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
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 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?
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
By Amy Campbell, Community Health Promoter It is time to join the movement to discover and use peas, beans and lentils as part of your healthy eating plan. Beans are inexpensive and can be used to create great main meals or sides. You can use canned beans or learn how to re-hydrate them to save … More Peas, beans, lentils: year of the pulse
Meet Your Local Maker Speed dating took on a “local flavor” when area farmers, chefs and other food-related businesses met at Canadore College on Tuesday, Nov 24th. The Meet Your Local Maker event was organized by the Parry Sound & Area Food Collaborative, Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve, and Parry Sound Area Chamber of Commerce. The … More Meet Your (Local) Maker