Don’t be a Turkey this Thanksgiving, Practice Food Safety!

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!

Waste Not, Want Not

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

Yes you Can!

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!

The Buzz About Bees

Written by: Grace Hunter Summer is in full swing and with it comes the arrival of delicious local fruits and veggies. A lot of work goes into growing fresh produce – farmers till soil, water seedlings, and yank out weeds. However, people aren’t the only ones hard at work – bees play an essential role … More The Buzz About Bees

Food Labs Recap

Quick background: a lab is “a process, one that is intended to support multi stakeholder groups in addressing a complex social problem”. Complex problems cannot be solved by a single actor or solution. Core characteristics of social labs include: a) Drawing participants from a wide variety of backgrounds , sectors, and experiences b) Experimenting with … More Food Labs Recap