We hosted an event Friday December 1st to talk about food insecurity (food insecurity is defined as: inadequate or insecure access to food because of financial constraints. People experiencing food insecurity: 1) worry about having adequate amounts of food, 2) do not eat suitable quality or selections of foods, 3) and/or have inadequate amounts of … More Hungry for Change: Recap
By Monika Hotson, Health Promotion Student Health Canada has decided to put restrictions on the marketing of foods and beverages to children. Canadians may have many questions as to what is being proposed and the purpose of these changes. Here are some answers to potential common questions: Why restrict marketing food and drinks to children? … More Restricting Marketing to Kids
By Monika Hotson, Health Promotion Student Your very own garden could be the solution to save money while still getting a healthy diet. Here are 5 easy tips to save money with gardening. Rain barrels Water bills can be back breaking high. Solution? Get a rain barrel. They collect rain so you can water your … More 5 easy ways to save money by gardening
It’s a good idea to reflect on things you’ve done and to try to apply your learnings to future endeavors. So let’s reflect on what the Parry Sound & Area Food Collaborative (PSAFC) did in 2016! Presented at the Chamber of Commerce’s ‘Business Over Breakfast’ networking event at Canadore College (January, local caterer Mrs Wilson’s … More 2016 in Review
By Michelle Lane, Dietetic Intern Every year about 4 million, that’s 1 in 8, Canadians are affected by food-borne illness a year. There are several more cases that may not have even been reported. Food borne-illness can range from an upset stomach to a hospital visit. Bacteria are naturally found on many foods, especially raw … More Don’t be a Turkey this Thanksgiving, Practice Food Safety!
Written by Grace Hunter Canada has a rotten habit of producing an enormous amount of food waste. Every year, more than 31 billion dollars worth of food goes to waste, more than half of which comes from people throwing out food in their homes. This wastes not only food but the resources needed for food … More Waste Not, Want Not
Throwing away food that has not been eaten is money wasted. So get creative, and use your extras and leftovers! Here are some tips: – Cool and store leftovers quickly after cooking to avoid spoilage. Use within 2-4 days in the fridge, or 6 months in the freezer. – When freezing, label and date your … More Food skills 101: Re-Thinking how to use …
Written by Amy Campbell CHP It’s that time of year again- do you have bucket loads of tomatoes harvested and you don’t know what to do with them? Preserving foods by home canning is a good way to enjoy ripe and tasty food year round. Invest in basic canning equipment for approximately $60 and get … More Yes you Can!
Written by Grace Hunter The 2016 Summer Olympics features the world’s top athletes competing to take home a coveted gold medal. Whether they’re competing in swimming, biking, or diving, athletes require nutritious food to fuel their race to the podium. To keep the competitors well fed at all hours of the day and night, the … More How to Eat Like a Champion
Written by Grace Hunter When hunger strikes and you reach for a granola bar for a quick pick-me-up, are you making a healthy snack choice? It turns out that while the public often thinks of granola bars as healthy, nutritionists feel differently on the matter. The divide between what the American public thinks is healthy … More How well do you know your healthy foods?