Concurrent Sessions C

November 13th | Concurrent Sessions C

November 13th 2015 | 15:45 - 16:30

C1 - Developing and consolidating the food supply in the Montreal education sector

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Download the presentation of Ghalia Chahine.

  QC   |     Le Grand Salon   |    FR (simultaneous translation)

Benjamin Lefebvre, Stratégie de positionnement des aliments du Québec sur le marché institutionnel (SPAQMI), MAPAQ
Chantal Vézina, Responsable Diagnostic sur l'approvisionnement institutionnel - secteur santé/municipal, CIBIM
Louise-Michel Laurence, Responsable Diagnostic régional sur l'approvisionnement institutionnel - secteur éducatif/CPE, Concertation Montréal
Ghalia Chahine, Coordonatrice régionale du Système alimentaire montréalais (SAM), Montréal, métropole en santé

In line with the policy pertaining to the positioning of Quebec local food, one of the goals of the SAM Action Plan is the development and consolidation of the food supply in regional public institutions including those from the education sector. Using a recent analysis of the food supply in Montreal public institutions as a starting point, this co-creation workshop is intended to identify possible solutions and new tools to facilitate local procurement in schools.

C2 - Entrepreneurial model of school cafeterias in the south east of New Brunswick

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  NB   |     Hochelaga 3   |    FR (simultaneous translation)

Rachel Schofield, Coordinator of Healthy Food and Social Entrepreneurship in the Francophone South School District
Rachel Allain, Executive director, Réseau des cafétérias communautaires Inc. (RCC)

Johanne Thériault, Dietitian in Public Health
Patrick Henderson, Director, Terroir Foods & Agrimarketing

School cafeterias in Southeastern New Brunswick have taken a healthy and local turn in order to provide the best quality food to students at an affordable price. The concept of an "entrepreneurial cafeteria" is evolving within the Réseau des caféterias communautaires. Discover this community initiative which has become the envy of many at the provincial and national level. A story of community mobilization to share with all its challenges and successes!

C3 - Promoting healthy school food in Alberta: Lessons and tools for policy development

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 ALB   |     Mackenzie   |    EN

Kayla Atkey, Alberta Policy Coalition for Chronic Disease Prevention
Kim Raine, PhD, University of Alberta, School of Public Health
Susan Roberts, Alberta Food Matters and the GFSA Network

The workshop will begin with a panel presentation highlighting current research on the school food environment in Alberta and community efforts to promote healthy school food across the province. Using Alberta as a case study, participants will then explore how evidence-based tools and resources, such as the Policy Readiness Tool can help to successfully implement healthy school food policies.

C4 - School nutrition and garden programs as a response to Indigenous food security issues

   NT, QC   |        Matapedia   |       EN

This session will include presentations on land-based food programs from northern Indigenous communities in Fort Providence, Northwest Territories and the experiences of the Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention project.

Land-Based Food Programs as a Response to Indigenous Food Security Issues in Fort Providence, Northwest Territories

Courtney Mason, PhD, Tourism Department, Thompson Rivers University
Meagan Ann O'Hare, Department of Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa

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Based on six months of ethnographic research in Fort Providence in the Northwest Territories, this presentation reveals how northern Indigenous communities are using innovative local food programs as a means of responding to community food security issues. These include creating community food-based programming for youth and promoting use of wild and local food. The presentation will also focus on adapting school programs to complement Dene and Métis localized cultural contexts.

Improving nutrition through community partnerships at Indigenous schools: The experiences of the Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention project

Alex M. McComber, Community Mobilization Facilitator, Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project

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Since 1994, the Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project is a community-based participatory research project aimed at preventing type 2 diabetes among Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) children at Kahnawà:ke, near Montreal. Intervention activities include implementation support for the health curriculum, facilitating collaborative approaches for nutrition policy revision, as well as partnering with local nutritionists for school cafeteria consultations and providing nutrition information through workshops and displays.

C5 - It takes a village to support student nutrition: The experience of Student Nutrition Toronto’s Partnership

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  ON   |     Hochelaga 4   |    EN

Denise Vavaroutsos, Manager, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Toronto Public Health
Catherine Parsonage, Executive Director & CEO, Toronto Foundation for Student Success
Carla Marchetti, Coordinator International Languages/Parent and Community Engagement, Toronto Catholic District School Board
Debbie Field, Executive Director, FoodShare Toronto

Presenters will highlight the Toronto student nutrition program partnership model with the strengths of different mandates from education, public health, and community development intersecting. Working towards a common goal of improved learning and health outcomes, the model applies a cost-shared funding approach to leverage funds and resources to support 750 programs serving 175,000 daily meals in Toronto (2015).