Concurrent Sessions A

November 13th | Concurrent Sessions A

November 13th 2015 | 13:15 - 14:15

A1 - How can policy measures increase healthy and local food for students?

Panelists will discuss how policy can improve nutrition for students and will approach this topic from various perspectives including: advocacy, education, health, agriculture and research.  
Audience participation is welcomed and encouraged.

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Download the presentation of Kim Raine.

  National   |     Le Grand Salon   |    EN & FR (simultaneous translation)

​Panelists:
Hon. Serge Rousselle,Q.C., Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, Attorney General, New Brunswick
Kim Raine, PhD, RD, Professor, University of Alberta
Anupama Joshi, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the National Farm to School Network (U.S.)
Monique Potvin Kent, PhD, Replacement and Adjunct Professor, University of Ottawa


Moderator:
Lesley James, Senior Health Policy Analyst, Heart and Stroke Foundation

There are numerous policy interventions to increase access to healthy and local food, but how does one ensure they are utilized and have an impact on the health and wellness of students? The process to influence policy and implement change in this area is challenging, but lessons can be learned from both failed and successful experiences. Our panelists will discuss how policy can improve nutrition for students and will approach this topic from various perspectives including: advocacy, education, health, agriculture and research.

A2 - Healthy indigenous communities: From coast to coast

This session will include presentations from the Anishnabe community in Lac-Simon; students, teachers and community members from Haida Gwaii and the Horizon Health Network in Fredericton.

  QC, BC, NB   |     Hochelaga 3   |    EN & FR (simultaneous translation)

The Anishnabes of Lac-Simon: Innovative hunter-gatherers!

Mathieu Vallet, Principal advisor for indigenous mentoring, Québec en Forme
Karen Morency, RD, Québec en Forme

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Within the Anishnabe community of Lac-Simon several local partners mobilized around the issue of food security supported by the local nutritionist and Québec en Forme. Since 2005, they managed to implement, within the two schools in the community, a series of initiatives that fit into the logic of the right to good nutrition. This concept will be defined and illustrated by courses of action and practices related to food in Anishnabe and in the school environment including the catering service, the community garden, the food policy and the awareness, learning and experimentation actions.

The Haida Gwaii story: How we went local on an island with abundance

Shelly Crack, Community Dietitian, Northern Health
Kiku Dhanwant, Local Food in Schools Coordinator, Farm to Cafeteria Canada
Honna Edenshaw, student from Haida Gwaii
Shaunnay Edgars, student from Haida Gwaii

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The team from Haida Gwaii will showcase murals from their three learning circles. Local artists Sheila Karrow and Fanny Aishaa recorded the essence of the gatherings visually. The presentation of the murals will capture the community’s vision for the island around local food, the goals to get there and the progress they made between learning circles.

Feed the Lions… Building a healthy school community

Shauna Miller, RD, Public Health Dietitian, Horizon Health Network

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The Feed the Lions program’s goal is to find a sustainable solution for student hunger at Leo Hayes High School in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Using a comprehensive school health approach, Feed the Lions found a solution to a "Wicked Problem" that has resulted in universal lunch and backpack programs, which are not only satisfying hungry stomachs but are building school and community connectedness.

A3 - Engaging Youth for School Food Action

This session will highlight youth engagement in schoolyard farms and food literacy with speakers from Fresh Roots, FoodShare and Roots to Harvest.

  BC, ON   |     Mackenzie   |    EN 

Schoolyard Farms: Fixing the food system by farming school land (Ontario)

Katie German, School Grown Senior Coordinator, FoodShare Toronto
Marc Schutzbank, Director, Fresh Roots
School Grown student farmers, FoodShare

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Fresh Roots (Vancouver) and FoodShare’s School Grown (Toronto), both run production farms at public high schools engaging school communities in growing, eating and celebrating local produce. They’ll share lessons learned in navigating complex school board partnerships, finding funding models that work, engaging youth in jobs and food literacy, collaborating with teachers, providing produce to cafeterias and all with a focus on food justice.

Digging into the dirty side of food: Growing and preserving food with high school foods classes 

Jody Mitchell, School Food Program Coordinator, Roots to Harvest
Erin Beagle, Executive Director, Roots to Harvest

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Presenters will share stories from the front lines of high school gardens to highlight the opportunities and challenges involved in integrating garden-based learning activities into high school food classes. They will offer strategies and approaches to: engage teenagers in garden work; solve the “summer problem”; and build school-wide engagement and sustainability for high school gardens.

A4 - Growing Up Healthy BC Schools

This session will include presentations on the BC School Fruit and Vegetable Nutritional Program and the Farm to School BC Network.

  BC   |     Hochelaga 4   |    EN

Fresh and Local in BC Schools – 10 years of the BC School Fruit and Vegetable Nutritional Program

Pat Tonn, Executive Director, BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation
Brenda Kent, School Healthy Eating Project Manager, BC Ministry of Health

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Imagine 500,000 children across BC biting into fresh, local cherry tomatoes, mini cucumbers or organic apples and realizing that fruits and vegetables are delicious and fun to eat. Through multiple partnerships, the BC School Fruit and Vegetable Nutritional Program has delivered BC-grown produce directly to school children. This presentation will showcase the successes, challenges and strategic alliances that have made this program a 10 year success story.

The Farm to School BC Network Story

Vanessa Perrodou, Provincial Manager, Farm to School BC

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This presentation will share the eight year journey of building the Farm to School BC Network and movement in BC. Through a storytelling narrative, participants will learn about previous Farm to School BC grant opportunities, as well as hearing about Farm to School BC's current project to build three Farm to School Regional Hubs across the province.

A5 - Cafeterias and student nutrition

This session will highlight a student-run cafeteria from Invermere and a presentation on understanding local student nutrition food costs from Toronto Public Health.

  BC, ON   |     Matapedia   |     EN

My Rocky Mountain Café

Andrea Salzbrenner, Red Seal Certified Chef, Chef Instructor/ Teacher, David Thompson Secondary School

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Former student and product of the same program that she is now teaching, Andrea Salzbrenner will speak on some successful initiatives and efforts made by her student-run cafeteria program in Invermere, British Columbia. Being a graduate of her own program, she will share the first-hand impacts that healthy, student run cafeteria programs can have on students and their lives.

Demystifying food costs for student nutrition programs

Sarah Vogelzang, RD, Nutrition Promotion Consultant, Toronto Public Health
Ellen MacLean, RD, Nutrition Promotion Consultant, Toronto Public Health

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Understanding student nutrition food costs is more than purchasing food within budget. It can help engage key stakeholders in a dialogue about the impact of food costs, budget and fundraising. Toronto Public Health adapted a tool to verify and annually adjust local student nutrition cost estimates. This presentation describes their process and highlights considerations for other regions doing similar work.