High school students, local politicians and industry partners took part in a unique food literacy classroom demonstration May 25, 2016 to learn about the new SixbySixteen.me resource and find out about a new Photo My Food social media contest.
SixbySixteen.me – a site developed by the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) – took over the nutrition class of Grade 10 students at Thorold Secondary School in Thorold, Ontario. Students watched a cooking demonstration and presentation by Chef Derek Roberts of Fraberts Fine Foods in Fergus, and learned about the resources available on SixbySixteen.me that help young people learn how to cook, find local food and make healthy choices for lifelong health. Michele McAddo, P.H.Ec spoke to the group about the importance of this new initiative in improving food literacy. Cindy Hartman, P.H.Ec. and Carolyn Frail, P.H.Ec. were also at the event representing OHEA. For more information about this initiative, visit www.sixbysixteen.me
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.