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NRC Webinar – Food Literacy in Indigenous Communities in Ontario

May 11, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Promoting food literacy enables healthy eating and may help reduce the burden of chronic diseases among Ontario’s Indigenous peoples. Since food and culture are intrinsically linked, community food literacy programming may also promote Indigenous identity, self-esteem, social bonding and other benefits beyond providing good nutrition. In this webinar, you will hear about different kinds of community food literacy programs that are currently operating in Ontario. You will also learn about program content, logistics, barriers, evaluation and recommendations for running your own food literacy program among Indigenous peoples.

Objectives of this webinar:

  • To learn about food literacy programs in Indigenous communities
  • To discuss challenges and barriers to food literacy programming in your community
  • To Identify best practices & enabling factors to increase success in implementing food literacy programming

Overall goal of Unpacking Food Literacy series

To learn more about food literacy programming happening at the community level across Ontario. To capture promising practices for food literacy delivery, described by community facilitators, for their communities and target populations.

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