice as The Kiwi RD. She is a co-author of the Board of Health report Diets for a Cool Planet: Healthy, sustainable diets for Toronto.

Renita Lam

Renita is a private practice dietitian in Toronto, Ontario. Her interest in sustainable diets began with a project during her Master’s degree and continues to help her clients with climate-friendly food choices.

Helen Doyle

Helen Doyle chairs the Ontario Public Health Association’s Environmental Health Work Group, working with public health partners to promote and advocate for action on environmental health issues including: climate change, air quality, water quality, housing, built and natural environments and children’s environmental health. Helen is on the Board of Directors for the Windfall Ecology Centre, a Green Communities Canada non-profit organization that delivers environmental programs and services in York Region and Toronto. Helen retired from York Region Public Health in 2018 following a very rewarding and exciting 30 year career.


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