By: Mairead Rodgers, P.H.Ec.
Calling All PHEcs!
What does the Professional Home Economist (PHEc) designation mean to you?
As graduation season approaches for many university students, OHEA is looking for our PHEc's input! We will be running a New Graduates/How to Become a PHEc series in June to encourage students to pursue the designation, as well as reduce confusion around the process of applying.
A few years ago, multiple individuals were featured on the website regarding what the designation meant to them. We want to refresh this and update the information. We are looking for OHEA members to email what the PHEc designation means to them as an individual, professional, educator, etc. This holds especially true to those that were featured or have been interviewed on the blog...has your response changed or evolved over the last few years?
2018 OHEA Awards -OHEA's President's Distinguished Service Award and OHEA Founder's Honour Award Recipients and Speeches
At OHEA's 39th annual conference on March 24, 2018, Jason Eaton, P.H.Ec., and Erin MacGregor, RD., P.H.Ec., were awarded with OHEA's President's Distinguished Service Award and OHEA Founder's Honour Award, respectively.
Cindy Hartman, P.H.Ec. presented Erin with her award at the conference. Jason was not present at the conference, but Cindy gave a speech about both Erin and Jason at the conference. Cindy presented Jason the OHEA President's Distinguished Service Award 2018 at the LHEA AGM & dinner on Tuesday May 8th at Growing Chefs in London.
Please see photos and speeches below.
Congratulations to Jason and Erin, both very well deserving recipients of the 2018 OHEA awards!
Weekends are for Brunching
By: Jennifer Dyck, P.H.Ec., of Canola Eat Well
Originally posted HERE.
Some of the best conversations happen around the table. There’s something truly special about sharing food together and slowing down to enjoy one another’s company. Brunch is the perfect excuse to get together over food and weekends are simply made for slowing down. Therefore, brunching and weekends are the perfect combo!
Brunch menus seem to vary greatly, so this month, we’ve been asking our #CanolaConnect community:
Honouring Michele McAdoo
At our AGM on March 23rd 2018 at Brescia University College, Michele McAdoo
pounded the gavel one last time. It marked her last day as Chair of the OHEA Board and an eleven year span of serving on the OHEA Executive and Board.
In Michele's honour, we asked OHEA members to send us messages about Michele, along with photos that we have put together in a booklet. Cindy Hartman gave Michele the book in April, and we are happy to share it with you all today!
To view the booklet please click here!
At OHEA's 39th annual conference this past March, all conference attendees went home with a copy of OHEA's cookbook Homegrown! We would love to see what you have cooked from the book so far and share your photos on the blog, along with anything else that you would like to share about the cookbook or the recipes.
Please send photos and/or comments to Tamara at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime from now until the end of May, to be featured on the blog and on our social media channels.
By: Shelby Weaver, Student
Recycling is not a new idea – in fact, Canadians are getting better at it, recycling 255 kilograms of garbage per person that would have ended up in landfills (1). However, there is some misunderstanding about what exactly is recyclable. In 2017, 52,000 tonnes of waste were mistakenly recycled (2). A major contributor to this confusion are disposable paper cups.
Strawberry Margarita Muffins
By: Brittaney Berendsen, RD., P.H.Ec.
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.