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Thursday, November 15 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Getting practical about food literacy and how we communicate with clients/consumers - AT SCHOOL

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In this session, attendees will hear from a variety of experts about food literacy initiatives for helping children eat well at school. 

Lessons from the Project CHEF Kitchen: How Vancouver school children discover wholesome food and confidence in the kitchen (Barb Finley)
Hear about Project CHEF, an experiential, curriculum-based school program aimed at children in kindergarten to grade seven that teaches students about healthy food: where it comes from, what it tastes like, how to prepare it and how to enjoy sharing it around a table.

Building food literate citizens through hands-on whole food cycle education: The power of partnerships (Gwen Chapman)
Gwen Chapman will share the experiences and successes of Think&EatGreen@School, (a partnership between the University of British Columbia, the Vancouver School Board, Vancouver Coastal Health and local non-profit groups), which promoted hands-on educational activities to enhance students’ food literacy. Key strategies including providing professional development, networking opportunities, and seed funding for teachers, as well as linking schools with university students, community activists and local food educators.

Food Literacy in the Ontario Secondary School curriculum (Diane O'Shea)
While the Ontario Family Studies curriculum has provision for food literacy in food/nutrition courses, these courses remain optional. This session will briefly examine curriculum expectations and explore some of the issues around mandatory food education

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Gwen Chapman

Dean of the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences, University of Guelph
Gwen Chapman is Professor and Dean in the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences, University of Guelph. Gwen received her Bachelor of Science (Home Economics) from the University of Saskatchewan, and her M.Sc. and Ph. D. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Toronto... Read More →
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Barbara Finley

Director, Project CHEF Education Society
The Project CHEF (Cook Healthy Edible Food) program was created by teacher and chef, Barb Finley. An educator (B.Ed., M.Ed.) for over twenty-five years, Barb has taught in Langley & Vancouver School Districts, UBC Faculty of Education, Dubrulle Culinary Institute and the Northwest... Read More →
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Diane O’Shea B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed., P.H.Ec.

Co-Chair, Ontario Home Economics Association
A Professional Home Economist, specialized in sociology, health promotion and education.Diane’s knowledge of food and interest in food literacy stems from total immersion in Home Economics and Agriculture.Alongside her husband, Diane was a hands-on business partner in O’Shea’s... Read More →

Thursday November 15, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm EST