Raising the Salad Bar: Together bringing more healthy, local foods into British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador Schools.
Originally posted HERE on Farm to Cafeteria Canada
Farm to Cafeteria Canada is pleased to announce that we are partnering with the Whole Kids Foundation, the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Public Health Association of BC, Sustain Ontario, Equiterre, Food First NL, and Quebec En Forme to deliver Farm to School Canada Grants to Schools in 4 provinces – BC, ON, QC, and NL. The grants valued at up to $10,000 are designed to establish or enhance efforts to bring more of the local harvest into schools where it is featured in a salad bar meal service. We want to see more students and school communities engaged in growing, purchasing, harvesting, cooking, serving, learning about, and eating healthy local foods at school.
The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) recently released the final report of its Food Literacy Attitude and Awareness Research Project, with support from the Government of Ontario in partnership with the Greenbelt Fund.
OHEA is proud to have been a part of the advisory committee along with the Nutrition Resource Centre, AgScape & Farm and Food Care Ontario.
By: Carol Harrison, RD & Andrea Villneff BASc, P.H.Ec., Chef
This free E-recipe book is filled with delicious recipes that the whole family will enjoy. Click HERE to download your free copy! A huge thanks to the sponsors that made this e-book possible; Ontario Apple Growers, Ontario Turkey Farmers, Canada Beef, and Canola Eat Well.
By: Getty Stewart, P.H.Ec. of gettystewart.com
To get a lovely string of homegrown garlic, you’ve got to get those cloves in the ground now – in the fall!
We are proud to be promoting food safety via our social media platforms in conjunction with The Canadian Partnership for Consumer Food Safety Education (CPCFSE). We are looking for tips from our members to share in order to communicate and educate consumers about food safe practices.
We have set a goal of posting 3 photos + tips each month and are looking to you to help us achieve it!
It's super simple! All we need from you is...
1. An original photo
2. A brief description of a unique food safety tip or a brief description of what food safety means to you.
We will put the two together to create an infographic similar to the two below submitted by OHEA members Jason Eaton, P.H.Ec., and Tamara Saslove, P.H.Ec., and presto, we will share your photo and tip on all OHEA social media platforms to help increase public food safety awareness!
By: Erin MacGregor, RD & P.H.Ec of howtoeat.ca
Click here to see the original blog post!
Choosing sustainable, affordable and healthful seafood can seem crazy hard.
This is a big fat complicated topic, friends. My head was spinning at the number of resources I reviewed while trying to find the best information for you.
I’m going to try and keep this as simple and as transparent as possible, and in the end I hope you find this was a practical resource to get you started in making the best choice for you and your family.
The first question I asked myself was, “What are people thinking about when buying seafood?”.
It turns out, a whole whack of stuff. And depending on who’s buying, the biggest priority is going to change.
We are proud to be promoting food safety via our social media platforms in conjunction with The Canadian Partnership for Consumer Food Safety Education (CPFCFSE). We would like to hear tips from our members and share them in order to communicate and educate consumers about food safe practices.
Please click here and scroll down the page to see some of the most recent contributions made to get an idea of tips that other people are sharing.
We would like to have at least 3 tips each month from OHEA members to share, so please help us reach this goal! All you have to do is submit an original photo and a brief description of unique food safety tips you may have, or a brief description of what food safety means to you. If you have an idea but no photo let us know and we can help you out.
If you have any questions, please contact Jason Eaton: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Waste Less and Enjoy More Fresh Produce
By: Theresa Makarewicz, P.H.Ec.
Excerpted from Homegrown, by Mairlyn Smith. Reprinted with permission of Whitecap Books.
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
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