Canada's Food Price Report 2018
The 8th edition of Canada’s Food Price Report, published by both Dalhousie University and the University of Guelph has been released!
Some findings from the 2018 report:
-Food inflation over the last 12 months has been reasonable for Canadian households, a trend which is expected to continue.
-In 2018, food prices in Canada are expected to rise 1% –3%.
-Annual food expenditure for a family of 41is expected to rise by $348 to a total of $11,948 in 2018.
-Vegetables and food purchased at restaurants are expected to see the highest increase in 2018.
-The food service industry is expected to be responsible for 59% of the anticipated food expenditure
-Higher minimum wages will not have an impact on food prices, since most companies are finding innovative ways to cut operating and labour costs and the focus on protecting margins will be enhanced as a result.
-Major food topics for 2018 are expected to be the ongoing aversion to animal proteins, the new Canada’s Food Guide, and the rise of the Grocerant.
To read the full report, click here!
By: Tamara Saslove, P.H.Ec.
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By: Jason Eaton, P.H.Ec.
So it's Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday or better yet Pancake Tuesday and in keeping with the day I made a couple batches of pancakes. You could go out and pick a box of Aunt Jemima up at the store but pancakes are so simple to make from scratch. Here is my favourite pancake recipe I learned in kindergarten class and has been my go to recipe ever since.
Doris Badir, P.H.Ec., was a Canadian Home Economist highly respected throughout the world. She was a leader within the Home Economics profession, serving as president of both the Canadian Home Economics Association (1976-78) and the International Federation for Home Economics (1988-92). As part of her work with IFHE, she was instrumental in influencing the United Nations to declare 1994 as the International Year of the Family. In academia, she served as Dean of the Faculty of Home Economics at the University of Alberta; following her term as Dean, she was an Advisor to the President on equity issues until her retirement in 1990. For her international leadership in home economics, she was awarded honorary doctorate degrees by the Universities of Alberta, Manitoba and Helsinki. Doris passed away in June, 2011, at the age of 87.The Doris Badir Award in Home Economics/Human Ecology Leadership was initiated by Betty Crown, Dianne Kieren, and Marie Slusar in cooperation with the Alberta Human Ecology and Home Economics Association to honour Prof. Doris Badir.
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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.