Join us to share food, ideas, and learn more about the food policy council. You will learn about why a food policy council is needed in our community, and have the opportunity to ask questions and provide idea's on how to make our food system more sustainable.
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Partners from the Federation of Agriculture, County of Essex, City of Windsor, Downtown Mission, United Way/Centraide and Windsor-Essex County Health Unit are in the early stages of developing a Food Policy Council in our community.
Increasingly we are seeing changes that show us just how vulnerable our local food system is. No one organization or community group can make a difference alone. The Food Policy Council will allow all sectors and individual community members to communicate and work-together towards meaningful change.
As of January 1, 2017, all food-service businesses with 20 or more locations in Ontario must post the number of calories for the food and drink items on their menus or on display. This is required by the Ontario Government as part of the Healthy Menu Choices Act, 2015.
Many Windsor-Essex County residents spend a lot of time at work most days; therefore, creating a healthy workplace environment is critical when it comes to promoting and supporting healthy eating behaviours.
Vegetables and fruit are an important part of a healthy diet for toddlers and preschoolers. They provide vitamins, minerals, and fibre that are necessary for growth, development and overall health of the child.
Take Charge is helping WEC children to eat healthy during sporting events and day camp activities! Physical activity and healthy eating are keys to good health especially as children grow up and become adults. Unfortunately, salty and sugary snacks have become widely available in our community, and are often offered to children during sporting events and day camp activities.
The cost of eating healthy in Windsor-Essex County rose 1.52% this year, according to the recently released 2016 Nutritious Food Basket Survey results. This increase raises the cost of healthy eating for a family of four in our area to $203.03 per week, which is unattainable for many in our community.
This health status report on Active Living and Healthy Eating in Windsor and Essex County was prepared by the Health Unit with the goal of describing local statistics, emerging trends, and at-risk populations as it relates to active living, healthy eating, and healthy weights within Windsor-Essex County.
Take Charge is helping Windsor-Essex County residents eat healthy at local recreation centres!