Why Canada Needs a Universal School Food Program
July 27, 2020
Canada is the only G7 country without a national school food program and sadly ranked 37th out of the world’s 41 wealthiest nations for access to healthy food. The implementation of a Universal Healthy School Food Program is in the best interest of Canadian children as it would support their health, well-being and education equitably.
Grow at Home
July 16, 2020
With the uncertainties of COVID-19, the Ontario Student Nutrition Program (OSNP) and the Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) wanted to equip students with the materials they needed to grow their own food at home as a possible step towards self-sustainability.
OSNP Southwestern Region’s Emergency Response to COVID-19
June 11, 2020
With the closure of educational institutions due to COVID-19, the Ontario Student Nutrition Program (OSNP) Southwestern Region made the decision to reallocate the funding for their Student Nutrition Programming (SNP) to an initiative called the ‘Good Food Box’.
Diversify Dietetics Canadian Chapter
June 8, 2020
The mission of Diversify Dietetics, as the name suggests, is to increase diversity in the field of dietetics by empowering individuals from under-represented minority groups.
World Food Safety Day 2020
June 7, 2020
At Nutrition Connections our team strives to accelerate knowledge and advance practice in nutrition. One way we feel this can be done is emphasizing why World Food Safety Day is important and providing our audience with tangible resources and expert advice.
Increasing Food Literacy At Home- Teaching Kids About Healthy Food
May 14, 2020
With families spending more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a greater opportunity for kids to learn about where foods come from and develop healthier eating practices.
Expanding Food Security in Canada – From Community Gardens to Home Gardening
May 1, 2020
Before the decision was made to allow community gardens to open later in April, Brampton introduced Canada's first citywide Backyard Garden Program.
Let’s Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day by Eating Sustainably!
April 22, 2020
On this important day reserved for environmental activism and education, it seems appropriate to highlight the importance of our eating choices and their impact on our environment.
Growing Competent Eaters: Pearls from NC’s Shifting the Feeding and Eating Conversation Workshop.
April 9, 2020
On March 5th, 2020, Nutrition Connections hosted a workshop in partnership with the Ellyn Satter Institute (ESI) to introduce and explore the models of feeding dynamics and eating competence.
Effective Food Literacy Strategies in Elementary and Physical Eduction
April 7, 2020
In March, Ophea hosted a French webinar with a specific focus on effective food literacy strategies in Health and Physical Education at the elementary level.