Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about how this holiday season will be different because of COVID-19. For me, cooking with family members, sharing meals together, and passing along food traditions is a big part of the holidays. No matter which winter holiday(s) you celebrate – for example, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Réveillon, Christmas, and Kwanzaa – food usually plays a central role. … More Connecting Over Food While Apart
Do YOU know where your food is from? It’s that time of year when many delicious, nutritious fruit and vegetables are available from within our communities. So it’s a perfect chance to highlight the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve’s Local Food Guide: Grown by the Bay. The Local Food Guide can help you find where to … More Time for Local Food
Strawberries are a beloved fruit. They are delicious and fun to pick with the family. But how well do you really know strawberries? Here are some fun facts for you to be able to enjoy this juicy fruit even more. Nutrients Strawberries are packed with nutrients. Notably, one serving (1/2 cup) of strawberries has a … More Berry Sweet Days Ahead
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
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
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?