For the health of it - Canola oil is a good source of vitamins E and K and is packed with omega 3 fats. Omega 3 fats are an anti-inflammatory that can help protect against heart attacks and strokes. Our bodies don’t produce omega 3 fats, so we need to get them from food.
It also has the lowest amount of saturated fats—half that of olive oil. Saturated fats are the fats linked to heart disease.
For the Taste of it – It’s neutral flavour and light taste makes it great for baking and cooking. When you add herbs and spices, canola oil absorbs the flavours making it very versatile.
For the Heat of it – Canola oil is great to use on the barbeque because it has a high heat tolerance (as high as 242 C/468 F.) Other oils break down and lose their nutritional value at high temperatures. Don’t be afraid to fire up the grill—it can take the heat!
It’s Canadian – Grown for you by over 43,000 family farmers on the Canadian Prairies. It’s your local Canadian choice.
For more information visit: Canola Eat Well
This year's Ontario Home Economics Association Conference was a huge success! The speakers, the venue, the food, the exhibitors, the conference committee, the emcee, the raffle prizes, the silent auction, and the delegate bags were all phenomenal. We are grateful to our sponsors who made this memorable day possible and would like to take the opportunity to extend our sincere gratitude.
OHEA is very thankful for the overwhelming support of our sponsors, who were not only instrumental in the success of the conference, but who were paramount in helping us spread awareness and understanding of the incredible and diverse profession of Home Economics.
You can view our full list of sponsors here...
By: Mary Carver, P.H.Ec.
Once a year, Professional Home Economists from across Ontario come together for a weekend of business, professional development, networking and fun.
This year, the events take place at the 34th Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Ontario Home Economics Association (OHEA) at the University of Toronto on March 22nd and 23rd.
So what’s behind the conference theme - Be a Winner in Challenging Times?
The Ontario Home Economics Association, a self-regulating body of professional Home Economists, promotes high professional standards among its members so that they may assist families and individuals to achieve and maintain a desirable quality of life.