Hungry For Change: Food Insecurity Forum

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Hosted by the Parry Sound & Area Food Collaborative, a half day forum on food insecurity

Friday, December 1, 2017
Registration 8:30 a.m.
Opening 9:00 a.m.
Lunch* provided 12:00-1:00
Free symposium – please be considerate and if you are registered, but unable to come, fill your spot with another member of your team.

Food insecurity – the inadequate or insecure access to food due to financial constraints – is a serious public health problem in Canada. It negatively impacts physical, mental, and social health, and costs our healthcare system considerably.

Valerie Tarasuk
is a Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto, and the Principal Investigator on this research program. Val’s research extends to Canadian food policy and population-level dietary assessment, but her primary focus is food insecurity. She has worked to elucidate the scope and nature of this problem in Canada, and examine policy and programmatic responses. Her recent work includes studies on food charity, community programs, and analyses of population survey data to elucidate the health, nutritional, and socio-demographic correlates of household food insecurity in Canada.

Jane Shrestha
from Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit will speak about the Cent$less campaign.

Carolyn Doris
from Nourish Peterborough will speak about its innovative programs dedicated to eating, cooking, growing, and advocating for good food.

*Registration numbers will be used to cater lunch so please do register. If you have dietary restrictions other than gluten free and vegetarian, please email us at