By: Laura Thibodeau
What is a fun fact about yourself?
During my previous degree, my friend and I decided to take up cross country skiing as a fun way to hang out and get in shape. Two years later in 2016 I placed in the top 15 female racers at the American Birkebeiner 24km Nordic ski race- which is part of the largest cross-country ski race in North America.
By: Shannon Crocker, RD, P.H.Ec.
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Current status: Open
Opened on May 27, 2019 and will close on June 23, 2019
About the consultation
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has launched a public consultation to seek comments on the proposed guidelines for "Product of Canada" and "Made in Canada" food labelling claims.
Consumers have told the government that they want to be able to better identify Canadian foods. So the Government of Canada is reviewing the guidelines for "Product of Canada" and "Made in Canada" food labelling claims.
Uncovering the roots of farming sustainability
By: Elisa Fitzpatrick, OHEA Student Member
Did you know that less than one in five Canadians lives in rural communities?
The connection between us and where our food comes from is stretching further and further apart. With more people as city dwellers than rural land owners, a vast majority of people are no longer connected with our agricultural practices and the importance of sustainability in the agriculture sector.
Environmental sustainability of the food chain is frequently examined, but often, agricultural sustainability is left out of the discussion. What most consumers do not consider, are the tasks that farmers undertake to ensure that their practices remain sustainable.
Today my hope is that I can educate you on some ways that farmers establish sustainable practices, minimize their environmental impact, and continue to ensure that their farm land and resources will be bountiful for the future.
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.