November 14th | Break

November 14th 2015 | 10:30 - 11:00

Poster Session: Saturday November 14, 2015

This poster sessions will feature research, program and policy initiatives from across Canada.

   Hochelaga 2   |    EN & FR

Poster viewing will take place on Saturday November 14, 2015 from:

  • 10:30-11:00
  • 12:00-13:00

8. Learning Circles on Haida Gwaii

Shelly Crack, Community Dietitian with Northern Health
Kiku Dhanwant, Local Food in Schools Coordinator
Daniel Schulbeck, Science Teacher George M Dawson Secondary
Youths from Haida Gwaii (to be confirmed)

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

9. Marketing to Kids in Prince Albert Saskatchewan (M2KPA)

Dana Ismail, M2K Youth Ambassador
Allianna Puentespina, M2K Youth Ambassador
Anika Sukkhu, M2K Youth Ambassador
Bria Szell, M2K Youth Ambassador
Sarah Szell, M2K Youth Ambassador
Debbie Schutte, BScN RN

Marketing to Kids in Prince Albert Saskatchewan is a unique youth advocacy project. The project is designed to address marketing to kids and access to healthy foods in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, in partnership with the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

10. Community-engaged research by undergraduate students: Exploring school food environments

Alejandra Dubois,Research associate and adjunct professor, University of Ottawa and community volunteer, Ottawa Food Policy Council
Bénédicte Fontaine-Bisson, RD, PhD
Laurence Cousineau-Sigouin, Undergraduate Student, University of Ottawa

The Ottawa Food Policy Council is currently partnering with 3rd and 4rd year students of the Nutrition Sciences Program at the University of Ottawa to start building a knowledge base around school food environments, particularly in the Ottawa region. This research will be very valuable to inform the ongoing work of the Ottawa Food Policy Council. This poster will present the different subthemes and stages of this research program.

11. “You already know”: The contradiction between health promotion and revenue generation in English-Speaking Canadian school nutrition regulations

Shawna Holmes, University of Guelph

Because the school food environment is larger than just what is on school property, schools compete for student dollars with the fast-food and convenience stores nearby. The need for schools to fundraise through food and beverage sales has resulted in contradictory messaging in school nutrition regulations. Reconciling this contradiction is necessary to encourage students to make healthful choices.

12. Food and beverage promotions in Vancouver schools: Prevalence and characteristics of in-school advertising, messaging, and signage

Cayley E Velazquez, University of British Columbia

The current study describes the development of a data collection tool and coding protocol used to assess food-related advertising, messaging, and signage in 23 Vancouver schools; provides a descriptive profile of food-related promotions, including location, size, and main purpose of each, as well as the type of food and/or beverage depicted and its compliance with provincial school nutrition guidelines and examines differences in the prevalence and characteristics of promotions between elementary and secondary schools.  

13. Enhancing healthy food in schools through multidimensional hands-on learning

Patrick Gale, previous Foods and Gardening Teacher, East Three Secondary, Beaufort Delta Education Council,  Inuvik, NWT
Tiff-Annie Kenny, project lead and Doctoral Researcher, Traditional Food in Schools, University of Ottawa

A overview of several food and gardening related programs, contributing to the overall promotion of healthy food in school at East Three Secondary will be provided. These programs include: school gardening (indoor and outdoor), hatching chicks, ethnobotanical harvests, “On the land” programs, traditional foods in schools, the healthy lunch program, service learning, and the Inuvik Community Kitchen program.

14. Perceptions of school child care providers on the context and obstacles to running a smooth mealtime program

Marie Marquis, PhD, RD,  Professor,  Department of nutrition, Montreal University

The University of Montreal documented child care services, in order to understand food environments with a goal to make them into favourable settings for the adoption of healthy lifestyles. Based on the responses of 625 managers / technicians across Quebec, a portrait of their perceptions was prepared with regards to the context and successful outcome of mealtimes.