The Ontario Home Economics Association (OHEA) is pleased to announce a leadership workshop being held in November 2018. The objective of this workshop is to increase awareness, through leadership, of the nonprofit sector to boost a resume, influence a community and network with Home Economists.
What: Career Leadership while Influencing the Community – a Workshop
When: Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 8:30 am to 3 pm
Where: Brescia University College, London, Ontario
Cost: Students $5
OHEA members and guests $20
Payment: Cash at the door
By: Tamara Saslove, P.H.Ec.
Looking for a breakfast friendly loaf recipe? Look no further! With minimal added sugar, this loaf is just the right amount of sweet for any time of day. I love it on it's own, fresh out of the oven or topped with pumpkin butter. This recipe uses spelt flour, which has 4.5x the amount of fibre, compared to white flour and the recipe has even more fibre from the added dates, so don't be afraid to have a slice (or two!).
Submitted by Mary Carver, P.H.Ec.
Bravo to Ottawa Home Economists who held the annual Pant-a-Thon event at Algonquin College on September 4-7, 2018. 536 pairs of culinary uniform trousers were hemmed (over four days) resulting in a donation to the Algonquin College Food Cupboard of $4,275.00.
By: Andrea Gaudet of the Half-Assed Hobbyist
Originally posted on September 19, 2016 on the Half-Assed Hobbyist.
This whole gardening year I have had high hopes that I would have enough tomatoes to make this savoury tomato jam. With the devastating falling over of my giant tomato plants, I thought for sure I would be waiting till next year to achieve this dream. But. My plants had other ideas.
I managed to collect enough for two batches of a savoury tomato jam that was an office favourite at the test kitchen I worked for back in AB. Essentially its the most fancy ketchup analog you'll ever eat. I love it on toast, warmed up on sandwiches, or even by the spoonful. Haha. ;)
By: Brittaney Berendsen, RD., P.H.Ec.
By: Erin MacGregor, RD., P.H.Ec. of Howtoeat
Here at How to Eat, 2018 has been a fruitful year of hands-on learning about where our food comes from. Over the past several months, Dara and I have had opportunities to meet farmers, plant scientists and agriculture experts in a number of different settings, and we’ve learned a lot about what is and isn’t true when it comes to our food system.
Last month, the folks at Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan invited us out to Saskatoon where we hobnobbed with real-life Canadian farmers and producers who hosted us in touring their farms and production facilities and fielded some of the most common questions we hear from our friends, family and followers.
Farm and Food Care’s mission is to provide credible information on food and farming to non-farmers. They are supported by most of the major agricultural groups in Saskatchewan, along with food processors, agri-business, government and individuals who support their vision of connecting consumers to food and farming.
I completed my Bachelor's of Applied Science in Applied Human Nutrition at the University of Guelph in 2015. After that, I worked a handful of different jobs before ending up working in the Product Development department at McCormick Canada as a Culinary Technologist. I also started working as a nutrition coach at Degree CrossFit Seaforth during that time. I then completed my dietetic internship through London Health Sciences Centre in August 2018.
By: Rachelle Provost, VP Communications
Over the last two weeks, the OHEA website has been down for maintenance, and we are excited to release the updated version. You may have noticed the navigation on the site has changed with tabs being moved and new options being available. This blog post is intended to help members understand the largest changes.
Recent studies show that the disease burden of mental illness in Ontario is an alarming 1.5 times higher than all cancers put together and more than 7 times that of all infectious diseases. Spanning from children to middle-aged adults, many are suffering from mental and emotional distress. Rates of anxiety and depression are occurring on a larger scale making it important to build emotional and mental strength.
Experts at Mental Health America (MHA) found that good feelings can boost one’s ability to deal with stress, solve problems, think flexibly, and even fight disease. Hence why creating a positive mindset by taking care of your body’s emotional and mental needs is an important part of self-care for both children and adults.
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.