Webinars

Learn more about food, agriculture, and nutrition from people across Alberta 

Introduction to Aquaponics in the Classroom

Dustin Bajer & Michael Lavorato

About this webinar

Curious about how to get started with aquaponics in the classroom? Hear from Michael Lavorato and Dustin Bajer on how and why to incorporate this unique form of sustainable agriculture in the classroom. Click here to view the webinar.

Community Gardens Across Alberta

Alison Van Dyke

About this webinar

Whether you’re a seasoned Community Garden organizer with a wealth of experience, or someone looking to start a garden from scratch. Click here to view this webinar.

Nanâtohk Mîciwin - Maskwacîs Universal School Food Strategy

Scott Hall

About this webinar

Scott Hall presentens the Nanâtohk Mîciwin (Universal School Food Strategy – USFS) which provides healthy meals, snacks and beverages for all 11 MESC schools.  Along with providing comprehensive food education, Nanâtohk Mîciwin includes students in growing and preparing meals. Click here to view this webinar.

Indigenous School Food Programs

Various Speakers

About this webinar

This panel discusses school food programs in First Nations, Metis, and Inuit communities across Alberta. The panel features Clifford Gladue, Lindsay MacCharles, and students from Ermineskin schools. Click here to view this webinar.

The 'Core Ingredients' of Comprehensive School Health

Sarah Halton & Matthew Mitschke

About this webinar

The landscape of food provision and nutrition education in schools is evolving to align with new public health measures. At the sane time, nutrition continues to be a key component in student learning. Through group discussions you will hear how schools are successfully adapting nutrition support for students. A Comprehensive School Health approach will be use to highlight ‘The Core Ingredients’ for fostering life-long healthy eating habits. Click here to view this webinar.

School Orchards & Food Forests

Dustin Bajer & Scott McMillan

About this webinar

Listen to Dustin Bajer from Sustainable Food Edmonton and Scott McMillan from W.P Wagner School and learn more about how school orchards and food forests support school food and agriculture programming in Alberta. Click here to watch this webinar.

Universal Curriculum-Integrated School Lunch Programs

Dr. Rachel Engler- Stringer

About this webinar

This presentation will cover a program of school food research including international literature studied to propose a model for a school food program for Canada, research comparing the food children bring from home versus that provided in small lunch programs, a survey of parental attitudes towards school food programs and some research on school food provision during pandemic-related school closures. Click here to view this webinar.

Farm to School

Jesse Veenstra & Richard Han

About this webinar

Hear from Jesse Veenstra (Farm to Cafeteria Canada) and Richard Han (Farm to School BC) about how their organizations are supporting food systems to bring healthy sustainable, local food to schools and other public institutions in Canada. Click here to watch this webinar.

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