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

Annual Report 2022

Alberta Food Matters

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presents our annual report for our 2021 activities. Click here to watch this webinar.  

School Food Animator Pt. 1

Alberta Food Matters

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Learn more about the Community Animator Project partnership between Alberta Food Matters, Alberta Public Health Association, Rural Development Network, Farm to Cafeteria Canada, and the Public Health Association of BC. Click here to watch this webinar. 

School Food in Alberta

Dr. Kim Raine

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Alberta’s 2021 Nutrition Report Card is the seventh annual assessment of how Alberta’s current food environments and nutrition policies support or create barriers to improving children’s eating behaviours. Click here to watch Dr. Raine discuss the results for 2021. 

School Nutrition in Canada

Dr. Mary McKenna

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University of New Brunswick Professor Dr. Mary McKenna discusses the school nutrition landscape across Canada. Click here to view this webinar.

Khair for All Program

Deep and Yvonne

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The Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative has partnered with Güd Box to bring the Khair for All program of affordable, culturally relevant food to Edmonton and area. Deep and Yvonne joined our AGM to discuss this program. Click here to view this webinar.

Food Security Organizations

Fresh Routes, BVFA, and CFCA

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Learn more about how Fresh Routes, Bow Valley Food Alliance, and Community Food Connections Association are supporting food security in Alberta. Click here to watch this webinar.

Leftovers Foundation

Cory Rianson

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Cory Rianson, the Executive Director of The Leftovers Foundation, joined our Annual General Meeting to discuss his organization’s work. Click here to watch this webinar.

School Greenhouses

Various Speakers

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In this webinar, Dustin Bajer from Sustainable Food Edmonton, Steve Schultz from Lacombe Composite High School, and Scott McMillan from W. P. Wagner High School discuss their experiences starting and managing school greenhouses. Topics include how to start and maintain a school greenhouse, how school greenhouses can be used to teach students about food literacy in an engaging manner, and grants that are available for school greenhouses. Click here to watch this webinar.

Introduction to Aquaponics in the Classroom

Dustin Bajer & Michael Lavorato

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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