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Thursday, May 16 • 11:40 - 12:55

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  1. L'alimentation intuitive et la saine alimentation : un partenariat gagnant - Annie Julien et Liette St-Pierre
  2. How A School Community Lunch Event Can Teach Social Emotional Lessons - Barb McMahon
  3. Sustainable Living - Sustainable Learning Pilot Project - Brandy Gallagher
  4. Farm to School in Ontario: Exploring Solutions to Common Challenges - Carolyn Webb
  5. A hungry child can't learn, a hungry child can't play: The perceived impacts of school nutrition programs on student well-being in Ontario - Darya Parzei
  6. PRESERVESafe – Teaching lifelong skills to preserve food safely for year-round enjoyment - Debra Hellbach
  7. The Most Important Curriculum: Learning to Grow Food in a Changing Climate - Julie Johnston
  8. Food Advocacy in Action: The step-by-step guide to navigating Canada's political landscape, engaging in children's health and advocating for a National School Food Program - Rory Bray
  9. Farm to School Learning Circles: a promising model to grow the Farm to School movement across Canada - Sarah Ferber
  10. Scaling up on local food procurement in a regional student nutrition program - Stephanie Segave
  11. Promising Practices in School Food Program Models across Canada - Amberley Reutz
  12. A community-integrated approach for school garden-based learning: adapting UBC's Intergenerational Landed Learning Program for a pilot project in Powell River schools - Vanessa Sparrow
  13. Haida Gwaii Learning Circles: From Community Conversations to Community Leadership around Local and Traditional food in Schools - Kiku Dhanwant
  14. Food Folks: A Look into the Youth Food Network - Alex Kuhn
  15. Nested Systems: fostering professional collaboration and growing supports and strategies through school and district-based teams, highlighting a spectrum of success and planning for future growth - Patrick Gale
  16. Kitchen Brigades/Les Brigades Culinaires – offers nearly 4,000 high school students in over 170 schools across Canada to discover the pleasure of cooking and to create excitement around food and healthy lifestyles in their school environment - Rolie Srivastava
  17. Improving Local Food Systems One Bite at a Time: Implementing Farm to School Statewide - Crystal R. Besse
  18. Mindful eating (eating intentionally) - taking time to SLOW DOWN and truly savor the food we eat - Shannon Simpson
  19. Going Local: Exploring Food Procurement Practices at Canadian Universities - Public Good Initiative— Meal Exchange students
  20. Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan - Little Green Thumbs program - Brit MacDonald
  21. #DigInCanada! Celebrating Farm to School Month in Canada - Jesse Veenstra
  22. Food Folks: A Look into the Youth Food Network - Nicole Austin
  23. Development of a Food Environment Assessment Tool for Meal Exchange Participating Campuses—Carmen Lilley, Dr. Ann Fox, Nicole Norris

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Carolyn Webb

Assistant Master of Ceremonies, Sustain Ontario
Carolyn Webb is the Coordinator of Sustain Ontario’s Edible Education Network, a network that brings together groups in Ontario that are connecting children and youth with healthy food systems. The Network’s mission is to better enable these groups to share resources, ideas, and... Read More →

Stephanie Segave

Ontario Student Nutrition Program - Southwest Region

Liette St-Pierre

Université du Québec à Trois Rivières
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Barb McMahon

Executive Director, Sprouting Chefs
Sprouting Chefs Society is a registered BC charity non profit that has been overseeing the development of a school garden program at Forest Grove Elementary since 2011 as the first edible school garden built in Burnaby School District. The program is now the model for several schools... Read More →

Brandy Gallagher

OUR Ecovillage
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Debra Hellbach

Founder, PRESERVESafe
Debra is a food processing expert with over 35 years’ experience in all facets of the food industry. Passionate about food self-reliance and viable food systems, Debra helped develop the Produce Preservation Program, the precursor of PRESERVESafe. In 2018, Debra was awarded the... Read More →
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Julie Johnston

Sustainability Education Coach and Consultant, Green Heart Education, School District 64
I'm a retired teacher (who created the Pender Island school garden with her students) and a climate change activist with a special interest in permaculture as well as the impacts of climate disruption on food security.
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Rory Bray

Ryerson University

Sarah Ferber

Food First NL

Amberley Reutz

University of Guelph
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Vanessa Sparrow

Food Literacy Program Coordinator, School District 47, Food Literarcy Program

Kiku Dhanwant

Haida Gwaii

Alex Kuhn

Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable

Patrick Gale

Sooke School District
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Brit MacDonald

National Director, Little Green Thumbs
Brit is passionate about communicating the relationships between food, environment, agriculture and health, and is thrilled with the country’s growing recognition that food and farming practices lie at the heart of our most engaging educational opportunities. Brit is the National... Read More →
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Jesse Veenstra

Farm to Cafeteria Canada
Jesse is a public health professional with a passion for food security and community building. She brings 10 years of experience managing complex projects across the continuum of care within Vancouver Coastal Health and BC’s Provincial Health Services Authority, including work in... Read More →

Rolie Srivastava

Les Tablées des Chefs
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Annie Julien

Université du Québec à Trois Rivières
Enseignante éducation physique et à la santé, École ChavignyChargée de cours, Université du Québec à Trois-RivièresMembre du C.A. et du chantier alimentation, Lab-écoleÉtudiante au doctorat

Darya Parzei

Graduate Student, Lakehead University
I am a Master of Education candidate in the department of Education at Lakehead University. My research examines the impacts of Ontario student nutrition programs on student well-being. I am interested in community-based research, social justice education, and environmental and sustainability... Read More →

Crystal R. Besse

Louisiana State University
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Shannon Simpson

Salad Bar Coordinator, Huband Park Elementary
I live in beautiful Courtenay BC. I have been running the salad bar program at Huband Park Elementary for three years. We are serving 220 kids every Tuesday with six rotating menus. I love that the kids are eating beautiful, fresh, local, colorful food. Taking it one step further... Read More →
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Nicole Austin

Food Policies & Research Assistant, Ryerson University

Thursday May 16, 2019 11:40 - 12:55 PDT
Garden Pavillion Victoria Conference Centre - Victoria, BC, Canada
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