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.
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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.
Each year in March, Dietitians across Canada come together to celebrate healthy eating in an extraordinary manner. With a new theme each year, dietitians plan special events to engage, educate, and encourage their community to adopt healthier eating habits.
Three teams will battle it out before a live audience and a panel of local celebrity judges to turn simple, local, healthy ingredients into delicious meals.
Household food insecurity occurs when households do not have adequate or secure access to food because of financial constraints.
Registered Dietitians are food and nutrition experts.
The Food Guide focuses on vegetables and fruit, whole grains, and healthy oils, along with specific advice for different age groups.
Many school lunch boxes are loaded with unhealthy fat, sugar, and salt, and are missing fruit, vegetables, and whole grains. It's time for a lunchbox makeover! Many Windsor-Essex County schools are moving towards what's known as a balanced school day. Learn about the balanced school day and ways to prepare your child's lunch.